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  1. Paleontology

    Woolly rhinos may have grown strange extra ribs before going extinct

    Ribs attached to neck bones could have signaled trouble for woolly rhinos, a new study suggests.

  2. Paleontology

    Woolly mammoths’ last request: Got water?

    Woolly mammoths survived on an Alaskan island thousands of years after mainland mammoths went extinct. But they died out when their lakes dried up, thanks to a warming climate and rising sea levels.

  3. Genetics

    Ancient humans avoided inbreeding by networking

    Ancient DNA expands foragers’ social, mating networks.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Luhan Yang strives to make pig organs safe for human transplants

    A bold approach to genome editing by biologist Luhan Yang could alleviate the shortage of organs and ease human suffering.

  5. Science & Society

    Here are our favorite science books of 2017

    Science News writers and editors make their picks for top science books of the year.

  6. Archaeology

    Humans visited Arctic earlier than thought

    Human weapon injuries on mammoth bones show humans were in the Arctic up to 15,000 years earlier than researchers thought.

  7. Life

    Public, doctors alike confused about food allergies

    Gaps in understanding food allergies cause confusion and make it difficult to prevent, diagnose and treat them.

  8. Genetics

    Why mammoths loved the cold

    An altered temperature sensor helped mammoths adapt to the cold.

  9. Paleontology

    New evidence weakens case against climate in woolly mammoths’ death

    Hunters responsible for woolly mammoths’ extinction, suggests a chemical analysis of juveniles’ tusks.

  10. Life

    CRISPR had a life before it became a gene-editing tool

    Before it was a tool, CRISPR was a weapon in the never-ending war between microbes and viruses

  11. Life

    Genetic tweak hints at why mammoths loved the cold

    An altered temperature sensor helped mammoths adapt to the cold.

  12. Paleontology

    Sudden heat spikes did in Ice Age’s mammoth mammals

    Abrupt warming and excessive hunting by ancient humans were responsible for the disappearance of many large mammals, including woolly mammoths, during Earth’s last glacial period.