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Best of 2018: The Largest Family Tree

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Computational Biologists have built the largest family tree ever constructed, jammed with over 13 million people over the course of 500 years. /READ MORE// It’s...

Best of 2011 // 88: The Violent Cosmos

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This image is the space above and around us as seen in Gamma Rays, radiation being spewed out by the most powerful objects in...

Best of 2012 // #86: Whooping Cough is Back

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In the first 10 months of 2012, US Doctors diagnosed over 34,000 cases of pertussis - better known as Whooping Cough.  That's 34 times...

The Best of 2013 // #86: Cheap, Fast Housing for Refugees

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Since August, 20 Somalian refugee families have been living in Ethiopia inside prototype homes.  The prototypes are lightweight, durable, insulated, cheap, and developed by...

BEST OF 2014 // #84: The Best Mother Ever

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Nine months may feel like forever to welcome a new baby into your life, but imagine if it took 4 1/2 years.  Thats how...

BEST OF 2015 // #82: A Boost to Bees

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Bee researchers have finally figured out how bees inherit their immunity, which is a key step in creating a vaccine for the pollinators in...

Best of 2016 // #81: The first Spider

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This frightening looking fella is Idmonarachne brasieri.  It's less than half an inch long, and is the earliest example of a true spider.  It's roughly...

Best of 2017 // #81: Fetuses Favour Faces

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Newborn babies tend to favour face-like shapes, like Mickey Mouse, or upside down Triangle.  Researchers have been able to prove that fetuses in the...

Best of 2018: Is CRISPR Safe?

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The much-hyped editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9 has already revolutionized the fields of genetics and medicine.  The technique, which entered the public eye around 5 years...

Best of 2011 // 89: The Weather Can Move Continents

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The movement of the Earth's crust can create valleys, raise mountains and even reshape the coastline, all influencing our climate.  So, it was unexpected...