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Sounds that stimulate moods are probably related to memory and cultural values.

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What Happened to the Wizard of Oz Costumes and More Great Questions From our Readers

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Scientists understand color vision in nonhuman animals by studying the properties of cone cells.

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How Long Can Turtles Stay Underwater and Other Questions From Our Readers

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Will We Be Able to Prevent an Asteroid Strike and More Questions From Our Readers

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According to oral tradition, the Mayflower Pilgrims landed near Plymouth Rock in 1620—but first-person accounts of their arrival make no mention of it.

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How Many Stradivariuses Exist and More Questions From Our Readers

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How do you ensure documents left in a time capsule will be legible after 100 years?

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Animals, like humans, do go bald. Hair loss or fur loss can be seen in several animals, including coatis, Andean bears and cats of various species.

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