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Extroplanet: Astronomers may have just found the first planet outside our galaxy

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NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Astronomers may have discovered a planet in a distant galaxy.

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We need to talk about the ultimate science hack for making cookies

Plus: Five thousand years ago, a group of people left Taiwan and changed the world.

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At Inverse, our love for writing about new and thought-provoking science is perhaps only matched by our passion for food and cooking. In fact, we have an entire Slack channel dedicated to recipe sharing — often for baked goods, including cookies. And how else is one supposed to make cookies than to make the batter, spoon it out on a sheet for baking, and then lick the spoon cleaner than a top-of-the-range dishwasher ever could?