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Secrets in our DNA


What can DNA testing companies reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk?

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Saving Notre Dame


Scientists and engineers fight to save Notre Dame Cathedral after the 2019 fire.

Can We Cool the Planet?


Scientists look to geoengineering and other methods to cool the planet.

Nature's Fear Factor


Can bringing predators—and fear—back into an ecosystem help restore its natural balance?

CRISPR Gene-Editing Reality Check


CRISPR gene-editing technology is advancing quickly. What can it do now—and in the future?

Decoding COVID-19


Scientists race to understand and defeat the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Truth About Fat


Could it be that body fat has more to do with biological processes than personal choices?