Learn about a robotic “third thumb”; how measuring time increases entropy; and how to distinguish friends from foes.
People's brains adapted to having a robotic "third thumb" by Steffie Drucker
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Teen turns prosthetic arm into glitter-shooting unicorn horn [VIDEO] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf91U06GII8
Measuring time increases the entropy in the universe by Briana Brownell
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To Scope Someone Out, See How They Judge Others by Anna Todd
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