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Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts

Enlarge this image Roughly 1 in 10 infants were born prematurely in the U.S. in 2018, according to the Centers ...
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The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight

Enlarge this image The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight, a decision made by the Bulletin of the Atomic ...
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How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

Enlarge this image Why are some warnings heard, while others are ignored? Angela Hsieh hide caption toggle caption Angela Hsieh ...
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Ready For Meat Grown From Animal Cells? A Startup Plans A Pilot Plant

Enlarge this image This chicken from Memphis Meats was produced with cells taken from an animal and grown into meat ...
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How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?

Enlarge this image H5N1 bird flu virus is the sort of virus under discussion this week in Bethesda, Md. How ...
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More Data On The Midlife Crisis

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money‘s newsletter. You can sign up here. Enlarge this image Midlife crisis ...
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NASA Taps Snowstorm-Chasing Team To Improve Forecasting

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Lynn McMurdie, a University of Washington professor and principal investigator for IMPACTS, NASA’s new project ...
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Assessing The Injuries After Iranian Missile Attack

Eleven U.S. service members have been sent to hospitals abroad after suffering injuries in Iran’s missile strike in Iraq. Scott ...
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Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

Enlarge this image Levi Draheim, 11, wears a dust mask as he participates in a demonstration in Miami in July ...
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'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Bird-Like Flight

Enlarge this image A team of Stanford University researchers designed the PigeonBot. Lentink Lab / Stanford University hide caption toggle ...
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Fetching With Wolves: What It Means That A Wolf Puppy Will Retrieve A Ball

Enlarge this image Scientists put several litters of wolf puppies through a standard battery of tests. Many pups, such as ...
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Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

Enlarge this image The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft that ferried musclebound mice to the International Space Station and back can ...
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Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns

Enlarge this image A light micrograph of a primitive human embryo, composed of four cells, following the initial mitotic divisions ...
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2019 Was The 2nd-Hottest Year On Record, According To NASA And NOAA

Enlarge this image For decades, the Earth has steadily gotten hotter. The planet has already warmed about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit ...
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Bushfire Smoke Causes Player To Forfeit Her Qualifying Match For Australian Open

Enlarge this image A spectator wears a mask to cope with the smog during an Australian Open practice session at ...
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Business

Vine reboot Byte officially launches

Two years after Vine’s co-founder Dom Hofmann announced he was building a successor to the short-form video app, today Byte makes its debut on iOS ...
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Kraftful raises $1M to help smart home companies make better apps

If a thousand companies make their own smart light bulb, do a thousand companies also have to design a light switch app to control them? ...
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Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day ...
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