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Strong signal from gravitational wave detectors hints at long-sought exotic source

‘Mystery’ volcano that cooled the ancient world traced to El Salvador

The 539 C.E. eruption triggered crop failure, famine, and disease

One million ways to sex a chicken egg, and how plastic finds its way to Arctic ice

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Carbon atoms marry to form first-ever ring

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