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Modern birds can trace their origins to theropods, a branch of mostly meat-eaters on the dinosaur family tree.
The delicious scent of baking bread wafting out from the open doors of a nearby bakery can act like a time portal.
The promise of learning to read significantly faster is intriguing. But true speed reading isn't supported by the science.
The idea of eating roadkill may be foreign to some, but with proper precautions it can provide a safe and sustainable source of meat.
Up to 90% of people are right-handed. Scientists are still trying to figure out why lefties have always been in the minority.