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Vaginal Fluid Transplants Hold Promise but Raise Safety Concerns

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:45:00 GMT

A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome

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Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:46:00 GMT

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable...

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The Struggle to Save Heirloom Rice in India

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Long-forgotten varieties of the staple crop can survive flood, drought and other calamities. The challenge is bringing them back

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50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: October 2019

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Eating arsenic, what to do in case of fire, bubble computers, and more

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Massive California Power Outage Triggers Chaos in Science Labs

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:30:00 GMT

Researchers without access to backup power scramble to save invaluable specimens and expensive reagents

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Indigenous Remains Do Not Belong to Science

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT

The law that allows Native Americans to claim ancestral remains must be strengthened

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We're Sorry, Vera Rubin

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal

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Introducing the November 2019 Issue

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:15:00 GMT

Time crystals, trickle-up economics, songbird diversity, and more

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The Exquisite Precision of Time Crystals

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Exotic new states of matter contain patterns that repeat like clockwork

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High-Energy Award: Lithium Batteries Win 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT

The power packs drive mobile phones, laptops, electric cars and solar panels

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More Grazing Leads to Fewer Fires in the Serengeti

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Beneficial blazes are critical to maintaining the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, but animals are eating the fuel

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Tardigrade Protein Protects DNA from Chemical Attack

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:39:00 GMT

The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals.

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"Mars-quakes" Could Reveal How Mars Was Built

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:15:00 GMT

Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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What a Koala Virus Tells Us About the Human Genome

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

A study illuminates how genes defend against viral invasions

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I'm Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:00:00 GMT

The Labeled Release experiment on the Viking mission reported positive results, although most have dismissed them as inorganic chemical reactions

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A Well-Deserved Physics Nobel

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Jim Peebles’s award honors modern cosmological theory at last

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Mini Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Probe Dark Matter

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:45:00 GMT

A miniature gravitational wave detector under development would measure higher-frequency waves than LIGO

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Making Sense of Modern Cosmology

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:15:00 GMT

Confused by all those theories? Good

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Hidden Passage: Could We Spy a Traversable Wormhole in the Milky Way's Heart?

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Anomalous motions of stars orbiting our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole might reveal the existence of long-hypothesized tunnels through spacetime

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Why Do Some People Need Less Sleep? It's in Their DNA

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:30:00 GMT

U.C.S.F. researchers find a gene for flourishing with less shut-eye

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Comparing Beauty in Math and Art

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

People pair mathematical proofs with paintings and pieces of music similarly

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A Note to the Nobel Prize Selection Committee

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Howard Temin was an ideal role model for scientists; the Nobel can encourage them to follow his example

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Ancient Teeth Reveal Social Stratification Dates Back to Bronze Age Societies

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:45:00 GMT

Humans have a history of status division stretching back at least 4,000 years

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Nobel in Chemistry for Lightweight Rechargeable Batteries

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:45:00 GMT

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”

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The Executive Branch Must Stop Suppressing Science

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Just about everything we do in society depends in part on research by the federal government. Congress can and must protect scientific integrity with legislation

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