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What happens when you end up with an extra genome?

Duplication of an entire genome has occurred several times in our past.

Britain Will Pardon Thousands of Gay and Bisexual Men

Britain will posthumously pardon thousands of men who were convicted for same-sex offenses over several decades.

How Your Ancestry Influences the Inflammation in Your Body

Here's why people in some groups are more prone to inflammatory diseases.

'Planet Nine' Can't Hide Much Longer, Scientists Say

The giant planet thought to be lurking unseen in the dark depths of the outer solar system may not stay hidden for much longer.

Europe Lost Contact with Mars Lander 1 Minute Before Touchdown

The European Space Agency lost contact with its ExoMars Schiaparelli lander less than a minute before it was supposed to land on Mars, scientists say.

Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase. Glacier recession is leaving lakes that could burst and wash away villages or infrastructure downstream, warns one expert.

Smashing metallic cubes toughens them up

Scientists at Rice University are smashing metallic micro-cubes to make them ultrastrong and tough by rearranging their nanostructures upon impact.

170,000 hate crimes go unreported in the UK each year, according to new research

English researchers have developed new hate crimes reporting systems to provide authorities with a clearer picture of the level of abuse in that country.

Pre-university skills course boosts students' A-level success

A course designed to teach sixth form students essential university-level study skills also significantly improves their A-level results, according to research from England.

Fate of nano- and microplastic in rivers explained

Very tiny plastic particles of micro and nano size are difficult to measure in the environment to assess exposure risks. Researchers now provide the first mechanistic modelling study on the behavior and fate of nano- and microplastic in surface waters.

The next miracle antibiotic could come from Tasmanian devil milk.

When it comes to finding novel chemical compounds that act as antibiotics, scientists have to look in increasingly unusual places. Like sloth hair. And now, according to this study, Tasmanian devil milk. Apparently, this milk contains a class of antimicrobial peptides called "cathelicidins" that can even kill the dreaded superbug MRSA. Show More Summary

I Was a Card-Carrying Member of the "First Moon Flights" Club

My card is now a historical museum artifact, but I’ll never give up my dream to fly to the Moon

Madagascar's Mangroves: The Ultimate Giving Trees

Locals already use the trees for food, fuel and building materials. Now they're burning them to make lime clay

9th Planet May Solve 'Mystery' of Our Solar System

New research may have solved a "deep-rooted mystery" about our solar system and lent credence to the theory that there's a ninth planet chilling beyond Pluto. (Sorry, buddy.) Researchers at Caltech, including Konstantin Batygin and Mike "Pluto Killer" Brown (who first floated the "Planet Nine" theory), say evidence of...

Long-necked dino species discovered in Australia

Scientists unveiled fossils Thursday from a new species of giant, long-necked dinosaur unearthed in northeast Australia, speculating that its ancestors had trekked across Antarctica some 105 million years ago.

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