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May 17, 2024

The latest breast cancer screening guidelines move the recommended age to start mammograms from 50 down to 40. How are these decisions made? Plus, early data from the DESI collaboration suggests that dark energy, which powers the universe’s accelerating expansion, may evolve over time. And, scientists are breeding wine grapes that will grow in Iowa’s climate in hopes of expanding the state’s wine industry.

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