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By Carl EngelkingWhether we like to or not, we’re all gamblers.Every waking moment, countless stem cells inside our bodies are dividing in order to...

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By Davide CastelvecchiHere's how to catch a black hole. First, spend many years enlisting eight of the top radio observatories across four continents to join...

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By Paul Rincon The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs is revealing clues to the origins of life on Earth. Scientists have...

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By Sid PerkinsThe longstanding division of dinosaurs into 'bird-hipped' species including Stegosaurus and their 'lizard-hipped' counterparts such as Brachiosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex may no longer...

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By Darryl FearsThe rusty patched bumblebee’s path to the endangered list was as up and down as the way it flies.After a years-long run-up...

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By STEPH YIN With enough determination, money and smarts, scientists just might revive the woolly mammoth, or some version of it, by splicing genes from...

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By Jason BittelPicture a red-headed woodpecker crossed with a tiny velociraptor, and you have a good mental image of Anchiornis, a foot-high dinosaur that...

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By Clara MoskowitzSymmetry is easily recognizable in art, architecture, even anatomy. But the concept of symmetry in physics is hard to wrap one’s head...

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By Heidi LedfordFor years, medical researchers have hoped that a burgeoning class of cholesterol drugs targeting a protein called PCSK9 could be the next generation...

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By Paul Rincon The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion. It witnessed the collapse of entire cliffs at...