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February 23, 2013

Human Echolocation: Blind Like A Bat, Lifting The Lid On Lazy Eye, Red Dwarf Stars Host Hospitable Planets, Mother Flies Dose Offspring With Alcohol, Arctic Ice Turns Green With Algae, Salmon Follow Magnetic Map.

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