These Primates Have Six-Fingered Hands | Science | Smithsonian

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Used for gripping limbs, a “pseudo-thumb” makes the hands of these bizarre primates even creepier

Source: These Primates Have Six-Fingered Hands | Science | Smithsonian

Komodo Dragons Have Skin That Looks Like Chain Mail | Smart News | Smithsonian

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CT scans show layered bone covers the adult reptile’s body, likely to protect them when fighting for mates and food.

Source: Komodo Dragons Have Skin That Looks Like Chain Mail | Smart News | Smithsonian

I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson

It can feel like we have a firm sense of our histories. But we can only make out the twigs.

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Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. – The New York Times

NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through space.

Doctors Identify Very Rare ‘Semi-Identical’ Twins | Smart News | Smithsonian

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There is only one other known case of this unusual type of conception, which happens when an egg is fertilized by two sperm

Source: Doctors Identify Very Rare ‘Semi-Identical’ Twins | Smart News | Smithsonian