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Science
A fresh look at the demise of an ancient human species
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We are finally ready to get to know our extended family.
Science
Climate change: 6 positive stories from around the world in 2019
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Climate researchers have not given up hope for our planet.
Science
A recount of every extinct Australian animal species has a crushing result
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The way we use Earth is threatening our future.
Science
Why we are discovering more "lost continents" on Earth
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Earth is more than just seven large landmasses.
Science
Sea level rise: Data from 125,000 years ago shows some terrifying results
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This could have huge implications for coastal communities and infrastructure in the future.
Science
Can bees count to 5? Scientists had to sweeten the deal to find out
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Just add it to the list of math skills bees have.
Science
Cookies, beer, or beef: Which of these is worse on the environment to make?
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Scientists looked at the water scarcity footprints of the diets of 9,341 adults, involving more than 5,000 foods.
Science
The Air Above Antarctica Is Suddenly Warmer — What It Means for One Country
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A very strong warming event is coming.
Mind and Body
Why Scientists Disagree on Testosterone's Link to Empathy
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The debate continues. 
Mind and Body
5 Supplements That Scientists Actually Take
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From turmeric to vitamin D, six scientists weigh in on the best supplements to take daily.
Mind and Body
Is Social Media Stressing You Out? Why You Keep Coming Back for More 
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Researchers surveyed 444 Facebook users three times over a year to find out how they responded to social media technostress.
Science
Should You Get Your DNA Tested? Why 4 of 5 Experts Support It
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Is it worthwhile to know you're 25% Irish?
Mind and Body
Which Yogurt Is Healthiest for You and Why: Plain, Greek, Low-Fat?
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With all the various types, how do you know which one is healthiest?
Science
Plants Are Going Extinct Up to 350 Times Faster Than the Historical Norm
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This could spell disaster for our planet’s future.
Entertainment
Big Waves: A Warmer Planet Will Destabilize the World's Coastlines
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To focus on sea level rise alone could be costly.
Science
Australia's Coas
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If you think climate change has been gradual, think again.
Mind and Body
Which Fruit Is Healthiest for You and Why: Fresh, Frozen, or Dried?
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How healthy is fruit, anyway?
Mind and Body
How Many Cups of Coffee You Drink Could Matter to Enhance Your Workout
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More caffeine in the bloodstream might just be the ticket.
Science
How an Amazonian Psychedelic Brew Could Be Used to Treat Depression
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Even for those with difficult-to-treat depression.
Culture
Fires Will Continue to Ravage, the Media Can Change the Worsening Trend
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Our flammable future demands we ask the tough questions in wildfire coverage.