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    What Medicine Is Learning from Animals That Resist Cancer

    Beating cancer might come from animals that evolved defenses against it.Photograph by Patrick Bouquet / Flickr In recent years, naked mole rats, elephants, and bowhead whales have caught the attention of cancer researchers. At first glance, these three don’t have much in common: naked mole rats are subterranean rodents; elephants roam above ground; and bowhead […]

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    Ingenious: Jack Gilbert

    The professor of surgery explains how health emerges from a healthy microbiome.

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    How We Really Tamed the Dog

    A daring experiment builds a new tame species in just 60 years.

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    How to Weed Creationism Out of Schools

    A 2008 nationally representative survey of U.S. high school biology teachers found that nearly half of the responders agreed or strongly agreed that creationism or intelligent design was “a valid, scientific alternative” to evolution.Image by José-Manuel Benitos / Wikicommons One of the latest victims of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian regime in Turkey isn’t a journalist, […]

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    How the Oil Pipeline Began

    Pipeline fights have a longer history than you think.

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    How Aging Research Is Changing Our Lives

    An interview with Eric Verdin, CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

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    Why You Need Emoji

    Emojis are the body language of the digital age.

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    Why New York Is Just an Average City

    Understanding any city requires understanding how all cities scale.

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    The Fly in the Primordial Soup

    Hydrothermal vent models transform the origins of life from unlikely to near-inevitable.

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    Ingenious: Nathaniel Comfort

    The science historian talks to Nautilus.