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  • Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases

    The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time.
  • Why, and how, we should read Shakespeare today

    Why, and how, we should read Shakespeare today
    Thursday is William Shakespeare's 451st birthday and the 399th anniversary of his passing -- April 23 being the generally accepted date of the Bard's birth in 1564 and his death in 1616. Thus does 2015 fall between the cracks in the Shakespearean...

    Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds

    Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds
    A Mercury-like body smashed into a young Earth and gave our planet’s core the radioactive elements necessary to generate a magnetic field, a pair of Oxford geochemists say. Without that magnetic field, there would be no shield to protect us from...

    US once again alone at Americas summit

    The Obama administration wants to make Venezuela the new Cuba. In December, shortly after President Barack Obama announced that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, he ironically declared his intention to impose sanctions on...

    Brontosaurus is back!

    Brontosaurus is back!
    The mighty Brontosaurus just stomped back into the halls of paleontology, throwing his 33-ton weight around to topple the longstanding organizational scheme for a family of ancient dinosaurs. A five-year effort to sort through hundreds of specimens in...