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The term IQ typically refers to a score on a test that measures someone's cognitive ability. What does this test constitute exactly? Find out if IQ tests can accurately measure someone's intelligence.
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There is a good chance that if you go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of grapes that they will be of the seedless variety. If the grapes are seedless, how are they able to produce new grapes? Find out the answer to that question in this article.
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The chicken or the egg question is one that gets asked on a regular basis. We get asked this question frequently, so let's take a shot at it. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Find out the answer in this article.