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By Jack Moore The wife of Saudi writer and blogger Raif Badawi, Haider, has called on the newly appointed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to "write a new...

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By Dina Fine Maron Not all of Mitchell Elkind’s stroke patients are on social security. In recent years he has treated devastating attacks in people...

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By Matt Baume The future of safe schools may have just been decided by a few skinned knees on a Missouri playground. The playground in question...

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By Justin Gillis CAPE GRIM, Tasmania — On the best days, the wind howling across this rugged promontory has not touched land for thousands of...

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By Mike Wall NASA is not preparing to drop an alien-life bombshell, despite what you may have heard. Last week, the hacking group Anonymous posted a video...

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By Fred Pearce The healing of the ozone layer could be delayed for 30 years or more by rising emissions of a substance hitherto ignored by...

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By Davide Castelvecchi Europe’s gravitational-wave hunters are celebrating. On 1 July, a satellite will wrap up its mission to test technology for the pioneering quest to...

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By Carl Zimmer Mark D. Zabel wants to set some fires. Dr. Zabel and his colleagues are developing plans to burn plots of National Park Service land in...

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By Tom Metcalfe Total solar eclipses, when the moon nearly perfectly covers the sun, have fascinated humans since at least the time of the earliest...

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By Ariane de Vogue The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the...

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By Leah Crane SpaceX just did a double-header. Two of the firm’s Falcon 9 rockets were launched within 49 hours of each other, one from...

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By Robert Barnes The Supreme Court concluded its work for this session on Monday siding with religious institutions in a major church-state decision and with...