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A surprising number of animals can reproduce without sex

Virgin births are a thing, and they've been happening for millennia in some animals.<p>It's something called parthenogenesis, which basically just means reproduction without fertilization.<p>The mother provides both sets of the DNA necessary to create an embryo, which is typically female.<p>Here are the …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

The Godzilla of Solar Ovens

Constructed in 1949 in the citadel of Mont-Louis in the French Pyrenees, this double-mirror solar furnace [PDF] concentrated the sun’s rays to melt …

'Unexpected John Cena' is no longer just an internet meme

The prank has been the bane of many an internet user's existence for some time, but now John Cena and Cricket Wireless are using it for good.<p>If you're a big YouTuber or are big into Vine, you've probably come across "unexpected John Cena". It's a mixture between a meme and a prank, with unrelated …

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A Paralyzed Woman Is Hiking the Appalachian Trail Thanks to These Smart Leg Braces

The C-Brace got Stacey Kozel out of a wheelchair and up a mountain.<p>Stacey Kozel is a 41-year-old hiker who is currently working her way through the Appalachian Trail. It's a grueling slog—only 1 in 4 hikers will actually complete this hike. Kozel is averaging 20 miles a day, and she's doing it all …