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The Moon gets a facelift every 81,000 years

PARIS: The Moon is bombarded by so much space rock that its surface gets a complete facelift every 81,000 years, according to a study released Wednesday based on NASA data. This churn -- affecting the top two centimetres (nearly an inch)…

Biggest catalogue of DNA variants yields its secrets

PARIS, FRANCE: Scientists on Wednesday unveiled patterns in the largest catalogue of human genetic variation ever assembled, highlighting mutations mistakenly blamed for causing rare diseases and others that may play an unexpected role in…