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By Dennis Overbye It’s the beginning of a spectacular, almost circuslike end for NASA’s Cassini mission. For 12 years Cassini has been buzzing about Saturn,...

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By Stephanie Mencimer One of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's pet projects as governor of Indiana was expanding school choice vouchers, which allow public money to...

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November 27, 2016 Who has international influence? Rather than any particular field or institution, it turns out to be the individual stars of various specialist...

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A family court judge told a father he was “unwise” to have taken his ultra-Orthodox Jewish children to a museum where images and exhibits...

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By Andrew O'Hehir How much of the “news” is fake? How much of reality is “real”? After an election cycle driven by lies, delusions and...

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By Matt Richtel As Chuck Peal lay in a Waterbury, Conn., emergency room one Sunday in early September, doctors furiously tried to make sense of...

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By Didi Kirsten Tatlow BEIJING — A report that Beijing’s already notorious smog contained bacteria with antibiotic-resistant genes spread through the city last week like...

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By Te-Erika Patterson With half of all doctoral students leaving graduate school without finishing, something significant and overwhelming must be happening for at least some...

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By Ed Yong In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned 19 common chemicals from common antibacterial washes, because manufacturers hadn’t shown that they...

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By Rebecca Klein Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke at a 2001 conference with her husband, Dick, about using educational philanthropy...

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By Joanna Klein Lucy was a small one. She weighed about as much as the average 2nd grader and stood about three-and-a-half feet tall. But...