These new findings challenge the common wisdom that cancer is the product of heredity and the environment.

Random mutations play large role in cancer, study finds

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Just six weeks of training can turn average people into memory masters.

Brain training turns recall rookies into memory masters

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This new imaging technique sheds light on dinosaurs' bones, feathers and skin.

Under lasers, a feathered dino shows some skin

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Brain size (such as it is) in a female guppy turns out to affect her taste in males.

Female guppies with bigger brains pick more attractive guys

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The question of how technology helps and hinders our thinking is incredibly hard to answer.

Smartphones may be changing the way we think

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How much do you think the government spends on science? Chances are, you’re way off, a new study shows.

Most Americans like science — and are willing to pay for it

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From Science News for Students: Some scientists want to talk to aliens. But what if ET isn’t friendly?

Should we call out to space aliens?

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This rainbow pinwheel of mouse placentas isn’t just an eye-catching, award-winning image.

Colorful pinwheel puts a new spin on mouse pregnancy

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Huns and Romans weren’t quite countrymen but lent each other some food, archaeological finds suggest.

Ancient Romans may have been cozier with Huns than they let on

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In this data storage device, each bit is encoded using the magnetic field of a single atom.

Single-atom magnets store bits of data

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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand last year jumped between two faults thought to be too far apart for a quake to cross.

Deadly New Zealand quake hopscotched across faults

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Researchers have identified new enemies in the war on cancer: ones that are already inside cells and that no one can avoid.

Random mutations play large role in cancer, study finds

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Arctic sea ice has hit a record low for the third year in a row.

Arctic sea ice hits record wintertime low

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LSD briefly got tagged as a gene breaker a half century ago before getting a reprieve.

In 1967, LSD was briefly labeled a breaker of chromosomes

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When choosing more attractive guys, girl guppies with larger brains have an advantage over their smaller-brained counterparts.

Female guppies with bigger brains pick more attractive guys

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The standard dinosaur family tree may soon be just a relic.

Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family tree

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