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Monday, September 21, 2020 2:52 PM ET

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Wizard battles and demon circles revealed in newly translated Christian texts -- Owen Jarus -- Newly translated Christian texts tell of wizard battles and demon circles.

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New CDC guidelines say coronavirus spreads through air. Then CDC deletes them. -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged what scientists have been saying for a while: the coronavirus can spread through the air. Then, they took it back.

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An aurora that lit up the sky over the Titanic might explain why it sank -- Mindy Weisberger -- A geomagnetic storm that sparked spectacular aurora displays could also have contributed to the sinking of the Titanic.

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Black doctors have created a task force to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are safe -- Nicoletta Lanese -- The panel is independent of the FDA and CDC and will review decisions of both agencies.

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What if Earth had rings?

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women's rights

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Amazing images: The best science photos of the week -- Squirrel-aged beer, a mummy's ancient mugshot, the world's oldest sperm and more awesome science images.

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Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian -- The research "debunks the modern image of Vikings."

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Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' Episode 49: Mysterious Bacteria -- Though small, they are mighty.

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What is glyphosate? -- Glyphosate is a powerful herbicide. It's also the subject of several multibillion dollar lawsuits by people who claim it gave them cancer.

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Climate fires and hurricanes collide in this shocking NASA satellite image

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Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity

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These could be the funniest animal pictures ever

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Why is space a vacuum?

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Facial reconstruction reveals Egyptian 'mummy portrait' was accurate except for one detail

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What did people use before toilet paper was invented?

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Why do some men take so long to poop?

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The four most promising worlds for alien life in the solar system -- Gareth Dorrian -- Venus just became a serious contender. But what are the other most promising locations for extra-terrestrial life?

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CDC reverses controversial coronavirus testing guidelines -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- The guideline change comes after strong criticism from public health experts and a report that the updated guidelines were posted despite objections from CDC scientists.

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Cave bear mummy discovered in Siberia still has its internal organs, fur and black nose -- Laura Geggel -- An ancient cave bear adult and cub mummy have been found in the melting permafrost of Siberia.

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100 million-year-old sperm is the oldest ever found. And it's giant. -- Stephanie Pappas -- Scientists have discovered the oldest known sperm, dating back 100 million years, crammed in the body of a tiny crustacean.

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Helium-huffing alligators and reluctant hitmen win big at the Ig Nobel awards

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Watch LIVE: The 2020 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, tonight @ 6:00 p.m. ET

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Squirrel beer, ant gin and poop wine are served up in Disgusting Food Museum's new exhibit

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'Elinor Wonders Why' teaches kids to explore science by asking questions -- Mindy Weisberger -- A curious bunny named Elinor explores Animal Town with her friends, in an endearing new PBS series that teaches kids how to find answers about science and nature.

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Do STEM toys actually teach kids science and math? -- Stephanie Pappas -- Toys advertised as teaching STEM aren't always proven, but these recommendations have science to back them up.

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Does your personality change as you get older? -- Isobel Whitcomb -- Personality isn't fixed

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3,200-megapixel camera of the future Vera Rubin Observatory snaps record-breaking 1st photos -- Mike Wall -- The imaging sensors for the future Vera C. Rubin Observatory have taken their record-breaking first photos.

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Quantum internet breakthrough could help make hacking a thing of the past -- Siddarth Koduru Joshi -- New research shows how the next generation of ultra-secure communication could be possible with existing infrastructure.

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New 'AI Jesus' can deliver a sermon, but will you understand it? -- Mindy Weisberger -- A neural network learned to deliver sermons like Jesus (sort of ) after it was trained on the King James Bible.

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