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Cannibalistic Dinosaurs Went Through a Lot of Teeth.

The dinosaur order’s only cannibal replaced its pearly whites more often than scientists expected, and so did some other carnivores.

This Week in Tech: What on Earth Is a Quantum Computer?.

The question isn’t so easy to answer. Also, Google’s founders stepped away just as their company enters a turbulent adulthood.

This Week in Tech: What on Earth Is a Quantum Computer?.

The question isn’t so easy to answer. Also, Google’s founders stepped away just as their company enters a turbulent adulthood.

Fake ‘Likes’ Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say.

Despite Big Tech’s attempts to combat manipulation, companies that sell clicks, likes and followers on social media are easy to find.

Government Studying Widely Used Chemicals Linked to Health Issues.

The class of chemicals, known as PFAS, was used in nonstick pans, stain-resistant clothes and firefighting foam and is found in drinking water in some places.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries.

Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries.

Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

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China’s Genetic Research on Ethnic Minorities Sets Off Science Backlash.

Scientists are raising questions about the ethics of studies backed by Chinese surveillance agencies. Prestigious journals are taking action.

Why the Great Auk Is Gone for Good

New research finds that the extinction of this flightless bird was completely our fault.

Bats Play Key Pollinating Role for Durians

Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.

Bionic neurons could enable implants to restore failing brain circuits.

Scientists say creation could be used to circumvent nerve damage and help paralysed people regain movementScientists have created artificial neurons that could potentially be implanted into patients to overcome paralysis, restore failing brain cir...

How a Poisonous Mammal Evolved Its Venom

Solenodons are highly unusual, and very difficult to study.

When a Disappointment Helped Lead to a Nobel Prize

The winners of this year’s Nobel in economics did pioneering field experiments that sometimes didn’t work as expected.

Blue Whale Hearts May Beat Only Twice a Minute During a Dive.

Nature’s most extreme animal has an equally extreme circulatory system, researchers found.

How Stalagmites Get Their Shapes

Researchers developed a physics-based model to explain how the structures on cave floors take so many different forms.

Bearing Witness to an Asteroid’s Assassination

At first astronomers thought they had spotted a comet, but it was really an asteroid in the belt between Mars and Jupiter being struck by another object.

Internet Companies Prepare to Fight the ‘Deepfake’ Future.

Researchers are creating tools to find A.I.-generated fake videos before they become impossible to detect. Some experts fear it is a losing battle.

First the Worm Gets in the Bug’s Head. Then the Bug Drowns Itself.

The mind-controlling parasites are “like a back-seat driver, but a bit more sinister.”

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A Dance That Stops 2 of Neptune’s Moons From Colliding.

Astronomers detected an orbital resonance between the two innermost satellites of the mysterious ice giant planet.

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More Than 140 Nazca Lines Are Discovered in Peruvian Desert.

A team of Japanese researchers combined on-the-ground archaeology with modern technology, including artificial intelligence, to identify the 2,000-year-old images.

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Mysterious Gas on Mars Gets Some Company

After a perplexing methane burst was measured by NASA’s Curiosity rover earlier this year, scientists were surprised again by variations in atmospheric oxygen.

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How the Brain Can Rewire Itself After Half of It Is Removed.

New scans showed how the brains of people who had a hemisphere removed in childhood continue to function.

In the Race to Live on Land, Lichens Didn’t Beat Plants.

A study’s findings add to the case that lichens, which dominate about 7 percent of the planet’s surface, most likely made their way to land some 100 million years after ferns and other vascular plants.

Watch Bees Surf to Safety on Waves They Create

When honeybees fall into water, they generate their own ripples then glide to dry land, a study found.

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies

He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world.

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