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Hands up who's ever orbited a black hole?

Earth and Space
After 20 years of orbiting Saturn and making wonderful discoveries about the planet and its moons, the Cassini-Huygens probe was recently sent...

How the Elephant Lost its Tusks

Evolution and inheritance
Elephants are in crisis – ivory poaching and habitat loss have led to disastrous declines in populations. In response, female African elepha...

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Properties and changes of materials
Money money money! Why is the Bank of England replacing paper notes with plastic ones? Which type will survive being dunked in ketchup? W...

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Earth and Space
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