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Bacteria can be coaxed into making the toughest kind of spider silk

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Foreigners may have conquered ancient Egypt without invading it

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A Nobel Prize winner argues banning CRISPR babies won’t work

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Pumping may be linked to an altered microbial mix in breast milk

(*) (*) (**)In the midst of breastfeeding my third child, I once started to calculate how many hours of my…

See a desert kangaroo rat drop-kick That a rattlesnake

High-speed cameras show the complexity of the rodents’ defensive maneuvers KANG FU FIGHTING  Desert kangaroo rats such as this one…

The Earliest known fossil of the Denisovan skull has been found at a Freshwater cave

DNA evidence indications the hominids interbred with humans as recently as 15,000 years ago SKULL MYSTERY  In Siberia’s Denisova Cave…

4 things we’ll learn in the first closeup image of a black hole

We are about to see the very first close-up of a dark hole. The Event Horizon Telescope, a system of…

The science of CBD lags behind its marketing

Remedies for pain and other common health problems often fall short, leading to untold misery and frustration. So it’s not…

Readers respond to classroom robots, Land erosion and more

Your letters and comments on the February 16, 2019 issue of Science News Robot revolution? Educational robots could help students…

One Antarctic ice shelf Has half its annual snowfall in Only 10 days

Extreme storms can hamper what ice cores could tell us about past and future climates SNOWY SCENE  Brief, extreme storms…