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By Michael Lipka More than four decades after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, opponents and supporters of abortion rights are still battling over...

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Welcome to the This Week in Science where we curate the most important and most interesting stories from science and technology each week. Powered...

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By Ian Urbina Technology holds the promise of enabling coal power plants, which produce much of the world’s electricity, to run more cleanly, emitting far...

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By William Herkewitz This soft robotic stingray is made of rat heart muscle. Yeah, it's just as crazy as it sounds. "Roughly speaking, we made this...

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So how does the Ancestor's Trail work? Essentially you walk evolution - in reverse - starting at the present day and symbolically travelling back...
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An update from Professor David Macdonald on the impact of Cecil's death on international lion conservation.

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By Stephanie Strom Nearly all food labels in Vermont are now required to disclose when products include genetically engineered ingredients. The requirement, passed two years...

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By Laurel Hamers Even Amelia Earhart couldn’t compete with the great frigate bird. She flew nonstop across the United States for 19 hours in 1932;...

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By Joel Achenbach More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter...

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by David P Barash Imagine a Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and observing Homo sapiens for the first time. He, she or it would see a...