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A camera lens often used by wildlife and sports photographers has helped astronomers learn about dark matter and galaxy formation.
The first star map from the ESA’s Gaia space telescope is poised to revolutionize our understanding of the Milky Way galaxy.
How do scientists react to major breaking science news? For astrophysicists after the big gravitational waves announcement, it was meeting for two weeks in Santa Barbara, California.
The infamous case of Typhoid Mary underscores the importance of tolerance in understanding disease.
A discrepancy in the measured size of the “deuteron” increases the chance that something is amiss in our understanding of atoms.
Mathematicians have had a hard time finding commonalities in large groups of random shapes — until recently.
When life first emerged roughly 4 billion years ago, DNA may have been a much more malleable molecule.
Scientists are having a difficult time finding a treatment for the Zika virus in part because so few drugs are safe for pregnant women. But one antibiotic has shown promise.
A newly discovered anole on the island of Hispaniola confirms that the buildup of ecological communities can follow predictable patterns.
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