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News of VIPER’s future landing site sparks concern about its exploration plan.

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The United Nations forecasts that nearly 11 billion people will be living on Earth at the end of the century, but other demographic research groups project that population will peak earlier and at a much lower level.

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Hints of a previously unknown, primordial form of the substance could explain why the cosmos now seems to be expanding faster than theory predicts.

The search for a CRISPR enzyme’s ancestors has revealed more than one million potential genome-editing tools.

Modelling suggests that many planned coal, oil and gas extraction projects will not be viable if the world hopes to achieve climate targets.

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Researchers are now permitted to grow human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days. Here’s what they could learn.

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Study finds that the noxious pests have become so numerous, they’ve developed a taste for each other — as well as defences to ward off such attacks.

Electrons from a droplet of sodium and potassium turn water into a metallic material that conducts electricity.

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The technique vastly speeds up understanding of how the proteins function and how to target drugs.

Researchers around the world are eagerly awaiting the completion of Tiangong, to study topics from dark matter and gravitational waves to the growth of cancer and pathogenic bacteria.