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Police See Wider Plot in Spain and Say Carnage Could Have Been Worse

BARCELONA, Spain — When an earthshaking explosion on Wednesday blew apart a house outside Alcanar, a town surrounded by olive groves and holiday homes overlooking the Mediterranean, the police first blamed it on a gas leak. “Nothing ever happens here,” Mayor Alfons Monserrat said. The Spanish police now believe that ...

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Lego-Like Brain Balls Could Build a Living Replica of Your Noggin

The human brain is routinely described as the most complex object in the known universe. It might therefore seem unlikely that pea-size blobs of brain cells growing in laboratory dishes could be more than fleetingly useful to neuroscientists. Nevertheless, many investigators are now excitedly cultivating these curious biological systems, formally ...

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How U.S. Military Actions Could Play Out in North Korea

WASHINGTON — The intelligence could come to President Trump secretly and urgently: The North Koreans have placed another intercontinental missile on its launching pad. In less than two hours, it could be fueled and ready for launch on a test flight into the Pacific Ocean or perhaps on a mission ...

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Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says

Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos ...

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In Cuba, Trump’s Reversal Could Hurt Small Businesses

HAVANA — For Yasser González, a software developer who now makes his living as a bike tour guide in Havana, the onset of American tourism has been akin to a second Cuban revolution. For a nine-hour tour marketed by Airbnb, Mr. González, 31, can pull down as much as $ ...

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Ecologists Are Drowning in Sea of Data. These Tools Could Help

When marine ecologists released the Ocean Health Index for the first time in 2012, it was a majestically ambitious achievement. The index, born of a collaboration among dozens of scientists, economists and environmental managers at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and ...

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Veggies Grown With Toilet Water Could Be Headed to Your Table

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “It’s going to be kind of noisy—and very smelly,” Laura Anhalt warns, laughing, as we enter our first building at the primary wastewater treatment plant in Modesto, California. She’s right: The funk of processed sewage hits quickly. Inside, a conveyor ...

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