Science

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By Brooke Borel In a crowded auditorium at New York’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in August, Philipp Messer, a population geneticist at Cornell University, took...

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By Natalie Angier The female bonobo apes of the Wamba forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo had just finished breakfast and were preparing for...

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By Sam Kriss Something tremendous is happening; over the last few weeks, without too many of its globe-headed detractors noticing, a surprisingly vast community on...

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By Olga Khazan Intrauterine devices and birth-control implants are somewhat miraculous: Once inserted, they protect against pregnancy (but not STDs) for years. No pills, no...

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By Kenneth Chang WITWATERSRAND BASIN, South Africa — A mile down in an unused mine tunnel, scientists guided by helmet lamps trudged through darkness and...

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By Seth Borenstein EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society. •...

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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler, and Coral Davenport Seventy-four years ago, a naval battle off this remote spit of land in the middle of...

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By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie My card - the jack of diamonds, the one with my name scrawled on it twice in green Sharpie — is...

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By Joe Nickell With the requisite two “miracles” approved, Mother Teresa was canonized on Sunday, September 4, 2016. But is she Mother Teresa of Kolkata...

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By Emma Green Last winter, a Burmese woman living in Indiana, Khin Par Thaing, was arrested on charges that she beat her 7-year-old son with...