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This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time

Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.

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The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur.

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Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride to Lexington, Massachusetts exactly 244 years ago on April 18, 1775, cementing his place in the pantheon of American patriots.

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Amateur treasure hunters find 14th-century coins worth estimated $200G

A group of amateur treasure hunters in England found a horde of gold and silver coins from the 14th-century that could be worth nearly $200,000 according to experts.

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'Giant lion' fossils discovered in museum drawer

An extinct species of giant mammal has been identified after its bones were discovered in a Kenyan museum drawer decades after being unearthed.

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Does A Year In Space Make You Older Or Younger?

Research into how humans age in space can help us solve the mystery of some earthbound illnesses.

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California has experienced 10 times more earthquakes than previously known, according to groundbreaking new research that has helped scientists better understand the region’s seismology. Scientists documented 1.8 million earthquakes in Southern California over the last decade — with 90% of...

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An animation of an earthquake swarm around the town of Cahuilla, Calif., in 2016 and 2017 shows how seismic activity gradually moved westward and became shallower, probably triggered by the movement of groundwater.

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‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’

Women at the Salk Institute say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone.

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Rites of Passage: ‘Will You Stay With Me Until I Die?’

My patient had a simple, devastating request. To honor it meant grappling with how a therapist responds to her clients.

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Great white shark weighing 1,668 pounds spotted off Florida Panhandle, researchers say

A 1,688-pound female great white shark called Miss Costa was spotted this week swimming in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida panhandle, according to researchers

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Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

Microplastics are known to cause ocean pollution, but a new study suggests airborne plastic particles pollute the air and dry land as well.

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Media coverage of violent events is found to fuel a cycle of stress

In an era of round-the-clock news cycles and ever-present social media apps, violent events that occur thousands of miles away can feel as though they strike increasingly close to home. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that wall-to-wall media coverage of mayhem can induce post-traumatic...

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Scientists revive cellular activity in brain of dead pigs: report

A team of Yale scientists managed to revive cellular activity in the brain of a dead pig, challenging previous assumptions that brain cells irreversibly die off once the blood flow stops.

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Just as a long-negotiated agreement for how California and six other Western states will deal with drought on the Colorado River was about to cross the finish line, the river’s biggest user put up a roadblock. The Imperial Irrigation District in southeast California filed a lawsuit Tuesday...

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Just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department. The unidentified 37-year-old man...

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‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.

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Scientists were able to extract liquid blood from the heart of a 42,000-year-old foal that had been frozen and preserved in permafrost in Siberia.

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Great white sharks are afraid of orcas, study finds

A new study led by the  Monterey Bay Aquarium and published Tuesday in Nature found great white sharks leave their “preferred hunting ground” when orcas -- also known as killer whales -- enter it. What’s more, researchers found the sharks won’t return for roughly a year -- even if the orcas...

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Videos Show 'Fireball' Meteor Lighting Up East Coast Like It's 'Daytime'

Hundreds filed reports with the American Meteor Society after spotting a bright blue-green meteor in the sky on Tuesday.

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