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At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class

Alice Jacobs, a Dogwood Village resident, depends on Medicaid for her nursing home care, having exhausted all of her savings...

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So, you want to terraform Mars? Here's one way to do it.

Space Climate change could make the red planet livable within 100 years. Mars is known as the Red Planet, but we could color it green. Read on...

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Set phone reminders for anything

DIY Outsource your memory. One of the smartest tricks your phone can do: Remind you about an event at just the right time or even place. Here's how to s...

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John E. Sarno, N.Y.U. Rehabilitation Doctor, Dies at 93

Dr. John Sarno in “All the Rage,” a documentary film about him that was released Friday...

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Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

Health Secretary Tom Price meeting with people from Missouri and elsewhere in the White House on Wednesday to discuss their objections to the Affordable Care Act...

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The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire

National Republican Guards and firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in central Portugal on June 19...

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Trilobites: Solving the Scorching Mystery of the Sun’s Erupting Plasma Jets

Jets of solar material called spicules shoot out from the sun...

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Trilobites: Waves Above the Earth May Have Once Caused a ‘Nocturnal Sun’

Airglow, light more than 60 miles above Earth’s surface, happens when molecules broken apart by ultraviolet light from the sun reunite, releasing energy in the form of light...

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The future of the Air Force is fighter pilots leading drone swarms into battle

Military Cheap, unmanned wingmen could add punch and protection to fighter formations. A relatively inexpensive unmanned drone could change how the air force f...

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Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX's most challenging landings yet

Space Challenge accepted. Today's rocket booster came down hard, but otherwise it was a successful landing...

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Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX's most challenging landing yet

Space Challenge accepted. Today's rocket booster came down hard, but otherwise it was a successful landing...

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Why Morse code is actually a really weird way to communicate

Entertainment An excerpt from Your Brain is a Time Machine. Why is time so important to Morse code? Read on...

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Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists

Schoolchildren in Istanbul. Turkey’s decision to stop teaching evolution in high schools has deepened concerns that the president, a conservative Muslim, wants to radically...

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Don’t get too hyped about 'Planet 10' just yet

Space Another day, another hypothetical object on the outskirts of the solar system. Something weird is going on out there, but scientists can't say for...

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Finding NASA's Curiosity rover, art-attacking microbes, and other amazing images of the week

Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and environmental news. Read on...

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These bamboo bed sheets reach new levels of softness

Sponsored Post Save 40 percent off a luxurious set of natural yarns that stay soft and wrinkle-free. 40 percent off bamboo bedsheets. Read on...

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How to beach-proof your phone

DIY Protect it from sun, sand, and seawater. Heat, sand, and water can destroy electronics. But that doesn't mean you have to leave your phone home when...

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A border wall made of solar panels wouldn't actually be good for the environment

Environment Is this a bright idea? In recent statements, President Trump has suggested the border wall will be solar. We dig into what that might look like...

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As drought looms, could this team of scientists prove cloud seeding works?

Technology The Mod Squad. With drought parching the West, seeding clouds for snow is more important than ever. Read on...

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Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market

The Wujing Coal-Electricity Power Station on the Huangpu River in Shanghai. China’s cap-and-trade carbon emissions market will most likely start with three industries: coal-...

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Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease

Nolan and Jack Willis, ahead of a doctor’s visit this month...

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14 Years Old. Losing Muscle Every Day.

Nicolas is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is robbing him of his muscles — and his life. A new and expensive drug may help, but can he get it?...

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Some clouds are full of little lollipop-shaped ice crystals

From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News They've got scientists looking at clouds in a whole new way. Researchers discovered lollipop-shaped crystals a...

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Review: In ‘Food Evolution,’ Scientists Strike Back

Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary gives G.M.O. opponents their say, but leaves the last word to food technologists, who insist on reviewing the data...

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Trilobites: High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

In this false-color photograph taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 5, the small blue dot in the center is NASA’s Curiosity rover...

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High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

In this false-color photograph taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 5, the small blue dot in the center is NASA’s Curiosity rover...

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To ease lower back pain, yoga might be just as good as physical therapy

Health And a heck of a lot cheaper. Gentle yoga might be able to ease chronic lower back pain just as well as physical therapy...

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Trilobites: Why Do Bird Eggs Have Different Shapes? Look to the Wings

A collection of bird eggs of different shapes and sizes. On a global scale, one of the best predictors of egg shape is flight ability, a study found...

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

A grizzly bear in Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming...

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Birds' ability to fly could determine the shape of their eggs

Animals Not all eggs are created equal. A recent study has found that birds that can fly have more elliptical and asymmetric eggs. Read on...

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#PopSciLovesNature and so do you

Environment We asked you to show us your best nature photos, and you delivered! Here are some of our faves. Beautiful nature photos taken by you, our dear read...

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The lone star tick can make you allergic to meat, and that’s not even the worst of it

Health The tick's territory is spreading. As if ticks weren't horrifying enough already, now they can give you allergies—or worse. Read o...

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Optimize your WiFi network with NetSpot

Sponsored Post Fix dead zones and save 72 percent off this top-rated app. Optimize your WiFi network with NetSpot. Fix dead zones and save 72 percent off this...

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You're probably not allergic to penicillin anymore

Health Reactions to the antibiotic can fade over time. Although penicillin allergies can resolve over time, many medical professionals do not know this, and fe...

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You might not be allergic to penicillin anymore

Health Reactions to the antibiotic can fade over time. Although penicillin allergies can resolve over time, many medical professionals do not know this, and fe...

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A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive

Environment Here's how. In a warmer world, tropical cyclones may go from bad to worse. Read on...

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In a Montana town, a record-breaking 103-degree swing in 24 hours

Environment Loma's weather in January 1972 is a fascinating exemplar of sudden temperature spikes and drops. In many parts of the U.S., it’s not uncom...

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Famous Shriveled Toe Returned to Yukon Bar

The key ingredient in the Sourtoe Cocktail, the dried-out digit was mailed back on Thursday...

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Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

Frédérick Leboyer in 1976. In his 1974 book, he argued that the modern delivery room bowed to the needs of doctors, women and procedures while often overlooking those of a p...

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Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

Dr. Lawrence L. Weed, who created a system for organizing patient information that is used all over the world, at a lecture in 1971...

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Trilobites: Sun Showers and the Science Behind This Weather Paradox

Rain fell on a meadow near Eggenthal in southern Germany as the sun broke through the clouds...

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Anatomy of a wildfire

Environment The 2011 Las Conchas wildfire was big even before it blew up on June 27. The 2011 Las Conchas wildfire was big even before it blew up on June 27...

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How a wildfire kicked up a 45,000-foot column of flames

Environment In 2011, a New Mexico wildfire went from normal to nuclear. Three local scientists set out to learn why. In 2011, a New Mexico wildfire went from n...

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What is sickle cell disease?

Health The disease that primarily affects African Americans in the United States still has no cure. Sickle cell disease afflicts millions of people worldwide;...

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover looks so small and alone in this amazing new photo

Space Just a pale blue dot. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught Curiosity hard at work...

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Jerry Nelson, Designer of the Segmented Telescope, Dies at 73

Jerry Nelson peering into a mirror at the Lick Observatory. Mr. Nelson, an astronomer, helped design a telescope that has become a model for many advanced modern-day telescope...

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The Curiosity rover and other spacecraft are learning to think for themselves

Space Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond. Smarter spacecraft can help us explore more efficiently. Read on...

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Why go to Mars when you can telecommute there instead?

Space Skyping with Mars. Video calls with Mars? Read on...

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