Science

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By Merrit Kennedy Researchers have found a curious purple orb near California's Channel Islands – and it's left them stumped. To our untrained eye, it looks...

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By Benedict Carey Solving a hairy math problem might send a shudder of exultation along your spinal cord. But scientists have historically struggled to deconstruct...

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By Nicholas St. Fleur Continents cruise in the slow lane. Moving just millimeters at a time, it took the ancient supercontinent Pangea hundreds of millions of...

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By Gina Kolata Americans aren’t very enthusiastic about using science to enhance the human species. Instead, many find it rather creepy. A new survey by the...

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By Barbara J. King Watching the NBC Nightly News broadcast on a Friday earlier this month, I gaped as the last segment aired. Kevin Tibbles was...

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By Phys.org Staff By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees' nests to harvest honey. Research now reveals...

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By Nicholas Wade A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness...

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By Kate Lyons People suffering from heart disease have been offered hope by a new study that suggests damaged tissue could be regenerated through a...

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By Ed Yong Around 10 million years ago, a population of African apes diverged down two paths. One lineage gave rise to gorillas. The other...

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In the 1960s and 70s, a revolution took place in the way we understand human nature. Out went Marx and Freud, and in came...