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Trump's EPA May Be Weakening Chemical Safety Law
August 16th, 2017, 05:37 PM
The agency has released controversial new rules for evaluating a chemical’s risk

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The Imperfect Crime: How the WannaCry Hackers Could Get Nabbed
August 16th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously

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How Do You Move a Giant Sequoia?
August 16th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Boise, Idaho, recently relocated a century-old, living tree provided by John Muir

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The Air out There: Astronomers Aim to Find Atmospheres of Alien Earths
August 14th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Is our nearest neighboring exoplanet, Proxima b, an "Earth next door," or is it a lifeless rock?

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Family Meal? Ancestral Humans May Have Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism
August 11th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Patterns carved in an arm bone could mean the gruesome practice held some ceremonial value for Paleolithic people

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Nukes, Warheads and Guam: How Did We Get Here, and What Should Happen Next?
August 11th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Sanctions won’t end ‘cold war’ with North Korea, but diplomacy is still on the table, one expert says

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Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?
August 11th, 2017, 05:37 PM
The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Auditory Hallucinations Yield Clues to Perception
August 10th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Psychics and psychosis sufferers alike hold beliefs that may predispose them to hearing voices

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Gene-Editing Success Brings Pig-to-Human Transplants Closer to Reality
August 10th, 2017, 05:37 PM
CRISPR has enabled researchers to inactivate viruses in donor animals that may sicken humans

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Mega-Tsunami Could Be Triggered by an Alaska Quake
August 10th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Researchers have found tectonic features on the ocean floor off the Alaska coast similar to those that drove the 2011 earthquake in Japan

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Maximize Your Odds of Seeing the Great American Solar Eclipse
August 10th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Data show the U.S. locations that offer the best chances for clear skies and light traffic

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Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom
August 10th, 2017, 05:37 PM
The biologist and atheist, whose latest book was released this week, talks about the reliability of science, artificial intelligence, religion and the president

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Demystifying the Black Box That Is AI
August 9th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Humans are increasingly entrusting our security, health and safety to “black box” intelligent machines

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Possible Anti-Aging Brain Therapy Shows Promise in Mice
August 8th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Old animals injected with the hormone component klotho learn and remember better

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No Endor in Sight: Habitable Exomoons May Be Rare
August 8th, 2017, 05:37 PM
The possible discovery of a giant extrasolar moon suggests our own may be an anomaly

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Exploring the Mysterious Life of One of Earth's First Giant Organisms
August 8th, 2017, 05:37 PM
Strange creatures known as “rangeomorphs” could help paleontologists understand the origins of animal life

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Drug-Carrying "Nanoswimmers" Could Slither Past the Brain's Cellular Defenses
August 7th, 2017, 05:37 PM
A transport vehicle the size of a virus may ferry chemotherapies and other molecular cargo through the imposing blood–brain barrier

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Bizarro Life-Forms Inhabiting Deep-Sea Vents May Be at Risk
August 4th, 2017, 05:37 PM
New findings add a layer of complexity to how highly specialized animals colonized these unique environments

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Sexual Assault May Trigger Involuntary Paralysis
August 4th, 2017, 05:37 PM
“Tonic immobility” hinders the ability to fight and is linked to high rates of depression and PTSD

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Ever-Elusive Neutrinos Spotted Bouncing Off Nuclei for the First Time
August 3rd, 2017, 05:37 PM
A new technology for detecting neutrinos represents a “monumental” advance for science

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Striking Evidence Linking Football to Brain Disease Sparks Calls for More Research
August 3rd, 2017, 05:37 PM
The biggest study of its kind offers the best evidence to date linking the sport to mood and cognitive impairments

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Al Gore Says Climate's Best Hope Lies in Cities and Solar Power
August 3rd, 2017, 05:37 PM
In an exclusive interview Gore also maintains that the Trump administration is relinquishing U.S. climate leadership to China and India

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Embryo Gene-Editing Experiment Reignites Ethical Debate
August 2nd, 2017, 05:37 PM
American researchers publish highly anticipated study using CRISPR in developing humans

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Was Agatha Christie's Mysterious Amnesia Real or Revenge on Her Cheating Spouse?
August 2nd, 2017, 05:37 PM
Ninety years ago, she stayed in a hotel for 11 days under an assumed name, supposedly because she had suffered from a loss of memory. How plausible is her story?

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Should the World Tap Undersea Methane Hydrates for Energy?
August 1st, 2017, 05:37 PM
Debate rises over whether mining frozen gas beneath the ocean would aggravate global warming

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