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  1. 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.

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  2. Animals

    De-extinction probably isn’t worth it

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Genetics

    Ancient humans avoided inbreeding by networking

    Ancient DNA expands foragers’ social, mating networks.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Genetics

    Why mammoths loved the cold

    An altered temperature sensor helped mammoths adapt to the cold.

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  11. Paleontology

    New evidence weakens case against climate in woolly mammoths’ death

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

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  12. 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

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