Prince always had superpowers. You only had to witness him picking up a guitar or sitting down at a keyboard to know it. His voice could encompass Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and Mick Jagger, while remaining recognizable as its own thing. But around the time he created his own musical fantasia out of Tim Burton’s Batman, Prince actually got to become a comic-book superhero.
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Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could dramatically curb water scarcity in the Mediterranean region, help save tropical reefs, allow more wheat to grow in West Africa, and significantly shorten heat waves, according to a new study by European researchers.
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Some U.S. counties have seen a 70-fold increase in drug overdose deaths in the last few decades, a new study finds.
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The tiny mantis shrimp is known for its flashy exterior and its formidable ability to puncture things. Researchers were curious how mantis shrimp and other small puncturing creatures could wield such power for their diminutive stature. So, Philip Anderson, an animal biology professor at the University of Illinois decided to find out and published the findings today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface Focus.
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