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  1. Trilobites: In Search of the Perfect Hair Dye
    A study by Northwestern researchers reports that a form of graphene can be used as a less harmful hair color.
  2. Trilobites: ‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes
    The cascade of ecological benefits that followed the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Idaho suggests opportunities for similar efforts around the planet.
  3. Trilobites: Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?
    Most people will draw a man. Researchers investigate the consequences.
  4. Trilobites: Steve, a Famous Northern Light, Stays Mysterious (and Keeps His Name)
    Steve is a glowing strip in the night sky, not far from the northern lights. It was named after a cartoon. Now scientists have learned more.
  5. An Appraisal: Stephen Hawking Taught Us a Lot About How to Live
    The cosmologist not only overturned our imaginations, he became an icon of mystery, curiosity and determination to understand this place we are in.
  6. Matter: What’s Behind Many Mystery Ailments? Genetic Mutations, Study Finds
    An examination of 20,000 patients finds that more than 800 may have genetic conditions.
  7. Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind
    A brief history of the cosmologist's discoveries and life.
  8. Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos
    A physicist and best-selling author, Dr. Hawking did not allow his physical limitations to hinder his quest to answer “the big question: Where did the universe come from?”
  9. Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s Acting Administrator, to Retire as Trump’s Nominee Is Stalled
    Mr. Lightfoot has filled in since the end of the Obama administration. The agency has never gone this long without a leader confirmed by the Senate.
  10. She Was the Only Woman in a Photo of 38 Scientists, and Now She’s Been Identified
    At a whale biology conference in 1971, one attendee was photographed but not named. Internet sleuths tracked her down.
  11. The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data
    At a cost of $1.4 billion, the N.I.H.’s All of Us program may help scientists discover new links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces formidable obstacles.
  12. Built to Flood: As Harvey Raged, Their Homes Were Swamped on Purpose. Six Months Later, They Face a Terrible Choice.
    A Texas suburb was intentionally flooded to save the city of Houston. We followed homeowners as they decided whether to cut their losses or rebuild.
  13. Take This App and Call Me in the Morning
    A new category of prescription medical treatments, what executives call digital therapeutics, comes in the form of mobile apps.
  14. AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.
    The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.
  15. North Korea’s Most Powerful Missile Now Has Its Own Shrine
    Satellite imaging, astronomy and a smart hunch about North Korea propaganda confirmed the launching site of the North Korean missile and a new monument.
  16. Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking
    Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
  17. U.K., Land of ‘Brexit,’ Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France
    After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
  18. Q&A: How Do Squirrels Jump So High?
    The animals are built with very powerful hind legs, and sharp claws that allow them to grip, and leap and flip.
  19. Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly Are Still Identical Twins, Despite What You May Have Read
    A rash of news stories this week stemmed from a misinterpreted NASA update from January.
  20. Assaults Increased When Cities Hosted Trump Rallies, Study Finds
    Researchers found an average of 2.3 more reported assaults on the day a rally came to town. The findings appear to confirm news reports about violence at the events.


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