Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had. Our team of experienced reporters and editors do serious research while having loads of fun explaining the world's objects and phenomena, both natural and man-made.
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Is It Possible to Clone a Dinosaur?
An illustration of a T. rex head in a storm.
April 28th, 2016
Apologies to people keen on reviving extinct dinosaurs, but researchers have never recovered dinosaur DNA, which is necessary for cloning. But, intriguingly, they have found fragments of mystery DNA in dinosaur bone, experts told Live Science.
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Why Do Cats Stretch So Much?
cat stretching
April 21st, 2016
If there were an Olympic event for stretching, cats would win gold. They're constantly stretching their muscles, likely for many of the same reasons that people do, experts told Live Science.
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Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell Funny?
Freshly cut asparagus on a green plate.
April 16th, 2016
Here's what gives "asparagus pee" that sulfurous smell and why some people just can't detect the odor.
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Why Do Birds Sing the Same Song Over and Over?
Singing bird
April 26th, 2016
As springtime and summer emerge, so does the twittering of birds. But why do these birds sing the same song over and over?
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Why Does Virtual Reality Make Some People Sick?
Guy tries virtual glasses headset during VRLA Expo, virtual reality exposition, event at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles in August 2015.
April 20th, 2016
Tech companies are betting big on virtual reality, but they have to overcome some physiological barriers such as VR sickness.
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What Is Cellulite?
cellulite, thigh, fat
April 15th, 2016
What's causing those lumps and bumps on your hips and thighs?
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What's the Coldest Place in the Universe?
cold places, coolest place
April 1st, 2016
It's not Miami Beach, if that's what you were thinking. Nor is it the North Pole.
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Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?
Man smoking marijuana cigarette soft drug in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
April 22nd, 2016
The question of whether using pot lowers IQ is still contested, but several long-term studies find no significant cognitive declines.
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Why Don't Fish Have Necks?
red fish blue fish
April 18th, 2016
Fish have fins and gills, but they don't have necks. That's partly because it would be difficult to swim quickly with a neck that wagged back and forth in the water.
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What Will Happen to Earth When the Sun Dies?
The sun, as it appeared on April 13, 2016.
April 13th, 2016
The sun is going to die and take the Earth with it. Here's how.
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