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Trilobites: At Site of Japanese Volcano’s Supereruption, an Immense Lava Dome Lurks
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Scientists are studying the magma plumbing of the scar left by Akahoya eruption 7,300 years ago to help better predict future volcanic activity. www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/...
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A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report
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Electrodes threaded into the brains of epilepsy patients enhanced their recall on word tests by about 15 percent. www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/...
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America’s Ski Trails Are Vanishing. This Olympian Has Taken Up the Cause.
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Winter athletes like the cross-country skier Jessie Diggins are demanding action on climate change. www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/...
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Take a Number: The Smiling Axolotl Hides a Secret: A Giant Genome
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The Mexican salamander has largest genome ever sequenced, which may account for its unique regenerative abilities. www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/...
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Trilobites: A Suitcase-Size Satellite’s Big Image of Frozen Earth Below
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A new image of Alaska from the recently launched Iceye satellite show how much you can accomplish with a tiny satellite. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/27/...
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Flu Patients Arrive in Droves, and a Hospital Rolls Out the ‘Surge Tent’
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The worst flu season in nearly a decade has filled emergency rooms and strained resources at medical centers. Hospitalization and infection rates are among the highest in two decades. www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/...
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In an Israeli Cave, Scientists Discover Jawbone of Earliest Modern Human Out of Africa
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The discovery could rewrite the migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years when Homo sapiens were thought to have first left Africa. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/...
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New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients
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Doctors have more time than they thought to prevent death and disability from stroke, by removing blood clots that block circulation to the brain, a study shows. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/...
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The Healing Edge: After Surgery in the Womb, a Baby Kicks Up Hope
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Baby Boy Royce, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest defect that the surgical team had attempted to repair. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/...
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Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen
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Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find. www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/...