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Forty years ago, the Voyager 1 and 2 missions began their journey from Earth to become the farthest-reaching missions in history. In the course of their missions, the two probes spent the next two decades sailing past the gas giants of Jupiter and Saturn. And while Voyager 1 then ventured into the outer Solar System, Voyager 2 swung by Uranus and Neptune, becoming the first and only probe in
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The word ‘nice’ has an unusual history in the English language. Originally a term for ‘foolish’, its meaning over the centuries has morphed from ‘wanton’ to ‘reserved’ to ‘fastidious’. These days, it has become a somewhat bland and opaque description of personality: “she’s really nice.” But its common usage hints at the characteristics that matter deeply to
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Weighing nearly 70 US tons (63 tonnes), heavier than 10 adult African elephants, this dinosaur was the largest animal to ever walk on Earth, according to some scientists. This plant-eating beast first made headlines in 2014, after a rancher from Patagonia in Argentina discovered a fossil bone. Last year, the American Museum of Natural History in New York