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Deciphering a cancer treatment’s dark side

CAR-T cells (tinged pale red) attack cells of an ependymoma, a type of brain and spinal cord tumor. Eye of Science/Science Source By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelJan. 17,…

This is the oldest scorpion known to science

Parioscorpio venator (left) had a pulmonary-cardiovascular system similar to modern scorpions. The thoraxes of modern scorpions (center and right) were used to interpret the internal…

‘Frankenstein’ material can self-heal, reproduce

Microbes that lay down minerals can create concretelike building materials.  College of Engineering and Applied Science at Colorado University Boulder By Robert F. ServiceJan. 15,…

NSF rolls out huge makeover of science statistics

By Jeffrey MervisJan. 15, 2020 , 12:15 PM The National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) cornucopia of statistics on the global scientific enterprise came out today—but with…

How the Ginkgo biloba achieves near-immortality

New research reveals how Ginkgo biloba trees can grow for thousands of years. Imagenavi/Alamy Stock Photo By Erin MalsburyJan. 13, 2020 , 3:45 PM Long-lived…

Our favorite science news stories of 2019

By David GrimmDec. 19, 2019 , 2:00 PM A lost continent. Bullets made of dark matter. A “cow” in space. These were the subjects of…