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Limpets Are the Least Limp of All

New research suggests that the strongest creature in the world may be rather more shell-bound, small, and squishy than you would expect.


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The Myers-Briggs of Major Bugs

A new study suggests that even cockroaches come in introverted and extroverted varieties. Some are more shy, others are bold explorers. We kind of hate them all, either way.


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A Story You May Think You’ve Heard Before

Reyhan Harmanci, senior editor of Fast Company, tells us about the unusual situation of a 23 year old man in England who suffers from a particularly terrible case of deja vu as a complication of his anxiety.


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The Technophobe Dream Town Where Wi-Fi is Banned

Green Bank, WV falls within a government-mandated "radio quiet zone" due to the nearby radio telescopes. That means residents cannot have wi-fi, cell phones, or many other modern devices.