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Fake news–finding algorithms could someday make up the front lines of online fact checking.
Thousands of years ago, money took different forms as a means of debt payment, archaeologists and anthropologists say.
Stone toolmakers inhabited Texas more than 16,000 years ago, before Clovis hunters arrived.
Money has ancient and mysterious pedigrees that go way beyond coins.
Virtual reality may be good training ground for facing your fears in real life.
The high-energy particle was born in a blazar 4 billion light-years away, scientists report.
Scientists can program the stealth cells to die before creating new tumors.
Newly discovered stone tools in China suggest hominids left Africa 250,000 years earlier than we thought.
New telescope images give the clearest view of an exoplanet embryo yet.
A new design in artificial diamonds stores and releases quantum information better than others.
Some early relatives of giant, long-necked sauropods may have used a different strategy to grow to colossal sizes than previously thought.
A mysterious bump on the human brain may be able to dial appetite up or down.
Scientists have made the first rhino embryos, providing a small glimmer of hope for the nearly extinct northern white rhinoceros.
A foot from an ancient hominid child suggests that Lucy’s species, Australopithecus afarensis, walked early in life.
More research finds that a test for human papillomavirus infection catches precancerous cervical cells better than the standard test, a Pap.
Special maneuvers allow researchers to create tiny machines that are as efficient as possible.
Preschoolers wait longer for extra treats than they used to. What does it mean?
Scientists created a quantum Newton’s cradle to study thermal equilibrium.
Spiders can sense atmospheric electric fields, which might give them cues to take to the air.
External male reproductive organs hid internal female capacity to give birth among hermaphrodite sharks in India.
Scientists have figured out how to keep a sample of the bacteria Treponema pallidum alive and infectious for over eight months.
In 1968, scientists figured out how to determine the sex of rabbit embryos.
A global survey of rivers and streams based on satellite data suggests that these waterways traverse about 773,000 square kilometers.
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Letters to the Editor
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A newly released image of star cluster RCW 38 shows the intricate details of wisps of gas and dust surrounding newborn stars.