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By Rafi Letzter Flu epidemics in small towns are bad, but at least researchers understand them. A new paper published today (Oct. 5) in the journal Science shows...

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By Elizabeth Gibney, Richard Van Noorden, Heidi Ledford, Davide Castelvecchi, & Matthew Warren Ways to speed up and control the evolution of proteins to produce greener...

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By Michael Dixon In recent weeks there have been alarming reports from both Israel and Turkey of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution being erased from school curriculums. In Turkey,...

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By Loren Grush Overnight, Japan’s asteroid-sampling spacecraft Hayabusa2 deployed its third robot onto the surface of an asteroid named Ryugu more than 186 million miles...

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By the University of California - Berkeley For one brief shining moment after the 2015 detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, astronomers held out...

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By Eliza Mackintosh The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years, and for only the...

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By Loren Grush A new discovery is strengthening the idea that a large, mysterious planet — known as Planet 9 or Planet X — may...

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By Stephanie Pappas Better late to the Halloween party than never: An asteroid shaped like a grinning skull is set to pass by Earth on Nov....

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By Coral Davenport WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to dissolve its Office of the Science Advisor, a senior post that was created to counsel...

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By Sarah Wild Researchers have discovered fossils from South Africa’s largest dinosaur yet — a find that they say changes their understanding of how four-legged walking...