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BRINGING ‘EM BACK ALIVE  Scientists think they have the tools to transform elephants into woolly mammoths (illustrated) and reverse extinction. A new book explores the promise and pitfalls of de-extinction.

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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