Science

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By Sarah Kaplan For dinosaurs, hatching eggs was a long-term commitment. A nest pinned the parents down to the spot where the eggs were laid. As long...

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By Joel Achenbach The Trump people are taking over NASA, and it’s hard to predict how this will play out for the agency's human spaceflight...

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By Ed Yong When the former nurse Jamie Tyrone learned that she carried two copies of a gene called ApoE4, she “lost hope and direction,”...

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Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum loves a good list. Thus he has crafted a definitive selection of essential works of non-fiction, classic titles...

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By Brooks Hays MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Scientists in Russia have calculated the rate of dark matter decay, explaining the decline of dark matter...

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By Chris Megerian In the two decades since Ben Santer helped write a landmark international report linking global warming and human activity, he’s been criticized...

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By Jerry Coyne As I posted yesterday, a lot of contributors gave their answers to the 2017 annual Edge Question, “What scientific term or concept...

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By Justin Gillis With Donald J. Trump about to take control of the White House, it would seem a dark time for the renewable energy...

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By Christopher Joyce Almost a million elephants roamed Africa 25 years ago. Assessments of their population now vary, but suggest there are fewer than half...

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By Carl Zimmer Leah H. Somerville, a Harvard neuroscientist, sometimes finds herself in front of an audience of judges. They come to hear her speak...