Modern archiving technology cannot keep up with the growing tsunami of bits. But nature may hold an answer to that problem already.
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Marathon used as benchmark to judge safety of possible future host cities.
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Rocks in Greenland contain structures that could have been laid down by living organisms 3.7 billion years ago.
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Fossils find suggests that cat-sized reptile lived alongside birds and larger pterosaurs.
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Larger studies are under way to test whether the promising early data holds up.
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Samples of the cell line do not match its 50-year-old source ― but how the mix-up occurred is a mystery.
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In a region known to be seismically active, destruction on this scale was still a surprise.
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Materials research is at the heart of efforts to keep the world’s reactors running well past 2050.
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Snakes kill tens of thousands of people each year. But experts can't agree on how best to overcome a desperate shortage of antivenom.
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Two regions of the marsupials’ DNA could confer resistance to the disease.
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Study suggests that man’s best friend probably understands more than we thought when we talk to them.
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Digital scans will help researchers test whether she fell out of a tree.
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From birds to coastlines, drones take data collection to a whole new level.
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Omid Kokabee, who became seriously ill while serving time on controversial treason charges, will now be allowed to leave the country.
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Evolution of mathematics traced using unusually comprehensive genealogy database.
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Over 1,200 sign open letter to President Jacob Zuma warning universities are at a tipping point.
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August’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature’s photo team.
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The government must accompany its action plan on soil quality with effective laws and remediation measures, says Hong Yang.
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The week in science: 19–25 August 2016
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A non-profit organization is proving that new drugs don't have to cost a fortune. Can its model work more broadly?
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