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What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon

Jair Bolsonaro at a rally in Brasília, the capital. The second and final round of the presidential election is Oct. 28...

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Most of ‘Luzia,’ a 12,000-Year-Old Fossil, Is Recovered After Brazil Museum Fire

A reconstruction of the oldest human fossil found in Brazil, dubbed Luzia, shown at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro before last month’s fire...

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‘Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous

Milk has become a symbol for white supremacists who repurpose genetic research, because of a genetic trait known to be more common in white adults than others: the ability to...

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Stacey Abrams Hopes Medicaid Expansion Can Be a Winning Issue in Rural Georgia

The Telfair County Hospital in McRae, Ga., closed in 2008, one of eight rural Georgia hospitals to shutter in the last decade, with many more at risk...

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Immune-Based Treatment Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Maribel Ramos had a type of breast cancer that often resists standard therapies and has a poor prognosis. But her tumors began to shrink after she received immunotherapy plus...

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Stalking the Elusive Central Park Squirrel

Take good notes, the Central Park Squirrel Census Commander told the volunteer squirrel counters...

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Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

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Q&A: Some Plants Thrive in the Shadows

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BepiColombo to Launch on Long Journey to Mercury

The two spacecraft that make up BepiColombo will not reach Mercury's orbit until December 2025...

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Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91

Cy Adler in 2008. He began the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that circumnavigates Manhattan...

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Geneticists Criticize Use of Science by White Nationalists to Justify ‘Racial Purity’

An image from a video showing men chugging milk. White nationalists are using genetic research — like the ability to digest lactose in milk as adults — as a sign of racial...

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Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome

Giovanni Carboni, at the Museum of Origins in Rome, holding a 5,000-year-old artifact that is believed to have been used to make music...

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Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond...

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Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas

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Australia Dispatch: Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment

Gatha Pura Mununggurr, 28, a member of the Dhimurru Rangers, hunting for dinner after a day of cleaning a beach of debris...

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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms (Some of Them) Appear Months Early

A cherry blossom in Tokyo on Thursday...

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A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog

A polluted winter day last year in Fuyang, China...

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An Esteemed Doctor and a Trail of Child Sexual Abuse Claims

Dr. Reginald Archibald in an undated photo...

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