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By Pallab Ghosh The head of the world's largest scientific membership organisation has given his backing for a planned protest by researchers in Washington DC. Rush...

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By Jeffrey MarlowThe Curiosity Mars rover is in the prime of its robotic life, approaching dramatic layered deposits on the slopes of Mt. Sharp....

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By Heidi LedfordThe first time molecular biologist Greg Hannon flew through a tumour, he was astonished — and inspired. Using a virtual-reality model, Hannon...

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By Colin DwyerTo paraphrase an age-old saying: If at first you don't succeed, well, dust off the historic launch pad and try another liftoff.Not...

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By Scott WaldmanLawmakers are remaking NASA in order to leave parts of the agency’s earth science program untouched but remove its climate change research.It’s...

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By James Gallagher Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at...

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By Daniel WillinghamThe short answer is yes: you can learn to think more rationally but only about specific subjects. Enhancing rational thinking overall is...

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By David Shepardson, Timothy Gardner and Richard Valdmanis | WASHINGTONStaff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been told that President Donald Trump is...

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By Hemant MehtaThe Jackson County Board of Commissioners in Michigan never understood how invocation prayers worked.They delivered it themselves, which they can’t do. The...

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By Jocelyn Kaiser Editing the DNA of a human embryo to prevent a disease in a baby could be ethically allowable one day—but only in...

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By Steven NovellaWe have an anti-vaccine president. One of my concerns about Trump the candidate was that one of his most consistent positions over...

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By Michael ShermerImagine nothing. Go ahead. What do you see? I picture dark empty space devoid of galaxies, stars and planets. But not only...