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30 REALITY CHECK
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63 MICHAEL MOSLEY
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64 ALEKS KROTOSKI
Swear by chicken soup to cure a cold? Be careful, because seemingly innocuous old wives’ tales and folk cures can have a darker side.
79 Q& A
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90 POPCORN SCIENCE
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is out soon. But is it really possible for a spiky blue mammal to run at the speed of sound?
We need to start worrying about tiny particles of space junk, rather than the big rocket fragments.
The ISS is being retired. What will happen to the iconic space s tation, and why can’t we just leave it there?