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Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan is science and medicine editor at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the science group in 2005, she covered technology in the Business section for 10 years. In a parallel universe without journalism, she’d have a career in economics, genetics, biostatistics or some other field that describes the world in math.
Timeline: Opportunity’s record-setting mission on Mars

Here's a timeline of Opportunity's exploits on Mars. NASA's record-setting rover spent 15 years on the red planet before succumbing to a 2018 dust storm.

Smoking is at a record low in the U.S., but the benefits aren't shared equally

A new analysis of health data from the 500 largest cities in the country shows that the people who live in neighborhoods with the highest smoking rates are more likely to be poor, less likely to be white, and more likely to have chronic heart or lung diseases.

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