Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

When Lonesome George, the only survivor of the Pinta Island tortoises of the Galápagos, died …

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U.N. AIDS Agency Is in ‘State of Crisis’ and Needs New Leader, Report Says

GENEVA — Independent experts investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the United Nations agency fighting …

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Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme

Six Michigan doctors have been charged with insurance fraud and unnecessarily prescribing opioids to patients …

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Does ‘Having It All’ Mean Doing It All?

Plenty of new research underscores the reality that women are still shouldering, and expected to …

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Lizard Dreams May Not Be So Different From Your Own

Some species seem to experience a type of slumber resembling R.E.M. sleep, the dream state …

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The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.

Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all …

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P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67

P. M. Forni, a professor of early Italian literature who became a leading exponent of …

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Do Cruciferous Vegetables Really Fight Cancer?

Q. Are cruciferous vegetables really helpful for fighting cancer? A. There’s no question that cruciferous …

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Drug Maker Pays $360 Million to Settle Investigation Into Charity Kickbacks

The drug maker Actelion Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a $360 million settlement stemming from an …

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Children Move Less Starting at Age 6

Image Most experts believe that physical activity declines as children reach adolescence, but a new …

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