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By Ross Pomeroy In 2006, an ominous term entered the public lexicon: colony collapse disorder. The mysterious, somewhat vague word describes instances where entire colonies of honeybees abruptly...

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By Zeeya Merali Astrophysicists who captured an image of the Big Bang’s afterglow — and confirmed the standard model of cosmology — won a US $3-million...

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By John Pickrell A remarkable fossil slab containing hundreds of pterosaur eggs and some embryos has been discovered in China1. The find looks set to transform...

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By Roni Dengler Celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian West says it boosted her energy level. Mad Men’s January Jones touts it as a cure for postpartum depression....

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By Laura Geggel How do intercontinental ballistic missiles — including the one North Korea launched Tuesday (Nov. 28) that flew more than 10 times higher than...

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By Ewen Callaway Life has spent the past few billion years working with a narrow vocabulary. Now researchers have broken those rules, adding extra letters to...

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By Dan Robitzski During the Jurassic period, some feathered dinosaurs — including the 160-million-year-old, crow-size Anchiornis huxleyi — were downright fluffy, unlike many of their sleek, modern bird...

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By Amy Maxmen The number of malaria cases rose in many countries in 2016, suggesting that progress has halted in the global fight against the disease,...

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By Davide Castelvecchi On 15 November, Argentina’s Navy lost contact with the ARA San Juan, a small diesel-powered submarine that had been involved in exercises off the...

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By Dan Robitzski The boundary between the Earth's outermost layer, the crust, and the underlying mantle is speckled with mysterious, blob-like regions. Scientists have long known...