Science

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By Jamie Holmes It’s bad enough that expertise is under attack these days from populist political movements that dismiss specialist opinion as just another establishment...

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November 21, 2016 Host: Lindsay Beyerstein There’s no getting around the fact that the alt-right has come out of the shadows to fully embrace Trump as...

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By Charlotte England An increasing number of African elephants are now born tuskless because poachers have consistently targetted animals with the best ivory over decades, fundamentally...

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By Peter Holley If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century,...

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By Erica Goode Researchers have long known that social class is one of the most powerful predictors of health, more powerful than genes, smoking, alcohol...

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By James Gorman Once again, science has confirmed the suspicions of dog-owners that their beloved pets know more than they are letting on. In this...

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By Robinson Meyer What does the president-elect think about climate change? Who even knows anymore? Speaking at the offices of The New York Times on Tuesday, Donald...

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By Ed Yong It started with a scream. It either came from a fleeing gorilla named Inshuti, or from the three males who were chasing him....

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By Ian Sample In what could be a fresh chapter in the never-ending story of the search for eternal youth, scientists are to tinker with...

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By Sarah Kaplan Imagine if scientists found out that a massive asteroid was on a collision course with Earth and would strike somewhere near Los...