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Tonle Sap lake is not only a natural marvel, but also the chief source of food for most of Camboida. Development and overfishing are killing it : A report.

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Scientists have unearthed the oldest known city in the Americas, showing that urban civilization began here 1,500 years earlier than they thought : a report.

By creating the first genetically altered primate, scientists take one step closer to allowing parents to custom-order their child's genetic traits : a

Last week in the Journal Nature, three Chinese paleontologists reported finding a new species of theropod that was about 15 inches long.The specimen may shed light on one of the hottest topics in

A warmer world doesn't sound so bad. Until you learn that it may, paradoxically, bring an ice age : a

Scientists pushed Europe's premier particle accelerator to the threshold of a fundamental breakthrough. Then they pulled the plug : a

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