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By Rachael Rettner It's been a bad flu season, but this year's vaccine does offer some protection against the nasty bug, according to a new report from...

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By Alexandra Witze Tides that left fish high and dry hundreds of millions of years ago could have kick-started the evolution of land-walking vertebrates. New calculations suggest that,...

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By Ricki Rusting Every morning, Avigael Wodinsky sets a timer to keep her 12-year-old son, Naftali, on track while he gets dressed for school. “Otherwise,”...

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By Stephanie Pappas A species of warmongering sub-Saharan ant not only rescues its battle-wounded soldiers but also treats their injuries. This strikingly unusual behavior raises the survival...

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By Loren Grush The Trump administration wants NASA to move away from doing business in low orbit around the Earth and instead focus on sending...

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By Jeanna Bryner A huge, trillion-ton iceberg about the size of Delaware broke free from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017. As it moved away from...

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By Douglas S. Micalizzi & Shyamala Maheswaran In the early-stage breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a cluster of cancer cells arises in the milk duct...

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By Rafi Letzter An ultra-precise atomic clock the size of a four-slice toaster is set to zip into outer space this summer, NASA said. This isn't your...

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By Giorgia Guglielmi The genes and nerve cells that allow people and other mammals to walk around can also be found in a primitive fish known...

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By Stephanie Pappas Yesterday's successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket also sent an unusual payload into space: a cherry-red Tesla Roadster "manned" by a dummy...