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Honduran valley

LEGENDARY CITY  As described in a new book, researchers working in this valley in eastern Honduras discovered the ruins of a culture that may have inspired the “White City” myth.

doing experiments

RESEARCH REDO Scientists repeated some important cancer biology studies, but didn’t always get the same answers. The replication experiments may help explain why some results don’t stand up to scrutiny.

Sahara desert

RAIN OUT  Rainier conditions than previously thought turned the Sahara Desert into grasslands, lakes and rivers from 11,000 to 5,000 years ago, a new study finds. A brief return to aridity around 8,000 years ago set the stage for cattle herders to spread across North Africa, researchers suspect.

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