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Scientists find a miniature version of our solar system, with eight planets and a sun-like star
With the help of artificial intelligence, scientists scouring data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have discovered an eighth planet...
Scientists find a miniature version of our solar system, with eight planets and a sun-like star

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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...


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Plant-eating dinosaurs may have dined on crustaceans on special occasions, study says

Think dinosaurs didn’t mix things up at mealtime? Think again. Researchers studying fossilized dinosaur feces from about 75 million years ag...

›  U.S. astronauts are climbing back into space capsules. Here's how they've improved over the past 50 years
›  Disgraced ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez found to have CTE and early brain atrophy

Environment

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
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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?

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Babies born to moms who lived near fracking wells faced host of health risks, study suggests
 
     

After combing through a decade’s worth of Pennsylvania birth records, researchers have found that pregnant women living within two-thi...

›  Are real or artificial Christmas trees better for the environment?
›  Giant penguins, as tall as people, lived in New Zealand millions of years ago
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