Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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People suffering vision loss may one day have new corneas and lenses grown from their own cells.
Wristbands which track the number of steps you take, how many calories you burn and how fast your heart beats have become so popular they are now part of many a smartphone contract.
A rat-like critter that scampered between the feet of dinosaurs grew hair like modern mammals and probably had the same itchy ringworm afflicting pets and people today.
There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers say.
Since in many species, sperm is males' only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.
It was Earth's largest animal at the time, at least double the size of anything else.
Gibbons - the small, long-armed tree swingers that inhabit the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia - have become the last of the planet's apes to have their genetic secrets revealed.
Scientists have discovered a new type of microscopic particle cluster that is found in solid materials but strangely behaves like a liquid.
Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, contracting diseases from their commercialised honeybee cousins.
Humans need both sides of their brain for speech, according to a study that could rewrite therapy for people verbally impaired by a stroke.
Scientists have unveiled the first smoking-gun evidence that growing ocean acidity caused by global warming is already stifling growth of vital coral reefs.
The production of goods for consumers in rich nations leaves a deep footprint in the form of potentially-dangerous nitrogen pollution in developing countries.
Human teeth discovered in southern China provide evidence that our species left the African continent up to 70 000 years earlier than prevailing theories suggest.
For people around the world, except sub-Saharan Africans, about 1 to 3% of their DNA comes from Neanderthals.
With rumours that scientists are about to announce they have modified the genes of human eggs, sperm, or embryos, five prominent researchers have called on biologists to halt such experiments.
Using more cheap natural gas in future decades won't slow global warming a new study projects.
Antarctica's only native insect, a minuscule midge, may rely on a no-frills genome to survive being frozen, dehydrated and blasted with radiation in an ultra-tough environment.
Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land.
Like any ordinary printer, this machine ingests a blank page and spits it out covered in print, without ink.
Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest single contributors to world sea-level rise, is melting irreversibly and could add as much as a cm to ocean levels.
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