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Meet Venus, the cat with 2 facesHer unusual face has earned her Internet fame. Here’s what’s behind the Venus the chimera cat’s unusual appearance.

Meet Venus, the cat with 2 faces
Her unusual face has earned her Internet fame. Here’s what’s behind the Venus the chimera cat’s unusual appearance.

Men and women literally see the world differentlyA new study shows that the sexes really do see the world differently. Men notice small details and moving things while women are more sensitive to color changes.

Men and women literally see the world differently
A new study shows that the sexes really do see the world differently. Men notice small details and moving things while women are more sensitive to color changes.

How United is helping track tiny speciesThe airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

How United is helping track tiny species
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.

People seek out friends with common DNAThe most common gene shared by friends in the study was the “olfactory” gene, which is involved in a person’s sense of smell.

People seek out friends with common DNA
The most common gene shared by friends in the study was the “olfactory” gene, which is involved in a person’s sense of smell.

Does the language you speak influence how you think?Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.

Does the language you speak influence how you think?
Studies show that our language affects how we experience the world, playing a role in everything from how we save for retirement to the colors we see.

How much do you know about whales?These giants of the sea are intelligent, fascinating and unique. But how much do you really know about them? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

How much do you know about whales?
These giants of the sea are intelligent, fascinating and unique. But how much do you really know about them? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

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'Uncontacted' Amazon people treated for fluPast epidemics of malaria and the flu have devastated other tribes in the area as they lack immunity to such diseases.

'Uncontacted' Amazon people treated for flu
Past epidemics of malaria and the flu have devastated other tribes in the area as they lack immunity to such diseases.

Orchids 101: The biology behind these elegant flowers
In foreclosure-ridden Florida, ‘zombie’ swimming pools add to mosquito woesA discerning skeeter couldn’t ask for a better breeding habitat than an abandoned swimming pool. And unfortunately for post-recession Florida, there’s a whole lot of them.

In foreclosure-ridden Florida, ‘zombie’ swimming pools add to mosquito woes
A discerning skeeter couldn’t ask for a better breeding habitat than an abandoned swimming pool. And unfortunately for post-recession Florida, there’s a whole lot of them.

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7 intriguing things you didn’t know about the Dead Sea
The still, dense waters of the Dead Sea have mystified people for thousands of years — yet there are many things we do know about the Dead Sea, and most of them may surprise you.