Science

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By HENRY FOUNTAIN and JOHN SCHWARTZ Before he became president, Donald J. Trump called climate change a hoax, questioned the safety of vaccines and mocked...

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By Carl Engelking Scientists are five steps closer to synthesizing the entire genome of baker’s yeast, a feat that, once accomplished, will push the field...

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By Lindzi Wessel The March for Science, set for 22 April, is creating a buzz in the scientific community. The march arose as a grassroots reaction...

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By Sarah Gibbens Ensuring clean air, land, and water—this is how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses nearly 90 percent of its budget. However,...

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By Alex Berezow A common question I hear again and again is, "How do I know if a news story is fake?" There is no...

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By Jessica Body Over 700 million miles away, a tiny space dumpling orbits Saturn. At least, that's the food item that came to my mind after...

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By Brian Switek This time last year, two teams of paleontologists announced that they had finally solved one of the most inscrutable mysteries in the...

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By Merrit Kennedy Scientists have caught sight of a star extremely close to what they think is a black hole, whizzing around it at an...

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By Phys.org Geneticists from the Universities of Manchester and Bath are celebrating the discovery of the elusive 'greenbeard gene' that helps explain why organisms are...

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By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s phones have been ringing off the hook — literally — since he questioned...