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  1. Science & Society

    Top 10 stories of 2018: Climate change, gene-edited babies, hidden craters and more

    2018 was a year all about impact — on the planet, on solving crimes, on mosquito populations, on reversing paralysis, and more.

  2. Science & Society

    Before it burned, Brazil’s National Museum gave much to science

    When Brazil’s National Museum went up in flames, so did the hard work of the researchers who work there.

  3. Animals

    De-extinction probably isn’t worth it

    Diverting money to resurrecting extinct creatures could put those still on Earth at risk.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Genetics

    Ancient humans avoided inbreeding by networking

    Ancient DNA expands foragers’ social, mating networks.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Genetics

    Why mammoths loved the cold

    An altered temperature sensor helped mammoths adapt to the cold.

  12. Paleontology

    New evidence weakens case against climate in woolly mammoths’ death

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