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The Maya civilization used chocolate as money

Your Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form...

Mutation-counting blood test could predict if cutting-edge immunotherapies can beat a cancer

Some cancers generate the seeds of their own destruction. Certain random mutations that accumulate in rapidly dividing tumor cells can spur the immune system...

Clean air advocates worried by EPA’s move to rethink cost-benefit calculations

Originally published by E&E News While the public and the media focus on Scott Pruitt's ethics scandals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss is...

Hundreds of new genes may underlie intelligence—but also autism and depression

Being smart is a double-edged sword. Intelligent people appear to live longer, but many of the genes behind brilliance can also lead to autism,...

Male scientists are far more likely to be referred to by their last names,...

Darwin, Newton, Einstein. When scientists reach a certain level of fame, first names need not apply. That’s especially true if the scientist is a...

Don’t call it junk—this ‘jumping’ gene may be why you made it past an...

At one point in your life, you were a two-celled embryo tumbling toward a soft landing in the uterus. You may have only been...

Can bacteria-slaying viruses defeat antibiotic-resistant infections? A new U.S. clinical center aims to find...

One piece of good news can make all the difference. In the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections, a decades-old approach based on bacteria-slaying viruses called...

Rising bedrock below West Antarctica could delay catastrophic ice sheet collapse

The news last week out of Antarctica was sobering. According to a consensus estimate published in Nature, the continent has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in...

Hundreds of U.S. scientists urge more transparency in animal research

Breaking with a history of reticence, nearly 600 scientists, students, and lab animal workers published a letter in USA Today this morning that calls on U.S. research...

After controversy, U.S. releases report showing elevated health risks from nonstick chemicals

Originally published by E&E News President Donald Trump’s administration has released a politically charged toxicology report about nonstick chemicals showing they can endanger human health...

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