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A New, Deadly Risk for Cities in Summer: Power Failures During Heat Waves

US birth rate plunged in 2020

A child’s 78,000-year-old grave marks Africa’s oldest known human burial

New algorithm uses a hologram to control trapped ions

When algorithms go bad: How consumers respond

Small things can have a major effect on the prevention of biodiversity loss

Mystery of Deadly 'Last Resort' Antibiotic Finally Solved After 70 Years

New marker predicts benefit of radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Donating Your Body to Science

Invisible codes help robots make sense of their environment