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Wednesday Headlines: The colors of nature.

In an unexpected move, Nikki Haley announces she will step down as US ambassador to the UN by the end of the year, and quells rumors of a presidential run.

Set to make landfall today, Hurricane Michael could be the strongest-ever hurricane to reach the Florida panhandle.

You can expect Florida's gubernatorial candidates' responses to Hurricane Michael to have a major influence on their performance in the election, now less than a month away.

At this same time in the 2016 US election, there was already evidence of Russia's meddling—but nothing has shown up yet this year.

How EPA policy changes under Trump conflict with greenhouse gas emission requirements specified in the UN climate report.

Key to reducing carbon emissions is a bioenergy industry—which doesn't yet exist.

An 1821 guide to nature's hues, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, made interactive, with representative photos.

As human microbiomes become less diverse, disease threats loom; a microbiota vault could protect us from disaster.

DNA evidence shows that Neanderthals interbreeding with modern humans gave us viruses as well as genes to keep us well.

Romania's government changed voting requirements and spent millions trying to pass a same-sex marriage ban—that voters rejected.

Once paid at a fraction of the rate, US Paralympic medalists will now receive the same compensation as their Olympic counterparts.

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Spotting fake news requires topic awareness and internet and digital photography skills—source credibility doesn't matter.

A comparison of which scenes the 1937, 1954, 1976, and 2018 versions of A Star Is Born have in common.

When you are dealing with actual music—with rhythm and sound—you can be very loud and still have a really positive effect. It’s not a negative thing. It might damage your hearing, but ears weren’t built to last. My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields on the creative potential found within very loud music.

Unexpected foregrounds twist our perspective in a painting exhibit by Jean Julien.

How researchers catch and tag butterflies.