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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...

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By Ed Yong On August 15th, with little fanfare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to improve its ability to deal...

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By Emily Deruly As a writer, I generally favor words over numbers. But sometimes a good number is worth a thousand words. Or something like...

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By Steph Yin Inuit who live in Greenland experience average temperatures below freezing for at least half of the year. For those who live in...

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By Sophie Bushwick Antimatter, the equal-but-opposite twin of regular old stuff, is a finicky material. It’s only in the past 20 years that scientists have...

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By Chris Mooney The Office of Special Counsel, an independent U.S. agency that protects whistleblowers and investigates prohibited practices that affect government employees, declined this...

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By Joel Achenbach Carl Sagan died 20 years ago Tuesday, at the far-too-young age of 62. He had many strong beliefs, none greater than his...

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By Julia Belluz At many moments of 2016, it seemed the world was falling apart. In June, there was the Orlando nightclub shooting, where dozens were...

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By James Hamblin When Larry Schlachter was a 31-year-old neurosurgeon, he was driving to the hospital early one morning and “just blacked out.” He crashed...