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How do hair follicles grow? Study untangles the science

An outstanding question in dermatology that researchers have studied for decades is: How do hair follicles emerge from a sea of seemingly uniform skin cells...

Here’s Where J.K. Rowling Got Her Magical Ideas for Harry Potter (Photos)

Harry Potter studied astronomy at Hogwarts, and he was in good company. Here's the notebook of Leonardo da Vinci's, one of history's great astronomers and innovators....

Microgravity Appears to Permanently Mutate Bacteria to Make Them Faster Breeders

Certain types of bacteria can mutate to reproduce more quickly when exposed to microgravity, and that's not great news for our space tourist dreams, seeing as we...

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth’s Oceans

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it...

We Just Got The Most Detailed Photo Ever of Our Neighbour, The Triangulum Galaxy

If you look just to the right of the northern constellation of Triangulum, you'll see a faint smudge in the night sky. That's the Triangulum Galaxy,...
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