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Gallery: The oldest living things in the world

Written by Emily Pidgeon • Posted Sep 20, 2014
Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. She has spent years researching and tracking down the world's oldest organisms. Here, take a look at just some of her photographs, and watch her 2010 TED Talk on the topic.
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Need to know: Scotland, unicorns and “the bearded troll that is Great Britain”

Written by Laura McClure • Posted Sep 18, 2014
“Should Scotland be an independent country?” is a question Scots answered "no" to this week. Why did Scotland consider breaking up with the UK? Who else has stopped being British over the past few centuries? And what's the deal with Scottish unicorns, anyway? 3 ideas behind the news.

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