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By Meghan Bartels NASA is preparing to launch a historic probe to "touch the sun" — which scientists hope will crack decades-long mysteries about our star...

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By April Reese On an island off Australia’s north-central coast, researchers are conducting an unprecedented experiment: mixing endangered animals that have evolved genetic defences against their...

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By Laura Geggel A woman in England learned the hard way that it's not safe to treat a foot fungus infection by covering it with slices...

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By Jeremy Rehm Scientists have produced a 3D image of a fruit fly’s brain that’s so detailed, researchers can trace connections between neurons across the entire...

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By Alexandra Witze Astronomers have discovered 10 small moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total to 79 — by far the most moons known around any planet....

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By Matt Wilkins The only thing worse than being lied to is not knowing you’re being lied to. It’s true that plastic pollution is a huge...

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By Sarah Kaplan When the sun was young and faint and the Earth was barely formed, a gigantic black hole in a distant, brilliant galaxy...

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By Jeff Tollefson The day Donald Trump took office as US president, the mood was sombre at the main research campus of the Environmental Protection Agency...

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By Laura Geggel A mere 2 hours before his grisly murder about 5,300 years ago, Ötzi the iceman chowed down on some mouthwatering morsels: wild meat...

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By Colin Barras Hominins reached Asia at least 2.1 million years ago, researchers assert in an 11 July Nature paper1. Stone tools they found in central China represent...