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Certain bacteria will destroy other bacteria without harming humans. They may be an answer to antibiotic-resistant infections.
The number of planets in the habitable zone of dim red suns, known as M dwarfs, is growing. They’re a good place to look for life.
Follow-up observations of TRAPPIST-1 and its seven planets reveals details about the outermost one.
Two black holes stirred up the third set of gravitational waves ever detected.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back unexpected details about Jupiter, giving scientists their first intimate look at the giant planet.
The 2004 Indonesian quake was surprisingly strong because of dried-out, brittle minerals far below.
Sperm freeze-dried and sent into space for months of exposure to high levels of solar radiation later produced healthy baby mice.
Flamingos’ built-in tricks for balance might have a thing or two to teach standing robots or prosthesis makers someday.
With new analyses of Graecopithecus fossils from Greece and Bulgaria, researchers argue for possible hominid origins in Europe, not Africa.
Zika spread undetected into Brazil and Florida, a genetic study suggests.
The wavelike behavior of quantum particles could be harnessed to move atoms.
Sterile mice that received transplanted egg-making stem cells were able to have healthy babies.
During a heat wave, trees and shrubs can sharply raise ozone levels, a new study shows.
Weaning in orangutans has been tricky to see in the wild, so researchers turned to dental tests to reveal long nursing period.
Crossing wild Hawaiian C. elegans with the familiar lab strain reveals genes that benefit themselves by making mother worms poison offspring who haven’t inherited the right stuff.
A study of nearly 80,000 people turns up 40 genes that may have a role in making brains smarter.
A new camera’s record-breaking speed offers researchers a window into never-before-seen phenomena, such as combustion reactions.
The most complete skeleton of an ankylosaur shows an armored, club-tailed dinosaur with a head like a Ghostbusters demon.
Health care quality and availability improved worldwide from 1990 to 2015, but the gap between countries with the lowest and highest levels of care widened.
Researchers discovered how to use light to treat babies with jaundice 50 years ago. But questions remain about the technique’s effectiveness in some cases.
Ladybug wings could lead to new foldable technologies.
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