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UK Biobank, based in Manchester, England, is the largest blood-based research project in the world. The research project will involve at least 500,000 people across the U.K., and follow their health for next 30 years or more, providing a resource for scientists battling diseases. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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UK Biobank Requires Earth's Geneticists To Cooperate, Not Compete

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This cube of uranium metal came from a reactor that was built by the Nazis during World War II. Hundreds of others like it are now missing. John T. Consoli/University of Maryland hide caption

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Have You Seen Any Nazi Uranium? These Researchers Want To Know

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The Australian federal government has downgraded its long-term outlook of the Great Barrier Reef to "very poor," and it says that climate change is the most significant threat. William West /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposed rule that could roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks at oil and gas facilities. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Scientists say pea-size organoids of human brain tissue may offer a way to study the biological beginnings of a wide range of brain conditions, including autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Alysson Muotri/UC San Diego Health Sciences hide caption

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After Months In A Dish, Lab-Grown Minibrains Start Making 'Brain Waves'

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Duped In The Deli Aisle? 'No Nitrates Added' Labels Are Often Misleading

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A sign warns beachgoers about sharks in the water at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass. Sarah Mizes-Tan/WCAI hide caption

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Sand, Sunscreen And ... Sharks! Cape Cod Beach Towns Do More To Keep People Safe

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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, arrived in New York Wednesday aboard a boat rather than a plane to emphasize the need to reduce carbon-emission damage to the planet. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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A Newer, Faster Way To Detect Norovirus In Water Supplies

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Among patients age 12 and older in a study of people with mild, persistent asthma, more than half did just as well, or better, on a placebo as they did on a steroid inhaler used twice per day to prevent symptoms. hsyncoban/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma

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Robots Compete In Disaster Test

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Getting Coral To Reproduce

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