Science

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By Daniel Clery For more than 20 years, a team of astronomers has tracked a single star whipping around the supermassive black hole at the...

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By Mike Wehner Ferocious carnivores like the Tyrannosaurus tend to take top billing when it comes to dinosaur pop culture, but the colossal plant-eaters known as...

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By Alexandra Witze A large saltwater lake seems to lurk under ice near Mars’s south pole. If confirmed, it would be the first body of liquid...

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By Rebecca Nebel Growing older may be inevitable, but getting Alzheimer’s disease is not. While we can’t stop our advancing age (which is the biggest...

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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...