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E-Z bake meteorites

So this three-pound meteorite — the size of a grapefruit — smashes through the roof of a house in New Zealand, nearly killing a couple’s young son. The mother, Brenda Archer, retrieves it, and according to Reuters:

The Archers, who are following expert advice by drying the rock out in their oven, plan to sell it or give it to a museum.

Their oven?

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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