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By Steph Yin When early humans discovered how to build fires, life became much easier in many regards. They huddled around fire for warmth, light...

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By Scott Barry Kaufman Americans spend billions of dollars each year on books and seminars claiming to help people change their personalities. These books are...

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By James Hamblin Swimmer Michael Phelps is the most prominent athlete to appear with circular bruises over his body this week, raising eyebrows and questions. Is...

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By Kristina Killgrove Everyone on the planet, it seems, is still swept up in Pokémon GO. Part of the game play involves “evolving” your Pokémon...

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By Henry Fountain Kristyn Housman grabbed the end of a sampling auger, a steel tube that two colleagues had just drilled into a moss-covered hummock...

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By Tom Chatfield It’s a little-known fact that part of Wikipedia’s name comes from a bus in Hawaii. In 1995, six years before the famous...

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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 Gina Kolata The National Institutes of Health announced on Thursday that it was planning to lift its ban on funding some research that injects...