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Penicillium mold, which produces the the antibiotic penicillin, trace their origins to an ancestor that lived a billion years ago?
The discovery of a fungus fossil is pushing back the origin of these ancient organisms and rewriting what we know about evolution and the tree of life.
Debris in a boatyard in Mexico Beach, Fla., on Oct. 11, 2018, after Hurricane Michael heavily damaged the town.
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For the start of Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, scholars explain weather forecasting, evacuation orders, inland flooding risks and how social ties influence decisions to stay or flee.
When women of color in government work together, it often helps their chances of legislative success.
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Women of color in public office often face great scrutiny and hostility. New research shows how France's first black female senators used their experience fighting Nazis to pass landmark legislation.
How can you maximize reading’s rewards for baby?
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
The cast made it through 279 episodes.
A physicist reflects on the show's made-up Nobel Prize-winning theory of 'super asymmetry' along with how the series showcased authentic science and role models for future STEM students.
Artist impression of neurons communicating in the brain.
A new technology has enabled neuroscientists to examine the chemistry of individual brain cells. The finding reveal how genes are regulated differently in brain cells of people with autism compared to neurotypical people.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey discusses a bill that would virtually outlaw abortion in the state.
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An expert explains that many of the foundational Jewish texts assert that a fetus does not attain the status of personhood until birth.
Many states prohibit people from receiving state financial aid for college in prison.
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The federal government isn't the only one that has banned student financial aid to prisoners. Many states have enacted their own bans as well, new research shows.
Stucco frieze from Placeres, Campeche, Mexico, Early Classic period, c. 250-600 AD.
Many people think climate change caused Classic Maya civilization to collapse abruptly around 900 A.D. An archaeologist says that view is too simplistic and misses the bigger point.
Millennials are less likely to own a home than previous generations were at the same age.
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As millennials flock to certain parts of the US, home prices in those areas are surging.
Who gets a vote and what are they voting for? Everything you need to know.
Some have any easier time than others connecting with fictional worlds and characters.
According to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006.
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The health of American democracy could be at stake.
Not everyone possesses the skills to draw a cartoon, but pretty much anyone can make a meme.
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With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?