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By Nancy Knowlton Once upon a time, a career as a marine biologist conjured images of days spent diving amid beautiful sea creatures. These days, it...

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By John Schwartz In the blink of a geological eye, climate change has helped reverse the flow of water melting from a glacier in Canada’s...

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By Nancy Atkinson For decades, scientists have tracked hints of a thread-like structure that ties together galaxies across the universe. Theories, computer models, and indirect...

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By Lef Apostolakis The first known living sample of a giant, ancient mollusc that previously was known almost exclusively by its shells has been recovered...

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By Adrian Cho For decades, particle physicists have yearned for physics beyond their tried-and-true standard model. Now, they are finding signs of something unexpected at...

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By the Editors of Scientific American Earlier this year scientists announced that on April 22—Earth Day—they intended to, in their own words, “walk out of...

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By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici Advisers to President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United...

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By Alice Klein What are the odds that Tasmanian tigers still exist? About 1 in 1.6 trillion. Mathematical models provide yet another good reason to think...

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By Elizabeth Pennisi By standing on the shoulders of giants, humans have built the sophisticated high-tech world we live in today. Tapping into the knowledge...

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By Sara Reardon The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started testing whether livers-on-a-chip — miniature models of human organs engineered to mimic biological functions...