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Narrator: At first glance, a fire ant hill – or mound, as it’s properly called – looks impossibly small. And yet a colony of up to 250,000 ants call it…

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If there’s one thing you know about puffer fish, it’s that they can do this. When aggravated by a predator, they, you know, puff up. Some puffers, like the porcupine…

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Millions of years ago, wisdom teeth were dead useful. Those hefty molars helped us grind up fibrous veggies. Then, around 1 million to 2 million years ago, we invented cooking,…

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The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. Between 1347 and 1351, it wiped out 30% to 50% of the entire population of Europe. And…

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Rebecca Robbins: All right. “Many adults need five hours of sleep or less.” Now, this is a myth. “Loud snoring is annoying but mostly harmless.” David Rapoport: Loud snoring is…

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Catastrophic earthquake scenarios have played out on the silver screen for decades, terrifying viewers with quakes that can collapse skyscrapers or topple entire cities. Here’s what will happen if the…

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Oh hey, uh…didn’t notice you there! Just doing a bit of reading; it’s…it’s pretty intellectual, pretty heavy stuff, I don’t – I don’t really think you’d appreciate it. Anyways, the…

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