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    Remembering Juicero, the Ultimate Silicon Valley Flop

    Remembering Juicero, the Ultimate Silicon Valley Flop

    How often does this happen to you? You’re sitting in your well-appointed kitchen when all of a sudden, you have a maddening craving for 8 oz. of raw, …

    Why some parts of the human body don't make sense

    Why some parts of the human body don't make sense

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    BBC Future - Telmo Pievani

    You will be hard-pressed to find an animal that has no rudimentary or useless traits: atrophied eyes, discarded wings, or male breasts, to name just a few of many. These are all signs of history, legacies of distant relatives, disused structures that evolution will tolerate for a while or will reuse …

    Camel pageant is among World Cup's sidelines attractions

    Camel pageant is among World Cup's sidelines attractions

    ASH-SHHANIYA, Qatar (AP) — Like all good pageant contestants, Nazaa’a displayed not only dazzling beauty but also poise and grace. She batted her eyelashes and flashed a toothy smile for the television cameras at the Mzayen World Cup, a pageant held in the Qatari desert about 15 miles (25 …

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