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Organoids, made from human stem cells, are growing into brains and other miniorgans to help researchers study development
While some researchers question what characteristics define the dinosaurs, others are uprooting the dino family tree altogether.
Dark matter, assumed to form featureless blobs, might clump together into smaller objects.
Researchers estimate about 11 billion pieces of plastic are polluting Asia-Pacific corals, raising the risk of disease at scores of reefs.
Tests of imitating sounds finds that orcas can sort of mimic humans.
Undeterred by funding woes, scientists are scraping together ideas to tackle heat, pressure and acidity challenges of landing on Venus.
Researchers are following the spread of viruses and illness among students in a cluster of University of Maryland dorms to learn more about how the bugs infect.
Scientists identify 10 groups of genes that appear to govern defense systems used by bacteria against virus attacks.
A blood test can predict the presence of an Alzheimer’s-related protein in the brain.
Toads are tough. But there are some insects even they shouldn’t swallow.
Zika may not be alone among flaviviruses in its ability to harm a developing fetus, a new study in mice finds.
California’s farm soils produce a surprisingly large amount of smog-causing air pollutants.
Toolmaking revolution reached what’s now India before Homo sapiens did, a new study suggests.
An alternate universe that lacks one of the four fundamental forces might still have galaxies, stars, planets and perhaps life, a new study suggests.
A bonanza of data on wild predators running shows that hunting is more than sprinting.
A new type of laser could emit more stable, energy-efficient light beams than its conventional counterparts.
An antibacterial ointment breaks down the defenses of drug-resistant microbes such as MRSA in lab tests.
Cacao trees are really fussy about pollination.
In 1968, the liver transplant field had its first small successes. Now, more than 30,000 patients in the U.S. receive a donated liver each year.
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