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Earth sets heat record in 2016 — for the third year in a row
It’s official: 2016 was the hottest year on record since scientists began tracking Earth’s temperature more than 100 years ago, according to...
Earth sets heat record in 2016 — for the third year in a row


By adding an antibody to HIV treatment, researchers send virus into 'sustained remission' in monkeys

Scientists may have found a way for patients with HIV to keep the virus in check without having to take powerful drugs every day. But despit...

Science Now

Cosmic radiation may leave astronauts with long-term cases of ‘space brain,’ study says

This is your brain in space — and it does not look pretty. Scientists studying the effects of radiation in rodents say that astronauts expos...

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›  Surprise! The universe has 10 times as many galaxies as scientists thought


How ‘Goldilocks fires’ can give rise to vibrant bird communities years after a forest blaze

California has a complicated relationship with wildfires.

›  How a tax on carbon has divided Northwest climate activists
›  Human-caused warming doubled how much of the West has burned since 1984

Health and Medicine

With CRISPR, scientists correct genetic mutation that causes sickle cell disease

The promise of a revolutionary gene-editing technology is beginning to be realized in experiments aimed at curing sickle cell disease.

›  The most sought-after drug in the Ebola crisis failed to prove it helped patients
›  World health officials want super-size tax on soda and sugary drinks, but are countries ready to swallow that?


Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here

From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have no...

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›  Using lasers, scientists turn mice into ferociously efficient hunters
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