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5 most incredible discoveries of the week

Some sobering news about human mortality and happier news about a not-so-extinct tree.        
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Some sobering news about human mortality and happier news about a not-so-extinct tree were among the discoveries that made headlines this week: Human Lifespan Has Likely Maxed Out : Bad news if you're hoping to live to be older than...

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