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In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front
In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front

Johnson & Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.

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What lies beneath the Transylvanian castle that imprisoned 'Dracula'?
What lies beneath the Transylvanian castle that imprisoned 'Dracula'?

WASHINGTON — A historic Transylvanian castle that may have once imprisoned Vlad the Impaler — likely inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula — still stands today.

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Do you carry Neanderthal DNA? The shape of your skull may tell.
Do you carry Neanderthal DNA? The shape of your skull may tell.

The shape of your brain may say a lot about the Neanderthal in you.

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Polar bear cub caught snuggling with mom in adorable pics
Polar bear cub caught snuggling with mom in adorable pics

A polar bear cub no bigger than a guinea pig was caught on video at the Berlin Zoo snuggling with its mother.

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Trilobites: One of Nature’s Smallest Flowering Plants Can Survive Inside of a Duck
Trilobites: One of Nature’s Smallest Flowering Plants Can Survive Inside of a Duck

If one duckweed lands where a bird relieves itself, it’s capable of eventually creating a dense mat of duckweeds where there were none before.

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Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape
Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape

Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain’s genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.

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The Paris Accord Promised a Climate Solution. Here’s Where We Are Now.
The Paris Accord Promised a Climate Solution. Here’s Where We Are Now.

The world is not on track to meet its goals under the Paris climate agreement, even as warnings grow more dire. How did we get to this point?

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What are smartphones doing to our brains? It's complicated
What are smartphones doing to our brains? It's complicated

One study showed Americans touch their mobile devices 2,600 times a day.

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Scientists visualize the Sun's mysteries using 400 years of solar observations
Scientists visualize the Sun's mysteries using 400 years of solar observations

In an effort to better grasp the sun's past, present and future, Colombian and Spanish researchers made visualizations that meld the last 400 years of recorded solar observations.

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