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By Elizabeth Pennisi By standing on the shoulders of giants, humans have built the sophisticated high-tech world we live in today. Tapping into the knowledge...

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By Sara Reardon The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started testing whether livers-on-a-chip — miniature models of human organs engineered to mimic biological functions...

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By Matthew Hutson Doctors have lots of tools for predicting a patient’s health. But—as even they will tell you—they’re no match for the complexity of...

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By Ramin Skibba Little galaxies can pack a mighty punch. Astronomers detected and carefully weighed the black holes residing at the centres of a pair...

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By Elizabeth Gibney Female academics report spending more time on teaching and public-engagement tasks, and less time on research, than their male counterparts, according to a...

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By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Paleontologists excavating a basin in southern Tanzania have uncovered 245-million-year-old fossils belonging to one of the earliest relatives of dinosaurs. The...

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By Jonathan Amos Saturn's ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth. The assessment comes on...

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By Larry Greenemeier The idea of dropping an air-blast bomb—even if it’s the largest nonnuclear ordnance ever used by the U.S. in combat—to target fighters...

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By Lindzi Wessel This past January, just days after millions of people marched on behalf of women—and in reaction to the inauguration of U.S. President...

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By Alexandra Witze After 13 years exploring Saturn and its moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has just 5 months left to live. But it will go out...