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Look: A dime-sized robot wants to burrow into your stomach — for science

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Covid-19 exposed the one huge reason doctors remain so crucial in the era of A.I.

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A radical new camouflage tech borrows its inspiration from squid relatives

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Alice Eve defends her controversial Star Trek scene: “I’m proud of that”

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Science brings some mind-bending James Bond tech to life

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The Pentagon UFO Report is just the beginning. Here’s what happens next.

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How you think about time can change the future

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Flying cars are "imminent" new study finds

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This is the year the first baby will be born in space

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Future Earth 2121

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SpaceX: Elon Musk explains how Mars city will make humanity interstellar

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Look: Awe-inspiring video shows the “FedEx of Space” reach orbit

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Are space rockets bad for the Earth? Why the question ignores an important truth

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