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Earliest Life: Maybe

We’re not sure how skulls found in central China fit into the family tree. They’re a bit like Neanderthals, a bit like folks still living in that part of the world, and not quite like anyone else. Other scientists found … Continue reading

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TRAPPIST-1: Water? Life??

TRAPPIST-1’s planets may support life: or not. We don’t know. Not yet. We’re pretty sure that all seven are rocky worlds, like the Solar System’s inner planets. Three are in the star’s habitable zone. The inner two definitely do not … Continue reading

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Face Transplant at Mayo

Andy Sandness wasn’t born looking like that. He’s lived with the consequences of a “wrong choice” for more than a decade. Agreeing to get Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant won’t undo his decision. But now he has a second chance … Continue reading

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Pollution: Still Learning

Scientists found PCBs and PBDEs in deep-sea critters, armyworms are on the march in Africa, and Mexico City’s air isn’t as clean as we’d hoped. Rational concern seems reasonable. PCB in the Deep Blue Sea We’re Still Learning Armyworms March … Continue reading

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