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Even as the world continues to spew more carbon pollution, change has begun—and is accelerating
A nebulous trade in forged and illegal fossils is an ever-growing headache for paleontologists
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The convergence of nanotechnology, biology, information technology, additive manufacturing, AI, new materials and robotics means we no longer have to wait for natural selection to change our lives...
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Flashes of insight often come to a prepared mind. What led to yours?
Re-creating conditions on the sun’s surface inside a laboratory plasma chamber, scientists find surprising insights into solar outbursts
Agriculture accounts for a whopping 80 percent of U.S. water consumption. Smart irrigation technology could cut that in half while still producing the same amount of crops and livestock—and save energy in the process...
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