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With civility and democracy on the line, bots, trolls, and their hunters are waging a cat-and-mouse game on the internet.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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

One trick to making music sad? Use a solo instrument.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The technique could help scientists better understand why certain materials have the properties they do.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

As Hurricane Lane races toward Hawaii, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes prepare for wild weather.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Armadillos could help fill ecological voids left by the Southeast's waning gopher tortoise populations.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Researchers discover that enzymes can be used to ward off the effects of damaging nerve agents.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Alligators and Floridians have been clashing more often, and research suggests the growing human population is the cause.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer