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Tunnel collapse sparks emergency at Hanford

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation says a 20-foot section of a tunnel system where it stores contaminated material and equipment collapsed today, sparking an emergency alert and restrictions on workers’ movements. No injuries were reported. A remotely operated TALON robot surveyed the scene … Continue reading

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Did Homo naledi co-exist with our species?

The paleontologists who discovered a previously unknown line of human ancestors in South Africa say that they’ve found more fossils — and that the species, known as Homo naledi, could have lived alongside our own species 250,000 years ago. The newly … Continue reading

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Scientists map widening gap in longevity

A county-by-county survey of U.S. life expectancy reports a 20-year gap between the lows and the highs – a gap that correlates with socioeconomic factors, race and ethnicity, and the availability of health care as well as preventable risk factors such … Continue reading

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Scientists spur debate over First Americans

Scientists say the patterns of breakage in mastodon bones found 25 years ago near a San Diego highway suggest that humans battered the beast 130,000 years ago. That’s a shocker, because before now, the oldest widely accepted evidence of human habitation … Continue reading

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‘Genius’ spices up Einstein’s tale for TV

There have been plenty of TV documentaries about Albert Einstein, but almost none of them begin with a political assassination and a sex scene. “Genius” does. The 10-part docudrama series, premiering April 25 on the National Geographic Channel, goes where few accounts … Continue reading

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Mozak turns brain mapping into video game

A game called Mozak is turning thousands of Internet users into “tracers” who help neuroscientists map out the tangled circuitry of brain cells. The citizen-science project was created by the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science in partnership with the Allen … Continue reading

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D.C.’s March for Science sparks chain reaction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The scenery for the world’s most watched March for Science may have featured the political icons of the nation’s capital, but the weather was pure Seattle. Today’s rally brought thousands of people to the National Mall for hours’ worth … Continue reading

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