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September 15, 2012

 

Scientists Restore Lost Cerebral Function In Non-Human Primates

Scientists have successfully employed a prosthesis to recoup lost brain power in lab monkeys. Could humans be next?

May 29, 2012

 

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Staring At The Sun: Watch The Sky On Tuesday, June 5th!

Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.

May 21, 2012

 

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When A Tree Falls In The Woods

When it comes to carbon emissions, not all felled trees are created equal.

March 2, 2012

 

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Anxiety’s Rose-Colored Glasses

Recent research on human decision-making in high-pressure situations has yielded some surprising results.

March 1, 2012

 

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Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

February 17, 2012

 

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Plastic-Eating Fungus?

A discovery by students at Yale University might one day mean we can throw plastic into the compost pile.

January 31, 2012

 

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Getting Smarter

Small, targeted electric shocks to the brain have been shown to sharpen cognitive faculties. Would you plug yourself in?

January 25, 2012

 

Crab Nebula; Supernova

Cosmic Shatter

New calculations suggest the rending of neutron star crusts may afford astrophysicists a glimpse at the insides of these bizarre celestial bodies.

January 18, 2012

 

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How To Create A Superbug

When the drugs we use to heal us create unintended monsters.

January 11, 2012

 

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No Easier Path to Smoking Cessation

A new study shows quitters using nicotine replacement therapy are just as likely to relapse as those who stop smoking cold turkey.

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