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By Hemant Mehta When Ark Encounter celebrates its first anniversary this July, atheists and other science advocates will be on hand to protest. And they’re...

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By Alexandra Witze The sharpest look yet at Jupiter has revealed a number of surprises — including a surge of ammonia welling up from its gassy...

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By Ramin Skibba Rocky planets, including Earth, endure violent beginnings. Giant impacts vaporize enormous chunks of protoplanets, surrounding them in a flattened halo of debris. Scientists...

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By Carl Zimmer In a significant advance in the study of mental ability, a team of European and American scientists announced on Monday that they...

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By Robert F. Service Between the energy hub of Houston, Texas, and the Gulf Coast lies a sprawling petropolis: a sea of refineries and oil...

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By Adam Levy To show off the powers of synthetic biology, researchers have engineered a primitive kind of colour vision into bacteria — and got the...

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by Loren Grush It was early Thursday morning when astronomer Matt Muterspaugh noticed something strange with the star he had been observing for the last...

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By Joshua Sokol Please welcome to the stage a master illusionist. An energy beam that stabs out of galaxy M87 like a toothpick in a...

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By Kavin Senapathy The thoroughly answered question of whether vaccines cause autism isn’t really a question outside of conspiracy-theorist circles. The body of evidence shows...

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By Joanna Klein Greetings, human. Have you met the humped bladderwort? This unusual plant grows pretty, yellow flowers, and it has no roots to hold it...