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The virus did not spread well between people in the past but may have found a new niche in tightly connected sexual networks

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Activists are now filling in the gaps

Unless Europe’s Large Hadron Collider coughs up a surprise, the field of particle physics may wheeze to its end

New studies propose surprisingly late date, and link to rice growing, for chicken domestication

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The historic Maya oriented their lives by the heavens. Today, their descendants and Western scholars team up to understand their sophisticated astronomy

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Archaeological evidence suggests domestic canines bulked up between 8000 and 2000 years ago

Organic adhesives could have warded off infections

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These are strange times for the Indigenous Nenets reindeer herders of northern Siberia. In their lands on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, bare tundra is thawing, bushes are sprouting, and willows that a generation ago struggled to reach knee height now grow 3 meters tall, hiding the reindeer. Surveys show the Nenets autonomous district, an area the size of Florida, now has four times as many trees as official inventories recorded in the 1980s.

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AI software clears high hurdles on IQ tests but still makes dumb mistakes. Can better benchmarks help?

By harnessing the strange rules of the subatomic realm, quantum sensors could solve one of the universe’s biggest mysteries

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