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By Scott WaldmanLawmakers are remaking NASA in order to leave parts of the agency’s earth science program untouched but remove its climate change research.It’s...

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By James Gallagher Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at...

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By David Shepardson, Timothy Gardner and Richard Valdmanis | WASHINGTONStaff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been told that President Donald Trump is...

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By Jocelyn Kaiser Editing the DNA of a human embryo to prevent a disease in a baby could be ethically allowable one day—but only in...

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By Steven NovellaWe have an anti-vaccine president. One of my concerns about Trump the candidate was that one of his most consistent positions over...

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By Michael ShermerImagine nothing. Go ahead. What do you see? I picture dark empty space devoid of galaxies, stars and planets. But not only...

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By Philip BallResearchers at IBM have created an elusive molecule by knocking around atoms using a needle-like microscope tip. The flat, triangular fragment of...

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By Annie SneedPredicting earthquakes is the holy grail of seismology. After all, quakes are deadly precisely because they’re erratic—striking without warning, triggering fires and...

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By Paul Rincon Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds. All examples of...

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By Jugal K. PatelA rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break....