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Could Thor Punch The Hulk Without Knocking Himself Over?

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Hollow Earth, Cosmic Calamities, And Other Pseudoscientific Fads

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How Sexual Harassment And Bias Undermine Women’s Access To Scientific Careers

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Queer service member: Trump’s trans ban ‘is about fear and loathing of transgender Americans’

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Just over a year after President Barack Obama introduced a new policy to allow transgender people to serve openly in the US military, President Donald Trump is reinstating a ban on transgender service members.

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Trump bans transgender personnel from serving in the military

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In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump said no transgender person can serve in the military, although thousands already do.

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A Mission To Save The Planet (From The Next Asteroid)

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Can We Pay People To Save The Rainforest?

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Instead Of Cooler Temperatures Post-El Niño, Scientists Clock Record Highs In 2017

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More Comprehensive Patient Care Can Slow Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s

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Particles Behaving Badly

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Canada emerging as a nearby energy giant

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Canada is emerging as the largest supplier of energy to the United States. It's electricity, natural gas and oil are all being shipped to America, but environmentalists there and here say it's coming with a hefty price tag.

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Opportunity and outrage at Canada's oil sands

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The oil deposits in Northern Alberta are some of the largest in the world, but extracting and refining that oil is costly and dirty. Canada is under fire for its oil production, but it’s the United States that buying much of that oil, and new pipelines are being built to bring even more of it south of the border.

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The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to temporarily suspend enforcement of new rules requiring...

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Treatment has been a success but prevention is another story, according to a report in The Lancet. And the stigma of...

American Baby Trump Blimp Set To Breeze Onto Namesake's Home Turf

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Russia Says Agreements Were Discussed With Trump On Syria. The U.S. Is Silent

The Trump administration has offered no information about supposed "specific" proposals that Russian officials have...

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