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Brain-Data Gold Mine Could Reveal How Neurons Compute

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:15
Allen Brain Observatory releases an unprecedented survey of activity in the mouse visual cortex

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STEM Student Spotlight: Olivia Walch

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:00
"Math takes over when language exhausts itself”

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Study Finds Fat Kills, Casting Doubt on "Obesity Paradox"

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:45
Excess body weight now causes one in five of all premature deaths in America

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New Concentrating Solar Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:30
A California firm is converting sunlight to heat and storing it in molten salt so it can supply electricity when the wind is calm or the sun isn’t shining

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FDA Lets Cancer Trial Resume after 3 Patient Deaths

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:15
Standard chemo blamed, experimental immune therapy cleared

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There's No One-Size-Fits-All Way to Treat Autism

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:00
Families face a myriad of choices—and not all of them have been shown to be effective

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South Africa Ushers in a New Era for HIV

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:00
Scientists are now exploring the long-term consequences of the potent drug cocktail used to combat the disease

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Diets around the World Are Becoming More Similar

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 07:15
Diets around the globe are more similar than they used to be

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Shadows and Illusions

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:30
The way we detect shape and depth from shading reveals some primeval rules that govern how we see the world

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Does the Immune System Have a Role in Battling Autism?

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:00
New study finds mice may need infection-fighting molecules to socialize

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Bees Rank Pollen by Taste

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 21:55
The discerning insects returned to flowers with sweetened pollen, but avoided revisiting flowers with bitter pollen. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Astronomers Spot First-Ever "Snow Line" around Newborn Star

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:45
The images of water frost forming around the young star V883 Orionis offer new insights into planet formation

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Robots Could Hack Turing Test by Keeping Silent

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:10
While it's not news that the Turing test has flaws, the new study highlights just how limited the test is for answering deeper questions about artificial intelligence, study co-author says

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Germany Enlists Machine Learning to Boost Renewables Revolution

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:20
Grids struggle to cope with erratic nature of wind and solar power

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Juno Spacecraft Captures First Photo from Jupiter Orbit

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:40
Image takes in the Great Red Spot, cloud belts and three big moons

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