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Top stories: Ebola outbreak challenges, Viking cats, and a new kind of placebo

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Ancient bird fossils have ‘the weirdest feathers I have ever seen’

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Ribbonlike feathers may have been used as defensive decoys
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Why modern humans have round heads

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:00
Researchers find genes linked to head shape—by tracking traces of Neanderthal DNA in living people
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Surprise! Tornadoes form from the ground up

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:00
New data topple the long-standing theory that twisters descend from the sky
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NIH chief defends use of human fetal tissue as opponents decry it before Congress

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 05:35
Lawmakers hear tense testimony
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United States should prepare to build a prototype fusion power plant, panel says

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:30
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report calls for a 35% boost in funding for fusion research
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Despite scathing harassment report, UNAIDS board gives agency head a reprieve for now

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:05
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé may have 6 months to respond to criticisms
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Explore NASA’s dream space telescopes in our interactive visual

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 02:00
Four competing scopes rely on next-gen technology
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NASA is planning four of the largest space telescopes ever. But which one will fly?

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 02:00
Decadal survey kicks off competition for flagship observatory in the 2030s
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Draw clearer red lines around human gene editing, say leaders of Chinese and U.S. science academies

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 02:00
Editorial calls for international guidelines in wake of shocking news that two genetically altered babies had been created by a research team
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Are scientific conferences providing enough child care support? <em>Science</em> investigates

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 01:45
Male-dominated disciplines are leading the pack, according to our analysis
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Tourists may be making Antarctica’s penguins sick

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 01:25
Humans are responsible for circulating strains of the bacteria behind food poisoning
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$125 million gift from Microsoft co-founder launches new institute to probe immune system

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:50
Researchers will track changes in immune function over time in healthy and sick people
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Ancient grape seeds may link Sri Lankan trading port to Roman world

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:00
Excavated plant remains reveal a widespread Indian Ocean trading network
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Martian methane—spotted in 2004—has mysteriously vanished

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:30
The European Space Agency’s Trace Gas Orbiter deepens planet’s carbon mystery
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Tiny implantable wireless devices could help people repair nerves and lose weight

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:10
Some of the devices even dissolve in the body once their work is done.
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Canada denied visas to dozens of Africans for a big artificial intelligence conference

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 03:00
The country risks losing conferences and respect
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Viking cat skeletons reveal a surprising growth in the size of felines over time

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:55
Improved diet, breeding may have led to bigger bodies
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Power from peat—more polluting than coal—is on its way out in Ireland

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:25
As carbon sinks, rehabilitated peat blogs could provide further climate benefits
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