Science

Science

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By Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay If you want to be a good philosopher, don’t rely on intuition or comfort. Study maths and science. They’ll...

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By Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong We saw in the Mouse’s Tale that the main differences between mice and men reside in the pattern of...

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By Christina Beck The mantis shrimp has gained notoriety in recent years after being featured on popular internet sites such as YouTube or the webcomic,...

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A trial for a universal cancer vaccine; new CRISPR system for RNA exclusively; the universe expanding 9% faster than we thought; and more below!...

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By Jeremy Samuel Faust We learned Thursday that Prince died of an opioid overdose—specifically from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid often prescribed to people who have...

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By Andrew Pollack A blood test to detect cancer mutations produced results that generally agree with those of an invasive tumor biopsy, researchers reported, heralding...

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By Ed Yong Tens of thousands of years ago, before the internet, before the Industrial Revolution, before literature and mathematics, bronze and iron, before the...

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By Adrienne LaFrance The Great Red Spot wasn’t always red. Early observers said the oval swirl, Jupiter’s most puzzling and distinctive marking, was more of a...

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By Phil Plait To the surprise of no one, Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is continuing his unfounded attack on science, ratcheting it up even higher than...