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    Trilobites

    Like a Bird on a Wire That Starts a Wildfire

    Researchers found dozens of incidents where birds fell to the ground after being electrocuted on power lines, and sparked fires. They also proposed steps to prevent such incidents.

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    The Many Uses of CRISPR: Scientists Tell All

    What do infectious diseases, T-cells, tomatoes, heart failure, sickle cell anemia and sorghum harvests have in common?

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    CRISPR in the Classroom

    A new generation of scientists is growing up with CRISPR technology. Here’s how some high school students learn to edit genes.

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    Does Your Nose Help Pick Your Friends?

    In a small study, researchers in an olfaction lab found that people who had an instant personal connection also had similarities in their body odors.

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    Remember Pizza Rat? Meet Pollinator Rat.

    In a city in Colombia, researchers say, common rodents help a plant produce fruit when they snack on its flower petals.

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    Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘to the Edge’

    Large, simultaneous heat waves are growing more common. China, America, Europe and India have all been stricken recently, and scientists are starting to understand why certain far-flung places get hit at once.

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    Biden’s Inner Circle Debates Future of Offshore Drilling

    Top White House officials have assumed control over a sensitive blueprint, expected by June 30, laying out future oil and gas drilling leases in the outer continental shelf.

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