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Weathering the storm of genetic data

Weathering the storm of genetic data

The startup SolveBio wants to be a one-stop shop for scientists trying to cope with data overload

By | Posted December 29, 2016

Loosening up under pressure

Loosening up under pressure

A mineral’s strange properties may explain the rift between the earth’s layers

By | Posted December 27, 2016

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

Researchers are using biological glow sticks and finely-tuned cameras to look deeper within cells.

By | Posted December 21, 2016

Why some people can tolerate the world's hottest pepper

Why some people can tolerate the world’s hottest pepper

Genetic and socio-cultural factors chip in to protect us from the burn — well some of us

By | Posted December 19, 2016

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

Recently issued warning letters represent the first of many steps to curb tobacco sales to children

By | Posted December 16, 2016

Not just a dream

Not just a dream

Space hibernation could make long-haul space travel cheaper and safer

By | Posted December 14, 2016

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

We know it’s out there, but experts don’t know what makes up the invisible dark matter that accounts for most of our universe.

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A three-parent baby? Not really.

A three-parent baby? Not really.

A new fertility procedure, banned in the U.S., offers hope to couples with mitochondrial disease

By | Posted December 12, 2016

PODCAST: New wind turbines are for the birds

PODCAST: New wind turbines are for the birds

Engineers place more powerful wind turbines further apart, but still can’t save the birds

By | Posted December 9, 2016

What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

What’s inside my pumpkin spice latte?

Despite the name, the flavoring often has little in common with actual pumpkins.

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