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It's Called 'De-Extinction' — It's Like 'Jurassic Park,' Except It's Real

Science writer Carl Zimmer says we're not going to bring back dinosaurs. But we might be able to resurrect other extinct species.
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'God Particle' Discovery Disappoints Some Physicists

Scientists working with data from a large particle accelerator in Europe are now almost certain they have pinned down the elusive subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson.
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Monarch Butterflies Population Falls To Record Low, Mexican Scientists Say

The orange-and-black butterflies that winter in massive numbers in central Mexico each year, have fallen precipitously since a census count began 20 years ago.
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'God Particle' Update: Scientists Think They've Pinned Down The Higgs Boson

Scientists have been searching for the elusive sub-atomic particle that gives everything mass. As more and more data come in from the Large Hadron Collider that straddles France and Switzerland, they think they've found it.
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Sorry, But Bananas Won't Calm Your Caffeine Jitters

Can eating a banana counter the effects of being over-caffeinated? That's a claim that's been circulating around blogs recently. Some baristas swear by it, but we talked to a scientist who explains why it just isn't true.
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NASA Says Ancient Mars Could Have Supported Life

NASA's newest rover on Mars has just finished analyzing a sample of powder drilled from inside a rock, and has found evidence that the red planet once had conditions that could have supported microbial life.
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Mummy Study Shows Heart Disease Could Be A Natural Human Condition

Researchers have found hardened arteries after scanning mummified bodies, some of which were more than 3,000 years old. A more modern diet and lifestyle were once thought to be the causes of heart disease, but a new study recently published in the journal The Lancet may prove otherwise. Audie Cornish talks to cardiologist Randall Thompson, one of the study's authors, about the findings.

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