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What Ötzi the Iceman ate before he was murdered
What Ötzi the Iceman ate before he was murdered

A mere 2 hours before his grisly murder about 5,300 years ago, Ötzi the iceman chowed down on some mouthwatering morsels: wild meat from ibex and red deer, cereals from einkorn wheat and — oddly enough — poisonous fern, a new study finds.

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Thai Navy May Put Elon Musk’s Mini-Submarine to Use. One Day.
Thai Navy May Put Elon Musk’s Mini-Submarine to Use. One Day.

The military may use the tiny submarine for future rescues, though it was deemed too large and impractical to save the soccer team in the cave.

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Last meal of ancient 'Iceman' revealed
Last meal of ancient 'Iceman' revealed

Scientists studying the body of Oetzi the Iceman — a hunter who died in the Alps 5,300 years ago — found that his last meal was particularly well-balanced.

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Hand: Not Your Average Autograph Collection
Hand: Not Your Average Autograph Collection

From Victoria’s neat cursive to Rasputin’s illegible scrawl, a Morgan Library & Museum show celebrates the quirky traces left by the hands of notable historical figures.

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Nearby alien planet may be capable of supporting life
Nearby alien planet may be capable of supporting life

One of the nearest exoplanets to Earth may be a decent abode for life.

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He Sues to Discredit Climate Scientists. Now He’s Being Sued by His Allies.
He Sues to Discredit Climate Scientists. Now He’s Being Sued by His Allies.

David Schnare’s conservative legal group seeks to expose science fraud. But it appears to be imploding amid allegations of financial mismanagement, attempted extortion and faked documents.

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Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones
Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones

The lab at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has graduated two projects — one to build delivery drones and another making internet-beaming balloons — into independent businesses.

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Trilobites: Is Your Horse in a Good Mood? See if It Snorts.
Trilobites: Is Your Horse in a Good Mood? See if It Snorts.

A new study suggests that a horse’s exhalations may signal contentment or pleasure, rather than a simple clearing of the animal’s nasal passages.

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This exoplanet is so hot, it's 'boiling off' its atmosphere
This exoplanet is so hot, it's 'boiling off' its atmosphere

The hottest known exoplanet is so hot that its atmosphere is "boiling off" and the escaping gas is being captured by its nearby host star, a new study shows.

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Freed From Thai Cave, Boys May Still Face Health Problems
Freed From Thai Cave, Boys May Still Face Health Problems

Those rescued from Tham Luang Cave are being closely examined by doctors and are not yet allowed to have contact with their families.

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