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By Davide Castelvecchi The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina finally has solid evidence that the most energetic particles in nature come from sources outside the Milky...

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By Alice Klein The sky above is grey and drizzly, but the wetlands are still beautiful to behold. Flocks of magpie geese settle on the...

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By Heidi Ledford Gene-edited human embryos have offered a glimpse into the earliest stages of development, while hinting at the role of a pivotal protein that...

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By Hemant Mehta New Mexico is on a path to adopt science standards for all public school students that would eliminate mentions of evolution, the age of...

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By Jennifer Berglund In late 2012 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope spotted what appeared to be plumes of water vapor spewing from the frozen surface of...

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By Alison Abbott Leading neuroscientists are joining forces to study the brain — in much the same way that physicists team up in mega-projects to hunt...

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By Justin Gillis As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming...

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By Alexandra King Scientist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said Sunday that, in the wake of devastating floods and damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and...

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By Maia Szalavitz In the story of America’s opioid crisis a recent tripling in prescriptions of the painkillers is generally portrayed as the villain. Researchers...

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By Leah Crane Cassini is dead; long live Cassini. On the evening of 14 September, the Cassini spacecraft sent back its final images of the...