This Crystal Is the Oldest Known Piece of Earth

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This Crystal Is the Oldest Known Piece of EarthIt's been here for 4.4 billion years.
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March 19 2014 3:24 PMThe Solar System's Biggest Moon, MappedJupiter's icy Ganymede.
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March 4 2014 2:50 PMTetris Can Curb Booze and Cigarette CravingsThe game may distract your brain from your vices.
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March 3 2014 3:56 PMDark Chocolate Is Good for Your HeartEven without the much-touted flavonol.
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Feb. 28 2014 6:21 PMThe Many Voices of Meryl StreepFrom Android to Australian.
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Feb. 28 2014 10:30 AMWhat Would It Take to Get a "Space Elevator" to the Sky?Some experts say it's feasible.
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Feb. 27 2014 9:30 AMThe Lasers Are Upon UsAfter years of fanfare, U.S. military lasers are ready to go.
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March 4 2014 4:14 PMGliding Through the Ocean From a Shark's Point of ViewCourtesy of a mounted camera.
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March 3 2014 4:51 PMHow Can a Blood Test Tell if You're Schizophrenic?The new method could launch within 18 months.
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March 2 2014 1:00 PMThe Food Nutritional Labels of the FutureIf approved by the FDA.
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Feb. 28 2014 1:10 PMKaty Perry Camp Edits “Dark Horse” Video After Muslim OutcryOops. 
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Feb. 28 2014 9:20 AMThe Least Sympathetic Victims of the Polar VortexGoodbye, Asian stink bug.

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The World
Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PM Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
  Business
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  Life
The Eye
Oct. 22 2014 1:01 PM The Surprisingly Xenophobic Origins of Wonder Bread
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 10:00 AM On the Internet, Men Are Called Names. Women Are Stalked and Sexually Harassed.
  Slate Plus
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Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
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Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 2:59 PM Netizen Report: Twitter Users Under Fire in Mexico, Venezuela, Turkey
  Health & Science
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Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
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