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By Sara ReardonLike ivy plants that send runners out searching for something to cling to, the brain’s neurons send out shoots that connect with other...

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By Mitch WeissSPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge...

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By Roger Harrabin The UN’s new climate chief says she’s worried about President Donald Trump - but confident that action to curb climate change is...

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By Jonathan Foley and Christine ArenaPresident Trump’s decision to constrain and muzzle scientific research signals an important milestone. The War on Science has shifted...

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By Steven NovellaAn excellent article in ProPublica by David Epstein discusses the problem of doctors not adhering to the best evidence-based standards. The full article...

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By Jackson LandersDon't try to eat anything bigger than your own head. That's good advice for most living things, but a group of creatures...

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By Sheila KaplanWASHINGTON — Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes,...

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By Maarten RikkenSuicide is the second leading cause of death in young people between the ages of 15 and 24, and for lesbian, gay,...

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By Mike WallAdvocates of Pluto's planethood are about to fire another salvo in the decade-long debate about the famous object's status.Scientists on NASA's New...

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By Kavin SenapathyA West Virginia grassroots network is calling on lawmakers to not allow religious or philosophical vaccine exemptions for children attending public school...

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By Matt McGrath Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming. That's according to...

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By Shelia M. PooleJeff Newport can cite the Bible chapter and verse.He went to Christian schools, attended church every Sunday and delivered his first...