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Your garden’s 2024 “hardiness zone” could change, thanks to warming climates
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3D printing promises to transform architecture forever
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A new look at the strange case of the first gene-edited babies
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Pricing groundwater will help solve California’s water problems
UK test-fires its first high-energy laser weapon
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