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Despite conservation efforts, close assessment of Pando reveals significant losses. 

James Gaines, Contributor

The smallest Diplodocus skull ever discovered reveals clues about the group's evolution.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry will go to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for research on enzymes, peptides and antibodies.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Deep water reptiles diversified as Mesozoic sea levels rose. Their shallow water counterparts declined.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Field of red poppies by the seaside

For the first time, scientists have sequenced the poppy genome -- and found some curious genetics at work.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A new study shows that colonies of as few as six ants divvy up duties.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The newly dubbed "Amazing Dragon of Lingwu" may have weighed more than 10 metric tons and boasted a dangerous "whiplash tail."

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Dogs avoid each other after aggressive encounters, whereas wolves rapidly reconcile.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Elephants and other mammals that lost their scrotums offer a peek at the genitals of our common ancestor.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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