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A whopping 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes are going to be released in Florida. Yes, 750 million. And yes, genetically modified.

Sounds like something out of a science fiction book or movie, right? It’s true and is actually being done intentionally! Local officials in Florida... Read more

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As I was browsing the CNN website for the latest news, I came across... Read more

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It may be cute, but it’s far from cuddly. In fact, the polar bear is the APEX... Read more

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Imagine heading out to a market looking... Read more

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January 1 marks the start of a new year, but have you ever thought of where the world rings in the year first? How about the United States—where do Americans celebrate the New Year first? 

Before you find out, it’s important to know a little about time zones. When you look at a map, you... Read more

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 Now that’s something your mom or dad never told you!

Coconut crabs are huge. Living on islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans, they can grow to 18 inches long and weigh up to 9 pounds! In fact, these are the world’s largest land crabs (ocean crabs like king crabs and the Japanese... Read more

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died Nov. 25 at age 90. Castro was a hero for some Cubans, and a tyrannical dictator for others, so news of his death was met with varying reactions—some mourned while others celebrated.

Castro was born near Birán, Cuba. As a young man, he was part of anti... Read more

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Unknown hackers took over more than 100,000 internet-connected devices, many of them simple gad- gets like cable TV boxes and even baby crib monitors, to cripple a major internet service provider on Oct. 21. The attack left countless customers nationwide unable to get to popular services like... Read more

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Hey, rockhounds! Keep a sharp eye out for the unusual. An odd-looking brown pebble found on a southeastern English shore turned out to be the first evidence of a dinosaur’s brain!

Thankfully, the dinosaur experts who made this discovery had much larger brains than the DONOR dino—probably... Read more

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