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Ringo Is a Beatle, Hawaii Is a State--Why Isn't Pluto a Planet?
March 29th, 2017, 10:51 PM
After more than a decade of controversy, the debate over the icy world’s demotion to “dwarf planet” status shows no sign of stopping

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"Menstrual Cycle on a Chip" Offers a New Window into Female Physiology
March 28th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Researchers have completed the first laboratory model of the human female reproductive cycle

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Of Mice and Men: Study Pushes Rodents' Home Invasion to 15,000 Years Ago
March 28th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Scientists provide a new estimate for when the common house mouse took up residence with humans

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The Genius of Pinheads: When Little Brains Rule‚Äč
March 28th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Bigger brains are not always better

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Food for Thought: Do We Owe Our Large Primate Brains to a Passion for Fruit?
March 27th, 2017, 10:51 PM
A new study suggests our outsize brains may have arisen from scouring for and eating kumquats and kiwis

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Galactica stellaris: Astronomers Build a Family Tree for the Milky Way's Stars
March 27th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Methods borrowed from biology are revealing previously hidden details about our galaxy’s history of star formation

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Opening a Window into the Minds of Language-Impaired Children
March 27th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Researchers are using eye-tracking technology to learn more about children afflicted with specific language impairment

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Mind-Reading Computers That Can Translate Thoughts into Words
March 24th, 2017, 10:51 PM
In his latest book, Adam Piore explores how bioengineers are harnessing the latest technologies to unlock untapped abilities in the human body and mind, like translating neural brain patterns of...

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Trump Wants Deep Cuts in Environmental Monitoring
March 24th, 2017, 10:51 PM
The administration’s proposed budget takes aim at ecosystem and climate tracking efforts across agencies 

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At-Home Male Fertility Test App Takes Sperm Selfies
March 22nd, 2017, 10:51 PM
A device that interfaces with a smartphone can accurately measure sperm concentration and movement

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The Brain Takes a Guided Tour of London
March 21st, 2017, 10:51 PM
Two distinct brain regions cooperate to simulate possible routes and plan a path through them

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Q&A: Lawrence Krauss on The Greatest Story Ever Told
March 21st, 2017, 10:51 PM
Hidden, impermanent balances in nature have shaped the history of physics, and could determine our universe’s future

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Ethical Guidelines on Lab-Grown Embryos Beg for Revamping, Scientists Say
March 21st, 2017, 10:51 PM
It may be time to update the currently observed 14-day rule as a benchmark

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Forget Flying Cars: Passenger Drones May Be Hovering Soon at a Location Near You
March 20th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Self-piloting quadcopters make more sense than an airplane–automobile hybrid—but safety and logistics problems remain

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U.S. Salamanders Threatened by Deadly Fungus
March 16th, 2017, 10:51 PM
The pathogen with a near 100 percent mortality rate could wipe out amphibian species already decimated by habitat loss

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Complex Life Could Be Vastly Older Than Thought
March 15th, 2017, 10:51 PM
New algae fossil discovery may reset the evolutionary time line 

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Trump at the Pump: Car Companies Move to Create Fuel-Efficiency Double Standard
March 15th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Changes by automakers and the White House would leave some states with more polluting gas-guzzlers, and others with efficient vehicles

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Waiting to Reprogram Your Cells? Don't Hold Your Breath
March 15th, 2017, 10:51 PM
In a rethink of personalized medicine, researchers turn to banks of donor-derived stem cells

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The Strange World of Nighttime Open-Ocean Diving [Slide Show]
March 14th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Underwater photographer Jeff Milisen swims with animals that most people never get to see

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Climate Change Complicates the Whole Dam Debate
March 14th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Demolishing dams helps many fish but threatens waters where some native species shelter from drought and invasive predators

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Here's What We Know about Trump's FDA Head Nominee
March 13th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Early tests for Scott Gottlieb, who was named to the post on Friday, will include a pair of bills immediately slated for congressional review

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Q&A: Kim Stanley Robinson Explains How He Flooded Manhattan
March 13th, 2017, 10:51 PM
His new book, New York 2140, explores the interplay of climate change and global finance on a warmer, wetter future world

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Trump's Order May Foul U.S. Drinking Water Supply
March 10th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Narrowing the Clean Water Rule could increase pollution in critical waters

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Simple Blood Tests for Rapid Concussion Diagnosis
March 9th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Physicians need more than the question: “How many fingers am I holding up?”

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Don't Forget: You, Too, Can Acquire a Super Memory
March 9th, 2017, 10:51 PM
Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring

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