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  1. In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return
    Highway BR-262 is among the deadliest in the world for wildlife. Biologist Wagner Fischer has been monitoring its grim toll for more than two decades.
  2. A ‘Time Capsule’ for Scientists, Courtesy of Peter the Great
    A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.
  3. The Chemists’ War
    One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.
  4. Rocket Lab’s Modest Launch Is Giant Leap for Small Rocket Business
    The company’s Electron rocket carried a batch of small commercial satellites from a launchpad in New Zealand, a harbinger of a major transformation to the space business.
  5. Matter: Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown
    Three new genetic analyses lend detail, and mystery, to the migration of prehistoric humans throughout the Western Hemisphere.
  6. Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World
    A cave drawing in Borneo is at least 40,000 years old, raising intriguing questions about creativity in ancient societies.
  7. Trilobites: Watch Beatboxers Break It Down Inside an M.R.I. Scanner
    Researchers got an inside look at beatboxers’ lips, mouths and throats as they performed.
  8. ScienceTake: How the Jumping Spider Sees Its Prey
    Researchers looked deep into the eyes of a predatory spider to learn what it was looking at.
  9. Trilobites: Tiniest Ape Ever Discovered Hints at the Rise of the Monkeys
    The newly identified extinct primate weighed slightly less than an average house cat.
  10. Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming
    The International Energy Agency said renewables were poised to surpass coal by 2040. But more is still needed to stop climate change.
  11. Q&A: ‘Touch Not the Cat’
    The Scottish wildcat, the last native cat in the United Kingdom, is endangered; fewer than 100 purebred specimens remain in the wild.
  12. Where Will Science Take Us? To the Stars
    A monthlong visit to observatories in Chile, Hawaii and Los Angeles revealed spellbinding visions of the heavens.
  13. The Wheels on These Buses Go Round and Round With Zero Emissions
    Some states, concerned about pollution and global warming, see school buses as the next frontier for electric vehicles. Prices are high, but that's starting to change.
  14. F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
    The move is part of an aggressive campaign against many products containing nicotine, including flavored e-cigarettes. Menthol has long been a concern among African-Americans because of its addictive qualities.
  15. Why Does California Have So Many Wildfires?
    There are four key ingredients that make the state such a tinderbox.
  16. The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces
    Stigma often prevents patients from acknowledging an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. A series of high-profile disclosures may help change that.
  17. Judge Blocks Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in Setback for Trump
    The Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change, the court found.
  18. Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair and Thesis Fetch More Than $1 Million at Auction
    Bids far exceeded expectations at the Christie’s auction, which also included items that once belonged to Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.
  19. F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarette Sales in Stores
    After warning Juul and other e-cigarette makers to keep their flavored products away from minors, the F.D.A. wants to curb sales altogether.
  20. Devah Pager, Who Documented Race Bias in Job Market, Dies at 46
    Her research established that a white man, even if he had a felony conviction, fared better when applying for a job than a black man with no criminal record.

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