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5 things to know about fighting climate change by planting trees

The idea seemed so catchy, simple and can-do. There’s room to plant enough trees, albeit many, many, many trees, to…

A Dallas museum hosts rare hominid fossils from South Africa

For the next few months, visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas will have a rare…

For people with HIV, undetectable virus means untransmittable disease

In October 1995, George Kerr III tested positive for HIV. “I was terrified,” he remembers. “I thought my life was…

Realigning magnetic fields may drive the sun’s spiky plasma tendrils

Tendrils of plasma near the surface of the sun emerge from realignments of magnetic fields and pump heat into the…

A tiny switch could redirect light between computer chips in mere nanoseconds

Microscopic switches that route light signals between computer chips like tiny traffic conductors could help make faster, more efficient electronics.…

California landfills are belching high levels of climate-warming methane

Landfills, pipelines or dairy farms: The largest sources of methane released to the atmosphere can now be spotted from the…

Drug-resistant microbes kill about 35,000 people in the U.S. per year

Close to 3 million people in the United States develop difficult to treat infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria and fungi…

A tooth fossil shows Gigantopithecus’ close ties to modern orangutans

An ancient ape that was larger than a full-grown male gorilla has now revealed molecular clues to its evolutionary roots.…

NASA gave Ultima Thule a new official name

Ultima Thule is no more. The remote solar system body visited in January by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft now has…

Plastics outnumber baby fish 7-to-1 in some coastal nurseries

Plastics can enter the food web at an unexpected point: larval fish as small the tip of a pencil. Larval…