Science

Science

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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...

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By Sabrina Tavernise and Denise Grady American military researchers have identified the first patient in the United States to be infected with bacteria that are...

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By Sabrina Tavernise, Erica Goode, and Denise Grady The idea of people dying from infections that were once easily cured may seem outlandish. But it...

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You want to have a reference point of where to find the best recent scientific and technological breakthroughs? Here they are, in the weekly...

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By Ian Sample The genetic engineering of humans has great potential to help those destined to inherit serious, incurable diseases, according to one of Britain’s...

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By Ed Yong In February 1990, thanks to a 15-year-old boy named Bruno Kowalsczewski, footsteps echoed through the chambers of Bruniquel Cave for the first...

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By Anthony Lydgate It's difficult to know what to make of the giraffe. It shuffles like a camel (right legs forward, then left legs) but...