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Photo credit: Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill/Flickr By Robert H. Gray Two big ideas often come up in discussions about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. One is...

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Photo credit: EPA By Adam Hart Are humans inadvertently driving evolution in other species? Mounting evidence suggests activities such as commercial fishing, angling and hunting, along...

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Photo credit: Amarett Jans/Courtesy of Enrique Abreu By Sara Solovitch It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out...

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Photo credit: Philippe Merle/AFP/Getty Images By Nell Greenfieldboyce Mice were much healthier and lived about 25 percent longer when scientists killed off a certain kind of...

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Photo credit: ESA/NASA By Marcelo Gleiser For the past two weeks we've been exploring some of the questions related to life's origin on Earth and possibly...

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Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe...

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Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered...

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Photo credit: Terry Smith/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty By Matt Ridley Books about science tend to fall into two categories: those that explain it to lay people...

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UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. It is the first time a country has considered...

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Photo credit: Cristiano Burmester for The New York Times By Andrew Pollack Every weekday at 7 a.m., a van drives slowly through the southeastern Brazilian city...