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Dropped seeds from Kazakhstan got us modern apples

New research clarifies the genetic exchange that brought us today’s domesticated apples. Silk Road travelers, trading their goods and ideas across Eurasia, …

Why so many farmed salmon are almost deaf

Researchers have discovered why so many farm-raised salmon are partially deaf, pointing to a deformity in their ears caused by accelerated growth in …

4 things to know about Monday’s eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the continental United States on Monday. Your next chance to see such an event in the US won’t occur until …

Internet nastiness may affect who gets political

College students who are highly tolerant of incivility are much more likely to comment on political news stories online, engage in online political …

Site aims to correct how you view the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages produced a staggering wealth of literary works in dozens of languages that spanned nearly 1,000 years. But no English translation has been …

Scary prehistoric worm used head spines to grab prey

Researchers have identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines deployed from its head as a brand …

We will give up privacy for convenience (or free pizza)

Although many people say they want to protect their personal information, privacy tends to take a backseat to convenience and can easily get tossed out the …

Managers often clueless about unhappy customers

New research suggests that senior managers at some of the top corporations in the world often fail to understand the feedback and expectations of their …

Are we made of atoms from distant galaxies?

New research suggests that up to half of the matter in the Milky Way may come from galaxies far, far away. Scientists say this could mean that each of us is …

New bunch of galaxy clusters may be farthest yet

Researchers have created a catalog of around 200 candidate galaxy clusters that may include some of the most distant clusters ever found. A single galaxy …