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Large beetles are shrinking, thanks to climate change

The snail-killer carabid beetle has shrunk 20% in the past 45 years. John Abbott/Minden Pictures By Elizabeth PennisiJan. 30, 2018 , 10:06 AM If you’re afraid of giant insects, climate change has a silver lining for you. A new study shows that as temperatures have increased over the past century, …

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What we can learn 100 years later from the 1918 flu pandemic

The 1918 flu pandemic has been a regular subject of speculation over the last century. Historians and scientists have advanced numerous hypotheses regarding its origin, spread and consequences. As a result, many of us harbor misconceptions about it. By correcting these 10 myths, we can better understand what actually happened …

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Conservatives push Ryan for vote on hardline immigration bill

Story highlights The Goodlatte proposal contains a number of controversial provisions The push sets up a potential showdown between the House and Senate on the issue The Republican Study Committee, an influential group of more than 150 Republicans, on Tuesday will announce it has voted to support an immigration bill …

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Naked mole rats defy the biological law of aging

Adult naked mole rats have a daily chance of dying of about one in 10,000. National Geographic Creative/Alamy Stock Photo By Kai KupferschmidtJan. 26, 2018 , 5:30 PM In the world of animal models, naked mole rats are the supermodels. They rarely get cancer, are resistant to some types of …

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Federer reaches seventh Australian Open final as Chung retires

It wasn’t the semifinal match the fans wanted but they were likely pleased with the outcome. The hugely popular Swiss moved into Sunday’s final in Melbourne when South Korea’s history-maker Hyeon Chung retired with a lingering blister issue while trailing 5-2 in the second set. Federer — who breezed in …

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