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Dear Science: Why do we love our pets?

Q: Why do we humans love our pets so much?A: Here's what science has to say:"It really is an amazing question," said Clive Wynne,...

These monkeys were paralyzed until a brain implant helped them walk again

Scientists have developed a set of wireless brain and spinal cord implants that helped monkeys with severed spinal cords regain control over their paralyzed...

The Ebola virus mutated to better infect humans during the 2014 outbreak

The Ebola virus mutated to more effectively infiltrate human cells during the West African outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people between 2013 and...

Fentanyl, the powerful drug that killed Prince, was developed as morphine alternative

When Prince was found dead of an accidental overdose in April, the drug fentanyl, a synthetic opiate up to 100 times stronger than morphine,...

Broken pottery reveals the sheer devastation caused by the Black Death

Working in the quiet villages of rural eastern Britain, surrounded by well-tended gardens and quaint country homes, Carenza Lewis has eyes only for what's...

This gene helps prevent cancer. Did it also give rise to all complex life?

How did life get so complicated?No, really. Molecular biologist Erik Hanschen would like to know. For billions of years, life on Earth was incredibly...

Winston Moseley, killer in Kitty Genovese case that became a symbol of urban apathy, dies in prison at 81

For more than half an hour 38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks...

Lost at sea and presumed dead, this dog miraculously found its way home

One second Luna was there.The next, "she was gone," Nick Haworth told Navy officials during his frantic search for his beloved blue-eyed dog.The 1...

After almost every official in this Texas town was arrested, black water started coming out of the pipes

When the schools superintendent in Crystal City, Texas, saw the murky, strange-smelling water coming out of her sister's faucet last week, she knew this...

Separated by WWII, 70 years and 10,000 miles, long-lost lovers will reunite for Valentine’s Day

"All through my life," Norwood Thomas said, "I had this little thought of, 'what if?'"What if he had been more serious about the beautiful...

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Elliott fumbles pair, Cowboys stumble in 38-10 loss to Cards

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football WriterARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — If the Dallas Cowboys are going to win without Dak Prescott, Ezekiel...

Texan by Nature Unveils the 2020 Texan by Nature 20

Companies Across the State of Texas Recognized in the TxN 20 for Their Leadership in Conservation & Sustainability Texan by Nature (TxN),...

What to Know: Own a piece of Downtown Fort Worth

Want to be a big wheel in Downtown Fort Worth? Hey, we’ve got three big buildings for sale, so now’s your opportunity...