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James Webb Telescope Sends Home a Selfie and 18 Images of Starlight

James Webb Telescope Sends Home a Selfie and 18 Images...

Two months after a dramatic Christmas morning launch and several spine-tingling...

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Did the ‘Black Death’ Really Kill Half of Europe? New Research Says No.

Did the ‘Black Death’ Really Kill Half of Europe? New Research...

In the mid-1300s, a species of bacteria spread by fleas and rats swept across Asia...

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Sigal Barsade, 56, Dies; Argued That It’s OK to Show Emotions at Work

Sigal Barsade, 56, Dies; Argued That It’s OK to Show Emotions...

Sigal Barsade, whose studies of organizational culture charted the internal dynamics...

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‘In the End, You’re Treated Like a Spy,’ Says M.I.T. Scientist

‘In the End, You’re Treated Like a Spy,’ Says M.I.T. Scientist

“Most of us, when we looked at the government accusation, we said, ‘Wow, he did...

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Your Body’s Thirst Messenger Is in an Unexpected Place

Your Body’s Thirst Messenger Is in an Unexpected Place

Few pleasures compare to a long cool drink on a hot day. As a glass of water or...

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SpaceX Rocket Part to Crash Into Moon 7 Years After Launch

SpaceX Rocket Part to Crash Into Moon 7 Years After Launch

SpaceX will be getting to the moon a bit more than a month from now, far earlier...

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Frogs Without Legs Regrow Leglike Limbs in New Experiment

Frogs Without Legs Regrow Leglike Limbs in New Experiment

To spur regrowth in a creature that does not naturally regenerate, such as an adult...

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Japanese Company Joins March Back to the Moon in 2022

Japanese Company Joins March Back to the Moon in 2022

A Japanese company is pushing ahead with plans to launch a private moon lander by...

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In Dog DNA, Small Size Has an Ancient Pedigree

In Dog DNA, Small Size Has an Ancient Pedigree

There’s no single gene that determines dog size, according to Dr. Ostrander, a dog...

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Two Simple Tricks That Help Owls Stay in Their New Homes

Two Simple Tricks That Help Owls Stay in Their New Homes

As far as wild animals go, the western burrowing owl is a tolerant neighbor to humans....

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Orcas Are Able to Kill and Eat Blue Whales, Scientists Confirm

Orcas Are Able to Kill and Eat Blue Whales, Scientists...

In March 2019, scientists studying whales near Southwestern Australia stumbled upon...

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The James Webb Space Telescope and a Quest Every Human Shares

The James Webb Space Telescope and a Quest Every Human...

In case of failure, everything could still be up for grabs, I believe, except the...

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China's Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the Coronavirus

China's Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the Coronavirus

The police had warned Xie Yang, a human rights lawyer, not to go to Shanghai to...

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‘Major Discovery’ Beneath Antarctic Seas: A Giant Icefish Breeding Colony

‘Major Discovery’ Beneath Antarctic Seas: A Giant Icefish...

As soon as the remotely operated camera glimpsed the bottom of the Weddell Sea,...

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The C.D.C.’s New Challenge? Grappling With Imperfect Science

The C.D.C.’s New Challenge? Grappling With Imperfect Science

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was long revered for its methodical...

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The Kunga Was a Status Symbol Long Before the Thoroughbred

The Kunga Was a Status Symbol Long Before the Thoroughbred

In ancient Mesopotamia 4,500 years ago, long before horses arrived in the region,...