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  1. Physics

    Groundbreaking ways of manipulating light win trio the 2018 physics Nobel

    Three scientists, including the third woman to win a physics Nobel, are honored for their laser inventions.

  2. Life

    Cancer immunotherapy wins the 2018 medicine Nobel Prize

    Therapies that unleash immune system brakes against cancer have earned the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

  3. Health & Medicine

    The CDC says 80,000 people died from the flu last year

    The 2017-2018 flu season was one of the deadliest on record for the United States.

  4. Particle Physics

    Early tests pave the way for a giant neutrino detector

    A prototype detector demonstrates the technology needed for the DUNE experiment.

  5. Planetary Science

    New Horizons has sent back the first images of Ultima Thule, its next target

    NASA probe gets its first look at distant Kuiper Belt object

  6. Planetary Science

    OSIRIS-REx snaps first images of asteroid Bennu

    OSIRIS-REx got its first glimpse of near-Earth asteroid Bennu. The probe will collect a sample from the asteroid and return it to Earth.

  7. Planetary Science

    Here’s where the Hayabusa2 spacecraft will land on the asteroid Ryugu

    Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe and its landers will touch down on the asteroid Ryugu in the next few months to pick up dust samples and return them to Earth.

  8. Health & Medicine

    There’s a new cervical cancer screening option

    Women now have another choice for cervical cancer screening: getting an HPV test alone every five years.

  9. Genetics

    Americans support genetically engineering animals for people’s health

    Genetically engineering animals is OK with Americans if it improves human health, a new poll reveals.