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Doctor Octopus Will See You Now (Discover)

Imagine flexible, robotic arms crawling through the organ-packed spaces of a patient’s body. The tools deftly navigate through

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A countercultural history of walking: Alone We Stroll (Huck)

Is there anything radical about going for a walk? How about if you walked all the way across the world? Huck catches up with some modern-day flâneurs, who are strolling great distances away from the crowd.  Take four bones: a femur, patella, tibia and fibula. Wrap in muscle, bind with tendons. Repeat. A pair of

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Riding the Wind (Aeon)

Hot and bothersome or exhilarating and wild: winds blow through the mind as strongly as they blow through

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To Stop Mosquito Bites, Silence Your Skin’s Bacteria (Smithsonian)

Texas scientists tricked mosquitoes into skipping a blood meal by modifying the way bacteria talk to each other.///// Evening picnics in a park, sunset beers by a lake and warm nights with the windows open are just some of the delights of midsummer. But as dusk falls, one of the most infuriating creatures on the

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Oldest Sperm Is No Shrimp (Discover)

German biologist Renate Matzke-Karasz beamed at the virtual fossil slices on her iPad. “There are definitely internal structures

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Neil Harbisson: The Catalan Cyborg Fighting for the Right to Have New Senses & the Right to Be Independent

When Neil Harbisson was growing up in Barcelona his parents and doctors thought that he was severely colour

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The Last of the Moche Wave Riders (GOOD)

Omar runs the Surf School Muchik with his brother in Huanchaco—a colorful beach town with a population of about 15,000 along northern Peru’s desert coast. Before the Incas came to dominance, this land was home to the Moche people from A.D. 100-800, then the Chimú until A.D. 1470. Huanchaco fishermen and surfers can trace their

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