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Scientists identify species in various different ways. Why use so many different tools? Why not just stick with a single concept?

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Quantum computing can process huge amounts of data thousands of times faster than the computers you use today. And speed matters, because the world is producing more data than ever.

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Did you know that your body is constantly eating itself? When parts of your cells are damaged or no longer useful, they get broken down and recycled.

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Is invisibility real? Kind of. By manipulating your perception of how light rays interact with an object, you can see around or through the object.

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Categorizing people based on their appearance have helped your distant ancestors survive. But it can be harmful when these categories form the basis of racial stereotypes.

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Although the seventh row of the periodic table of elements is now complete, the table itself may not be fully complete. If you discovered a new element, what would you name it?

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Every time you log in to Facebook, you need to send your password to the company’s server. So how can you make sure that no one can eavesdrop on your communications, steal your password, and get access to your account?

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From wormholes and invisibility cloaks to robotic hands and artificial eyes, many of the things scientists are working on today were inspired by something they saw in a book or a movie when they were younger.

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Mitochondria are more than just tiny power plants. It turns out that they can increase energy production by joining together with other mitochondria. And they even contain their own specialized DNA!

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Research shows that missing sleep has many negative effects, including decreased concentration and memory, depression, irritability, and even weight gain.

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