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Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live
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You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/...
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Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.
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The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/...
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Books of The Times: A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar
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In “How to Change Your Mind,” Michael Pollan writes about the history, science and lessons of LSD and other psychedelic substances. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/...
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Europa, Jupiter’s Ocean Moon, May Shoot Plumes of Water Into Space
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A re-examination of old data shows a NASA spacecraft may have flown through a plume in 1997. The plumes could offer hints of life on the ice-encrusted moon. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/...
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Jerrold Meinwald, 91, Dies; Studied Creatures’ Chemical Signals
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He examined the chemistry behind secreted substances that can attract a mate or repel a predator, helping to establish a new field, chemical ecology. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/...
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Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?
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A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/29/...
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Trilobites: Humpback Whale Baby Boom Near Antarctica
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Pregnancy rates in the southern oceans are high, according to a study that showed the species is rebounding, a rare piece of good news for whales. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/...
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Australia Pledges Millions of Dollars in Bid to Rescue Great Barrier Reef
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The government will set aside 500 million Australian dollars to help the global treasure after years of damage from warming waters caused by climate change. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/29/...
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Global Health: Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds
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Rates of Lyme, Zika and exotic new diseases are soaring. Federal officials blame hotter weather, jet travel, forested suburbs and slow vaccine development. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/...
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Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants
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Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/...