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More Than 60 Athletes Have Tested Positive for Meldonium

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY March 10, 2016 More than 60 athletes, including Olympic medalists and world champions, have tested positive this year for meldonium, the performance-enhancing drug that Maria Sharapova admitted to using, according to antidoping officials. Meldonium, developed in Latvia for heart patients, aids blood flow and is not approved for sale ...

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Four ways inheritance is more complex than Mendel knew

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s publication that — after sitting ignored for a few decades — helped launch the field of modern genetics. Mendel didn’t know about DNA. But after painstakingly cross-fertilizing tens of thousands of pea plants over the course of 8 years, this Austrian ...

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Report Says Networks Give N.S.A. Less Data Than Long Suspected

The National Security Agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. By CHARLIE SAVAGE February 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — A newly declassified report by the National Security Agency’s inspector general suggests that the government is receiving far less data from Americans’ international Internet communications than privacy advocates have long suspected. The report indicates that when ...

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China Halts Trading After Market Tumbles More Than 7 Percent

By AMIE TSANG January 6, 2016 HONG KONG — Trading was halted on China’s stock market on Thursday morning, as stocks plummeted over concerns about the country’s currency. It has been a rocky start for the market in the new year, with trading volatile throughout the week. The Chinese market also closed ...

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Why Flying Home for the Holidays Might Be Greener Than Driving

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In July, British tabloid the Daily Mail came out with a screaming headline: “EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push.” Clinton’s strategy to slash carbon dioxide emissions, the Mail gleefully reported, didn’t preclude ...

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Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than the Sun

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research. Theoretical physicists from Imperial College London have devised an extremely rapid heating mechanism that they believe could heat certain materials to ten million degrees in much ...

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Mass gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet greater than losses

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) ...

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