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By Brandon Specktor With more than a dozen different strains of influenza circulating the world at any given time, flu season is a bit like a...

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By Heidi Ledford A single blood test could one day be used to detect a variety of cancers, results from a preliminary trial suggest. The past few...

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By Daniel Clery Astronomers are staring at a nearby star in hopes of seeing a giant baby of a planet pass across its face, perhaps...

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By Cassandra Willyard Soon after conception, a human embryo begins to assemble a remarkable organ crucial to its survival. The placenta is both a lifeline and...

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By Beth Mole In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521, waves of epidemics slammed Mexico. By 1576, the population,...

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By Emily Oster and Geoffrey Kocks In December 2014 something unusual happened at Disneyland. People came to visit Mickey Mouse, and some of them left...

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By Owen Jarus Using cosmic particles called muons, and possibly tiny robots, scientists hope to figure out what created two mysterious voids inside the Great Pyramid. Possibilities range...

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By Ewen Callaway Maciej Maselko has made wild sex deadly — for genetically modified organisms. A synthetic biologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis—St Paul,...

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By Kurt Andersen Forty-eight hours ago, after watching Oprah Winfrey give a terrific, rousing feminist speech on an awards show, millions of Americans instantly, giddily decided...

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By Rachael Rettner Does your tap water contain the radioactive element radium? You might be surprised to hear that tap water for more than 170 million...