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A view deep into space from the Hubble Space Telescope shows numerous galaxies, huge collections of stars like the Milky Way. A century ago, astronomers called those galaxies “island universes,” a term introduced by Civil War general Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel.

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ANCIENT TRAITS  Some people may have inherited a tendency to sunburn from Neandertals, a new study finds.

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NUDGE MAN  Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago has received the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for research on pitfalls of economic decision making.

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