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Minutes at the Edge #13 – Your Body spawns a Zombie Baby

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Minutes at the Edge #12 – The Culture of Whales

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Minutes at the Edge #11 – Sagittarius B2, the biggest bar in the Milky Way

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Minutes at the Edge #10 – The Geeks Shall Inherit the Solar System

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Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus

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Minutes at the Edge #8 – Things between the Stars

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Minutes at the Edge #7 – Planet Hunting

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Minutes at the Edge #6: Mind-melting maths

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Minutes at the Edge #4: Mammoths and Cloning

Another Mammoth carcass has been found in the frozen wastes of Siberia. More specifically on Lyakhovsky Islands and the Mammoth, a female, was about 50 – 60 years old. What is most intriguing about this find: The scientists who discovered the carcass also found liquid blood, liquid at temperatures significantly …