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Plasma rain in the sun’s atmosphere falls in surprising places
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Scientists found rain in the sun’s corona where they didn’t expect it, which could help solve the mystery of why the corona is so hot. 3 hours
As CO2 increases, rice loses B vitamins and other nutrients
SCIENCE-NEWS Field experiments add vitamins to list of nutrients at risk from a changing atmosphere. 17 hours
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SCIENCE-NEWS Hive-minded self-driving cars could curb traffic congestion and vehicle pollution. 20 hours
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Consumer DNA testing promises more than it delivers
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Special report: Genetic testing goes mainstream
SCIENCE-NEWS Consumer genetic tests may not tell customers that much about themselves. Science News delves into these tests in a multipart series. 2 days
Black kids commit suicide at twice the rate of white children
SCIENCE-NEWS The suicide rates for young black kids are higher than those of their white counterparts, a pattern that flips in older kids, researchers find. 2 days
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Maverick asteroid might be an immigrant from outside the solar system
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China is set to launch a satellite to support a future lunar rover
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What we know about the Ebola outbreak, and the vaccine that might help
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To regulate fecal transplants, FDA has to first answer a serious question: What is poop?
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The CDC advises: Don’t swallow the water in a hotel swimming pool
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Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground
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Ancient Chinese farmers sowed literal seeds of change in Southeast Asia
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The inside of a proton endures more pressure than anything else we’ve seen
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