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Phenomena: A Science Salon

4 spirited writers on the new, odd, and awesome.

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    Checking Out Egyptian Tombs

    Read a report from Jeffrey Bartholet, on assignment for NGM, who just visited Saqqara, where looters had swarmed last week.

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    Monkeys' "Do Not Disturb" Sign

    A group of mandrills at a zoo regularly cover their eyes, possibly an example of a cultural development.