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    Darkness Visible, Finally: Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of a Black Hole

    Astronomers at last have captured a picture of one of the most secretive entities in the cosmos.

    By Dennis Overbye

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    An Ancient Human Species Is Discovered in a Philippine Cave

    Archaeologists in Luzon Island have turned up the bones of a distantly related species, Homo luzonensis, further expanding the human family tree.

    By Carl Zimmer

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    A Gas Could Hint at Signs of Life on Mars. Why Hasn’t a New Spacecraft Found It?

    Two spacecraft have detected methane in the Martian air. But the Trace Gas Orbiter, with more sensitive instruments, has come up empty.

    By Kenneth Chang

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    Falcon Heavy Launch Postponed by SpaceX

    The most powerful rocket now available on Earth will wait another day for its next journey to orbit and back.

    By Kenneth Chang

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    What Is a Black Hole? Here’s Our Guide for Earthlings

    Welcome to the place of no return — a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that not even light can escape it. This is a black hole.

    By JoAnna Klein and Dennis Overbye

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    How They Took the First Picture of a Black Hole

    A planet-sized network of radio telescopes has assembled the first image of a black hole.

    By Jonathan Corum

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    Fossils Are Filling Out the Human Family Tree

    The more fossils we find, the more we learn that many kinds of humans have lived on Earth.

    By Nicholas St. Fleur

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    The Comeback of Trumpeter Swans

    Restoration efforts in Ontario, Canada, have helped a once-vanquished population to flourish. And they have been sighted in new habitats in the United States, too.

    By Karen Weintraub

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    In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe

    For Karen Uhlenbeck, winner of the Abel Prize for math, a whimsical phenomenon offers a window onto higher dimensions.

    By Siobhan Roberts

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    Here’s Why a 50-Degree Day Feels Colder in Fall Than in Spring

    Why might nippy temperatures now feel much more comfortable in just a few months? The body takes time to adapt to the cold.

    By Niraj Chokshi

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    Waking From Hibernation, the Hard Work of Spring Begins

    Emerging from the torpor of winter means a busy spring for these bears, bees, bats and squirrels.

    By Steph Yin

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    Spring Amphibians, on the Move, Could Use Some Crossing Guards

    Frogs and salamanders, wakened a bit sooner than usual this year, are walking to their mating areas. Volunteers help many make it past perilous traffic.

    By JoAnna Klein

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    On Long Migrations, Birds Chase an Eternal Spring

    Surprisingly indirect migratory paths land birds at way stations just as vegetation and insects become abundant. But climate change threatens to disrupt these journeys.

    By Carl Zimmer

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    Recognizing Spring, Scientifically

    We turned to scientists and asked them to decode the seasonal changes all around us, and reveal some that might not be as easy to detect.


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    How Beetles That Live Underwater Breathe Without a Scuba Tank

    When an insect is this small, it seems to be able to get away with an unusual technique for taking in oxygen.

    By Veronique Greenwood

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    Watch a Great White Shark Hunt Through a Kelp Forest for Its Next Meal

    The video collected by researchers revealed a surprising hunting behavior in the ocean predators that had never been documented.

    By JoAnna Klein

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    Watch Two Tiny Moons Eclipse the Sun on Mars

    Phobos and Deimos, the two Martian moons, got between the red planet and the sun in March.

    By Kenneth Chang

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    How Seals Took to the Seas

    By comparing the bones of ancient and contemporary seals, researchers say a particular biting style helped the marine mammals’ landlubber ancestors move into the oceans.

    By Lucas Joel

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    Romeo, Meet Juliet. Now Go Save Your Species.

    The Sehuencas water frogs in a Bolivian aquarium hit it off, but Romeo might need a little more practice before they succeed in reproducing.

    By JoAnna Klein


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    ‘I Don’t Want to Stay Here’: Half a Million Live in Flood Zones, and the Government Is Paying

    About 450,000 government-subsidized households are in flood plains, a risk that is growing more urgent in the era of climate change.

    By Sarah Mervosh

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    Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

    The research is the first step toward developing a diagnostic test that could identify brain-related injuries in living players.

    By Ken Belson and Benedict Carey

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    Automakers Plan for Their Worst Nightmare: Regulatory Chaos After Trump’s Emissions Rollback

    The matter is increasingly urgent because the Trump administration is said to have settled on the details of its rollback plan, which would quite likely split the American auto market.

    By Coral Davenport

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    Four Bees Living in Her Eye, Feeding on Her Tears

    An ophthalmologist in Taiwan plucked four live sweat bees from beneath a woman’s swollen eyelid. The tiny insects feed off human sweat and tears.

    By Tiffany May

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    A Night at the Museum With Beer and Skulls

    For two researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, closing time means the start of an anthropological happy hour that has yielded 10 books and scores of scientific articles and papers.

    By Corey Kilgannon

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    New York City Is Requiring Vaccinations Against Measles. Can Officials Do That?

    Mandatory vaccination is rare, but it has been done — and upheld by the courts. While judges have allowed health officials to fine citizens for refusing, forced vaccinations are highly unusual.

    By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

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    Ed Westcott, a Singular Eye at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, Dies at 97

    He was the government’s official photographer at Oak Ridge, Tenn., a secret city where uranium was enriched for the bombs that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    By Richard Sandomir

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    ‘Dr. Seuss’s Garden’ Yields a Deep-Sea Discovery, but It Already Faces Threats

    Researchers said Tuesday they had found two new species of coral in undersea canyons off New England, an area where ocean temperatures are expected to increase sharply because of global warming.

    By Kendra Pierre-Louis

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    How Dangerous Is It to Be a Bird in Your City? Buildings Kill Hundreds of Millions a Year

    A new study shows how efforts to prevent migrating birds from flying into skyscrapers and other brightly lit buildings could be honed.

    By Niraj Chokshi

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    You’re Covered in Fungi. How Does That Affect Your Health?

    Following extensive study of the body’s bacterial occupants, researchers are turning to how our fungal residents may contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases and other maladies.

    By Kaleigh Rogers