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The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular stalks. They’re well-represented in the fossil record all the way back to the Devonian …
The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular …
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If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic disease. But assuming we can overcome such challenges, are we …
If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global …
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Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small electronic designs and components. Microelectronics has changed the way we collect, process and transmit information.Such devices, …
Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small electronic designs …
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Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, …
Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same …
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In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in development that almost sounds too good to be true: nuclear fusion.If …
In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s …
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Preclinical evidence supports taking a stem cell-based treatment for life-threatening infections forward into human clinical trials. Most attempts to transform exciting findings from laboratories into clinical treatments are unsuccessful. One reason for this may be …
Preclinical evidence supports taking a stem cell-based treatment for life-threatening infections forward into human clinical trials. Most attempts to transform …
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A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful. We’re all here because of mutations. Random changes in genes are what creates variety in a species, …
A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful. We’re all …
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Einstein succeeded only partly in explaining the aspects of the universe. Today's scientists are also at a loss about how it all connects. A mathematician in Norway and international fellow scientists have now conceived a …
Einstein succeeded only partly in explaining the aspects of the universe. Today's scientists are also at a loss about how …
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Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Jo Marchant meets a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so.  It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun …
Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Jo Marchant meets a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so.  It’…
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A team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a way to get skin to regenerate using fat cells, something that was previously thought to be impossible …
A team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a way to get …
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