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A Landmark Lawsuit About An Intersex Baby’s Genital Surgery Just Settled For $440,000

After a four-year legal battle, the family of 12-year-old M.C. Crawford has settled with the hospital they sued for performing genital surgery on their intersex son.<p>After four years in court, a first-of-its-kind legal battle over operating on “intersex” babies who are born with ambiguous genitalia …

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Want to feel really small? Meet UY Scuti, the largest star in the universe

Looking up at the sky inspires deep moments of introspection and curiosity. It’s easy to feel small under a starry night sky, but in order to begin …

Scientists discovered two feather-covered dinosaur wings preserved in amber

Nature<p>Scientists just published their findings from two 99 million-year-old baby dinosaur wings — with feathers still attached — found encased in …

Jurassic Park

Fix for 3-billion-year-old genetic error could dramatically improve genetic sequencing

For 3 billion years, one of the major carriers of information needed for life, RNA, has had a glitch that creates errors when making copies of …

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After secret Harvard meeting, scientists announce plans for synthetic human genomes

Three weeks ago, 130 scientists, entrepreneurs and policy leaders held an invitation-only, closed-door meeting at Harvard University to discuss an ambitious plan to create synthetic human genomes. Now, after a flurry of criticism over the secrecy of the effort, the participants have published their …

My father warned Exxon about climate change in the 1970s. They didn't listen | Claudia Black-Kalinsky

Perhaps 2015 wouldn’t have broken all temperature records had they acted then – but it’s not too late to do something now<p>Related: Let's give up the climate change charade: Exxon won't change its stripes | Bill McKibben<p>At Wednesday’s ExxonMobil shareholders meeting, CEO Rex Tillerson will have to …

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What we know about the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804

The Egyptian military has located wreckage from<p>EgyptAir Flight 804about 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt. The Airbus A320 aircraft vanished from radar screens early May 19 while carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo.<p>Here is what we know so far:<p>What has been found from the …

Supernova reserve fuel tank clue to big parents

Some supernovae have a reserve tank of radioactive fuel that cuts in and powers their explosions for three times longer than astronomers had …