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Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

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35 mentions4 days ago
In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of ...

The First Species to Have Every Individual’s Genome Sequenced

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
When humans first settled in New Zealand in the 13th century, they found a wonderland of strange creatures—including a green, bumbling parrot with the face of an owl and the ...

Why I No Longer Do Internet Harassment Talks

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3 mentions6 days ago
A few years ago, I was doxxed by angry people on the internet. (I’m not going to rehash what happened. You’re reading this on a machine that has google.) After ...

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

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Sophia Spencer, 8, loves bugs — especially grasshoppers. She's an expert on insects, and likes to give her littlest friends an occasional ride on her shoulder. That used to earn ...

Scientists Can Now Repaint Butterfly Wings

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4 mentions5 days ago
When the butterfly emerged from its cocoon, Robert Reed was stunned. It was a Gulf fritillary—a bright-orange species with a few tigerlike stripes. But this butterfly had no trace of ...

Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction

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2 mentions2 days ago
HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food. Long-tailed macaques forage for shellfish on islands off Thailand, then crack ...