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HONNINGBIER DER FORMERER SIG UDEN BEFRUGTNING: Species of honeybees in South Africa can reproduce asexualy – without mating. This phenomenon has been noticed before, but it always ended up causing birth defects or unfertile eggs. In the experiment researchers found out that the worker bees could produce almost perfect clones of themselves and had done it for almost 30 years, proving that no serious side effects are experienced.

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-south-african-worker-honeybees-near-perfect.html

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BLINKENDE STJERNER: Astronomers have observed and classified a new category of stars – "the blinking stars", giant stars that dim and then brighten in long periods of time. The "blinking" phenomenon has been observed before by planets orbiting stars and blocking light, but for these stars the periods are months long or more. They speculate that blinking is caused by giant disks, but the theory needs more proof. 

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-astronomers-giant-center-galaxy.html

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Arizona Has Fixed Up an Old Gas Chamber So It Can Kill Prisoners Again
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