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This is a collection of the 10 best and most popular stories from science and technology over the past 7 days. Scroll down and...

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At a blistering 1.125 terabytes per second, a new optical communication system developed by University College London (UCL) researchers has created a new record...

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Photo credit: Japanexperterna.se/Flickr CC by SA 2.0 By Mary Beth Griggs Your phone, yes, the one you're (probably) reading this on, can detect earthquakes. All you...

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Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA By Bill Chappell Exactly 15 months after it completed a seemingly impossible journey to land on the surface of a comet, the Philae...

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Photo credit: Gérard DuBois By Derek J. Koehler Given the complexities of the modern world, we all have to rely on expert opinion. Are G.M.O. foods...

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Photo credit: Joshua Bright for The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise Experts have long known that rich people generally live longer than poor people. But...

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Photo credit: Mesfin M. Mekonnen and Arjen Y. Hoekstra By Nicholas St. Fleur About four billion people, or two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water...

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Photo credit: COD Newsroom By Stephen J. Dubner Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap.” (You can subscribe...

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Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis via Getty Images By Matthew Chapman My great-great-grandfather, Charles Darwin, was born on this day 207 years ago. The Origin of Species...

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Photo credit: Miguel Montaner By Geopolitics Made Super The great struggles in the Middle East are tinged with religion: Sunni supremacists in the Islamic State, Shi’a...

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Photo credit: Gen Suwa By Charles Q. Choi Fossils of what may be primitive relatives of gorillas suggest that the human and gorilla lineages split up...

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Photo credit: Nanette Hoogslag/Getty Images/Ikon Images By Nancy Shute The odds of getting Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are declining for people who are...