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10 tech giants investing in artificial intelligence

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Christina Mercer Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech start-up specialising in mobile apps. She…


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Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babble

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AUDIO: This audio file allows you to hear the infant marmoset produce an immature call followed by the computer controlled playback of a parental call. The parental call sounds fainter because……


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Viral protein may help chickenpox virus spread within the body

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IMAGE: Diagram illustrates how varicella zoster virus might be able to take over a protein, potentially hijacking white blood cells and spreading the virus throughout the body. view more  Credit: González-Motos…


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A flip switch for binge-eating?

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IMAGE: This is a GIF depicting how a subgroup of neurons in the zona incerta influence binge-eating behavior in mice. view more  Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS Researchers have identified a…


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Researchers drill deep to understand why the Sumatra earthquake was so severe

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IMAGE: A ‘free-fall funnel’, part of the drilling process. view more  Credit: Tim Fulton, IODP / JRSO An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep…


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US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

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IMAGE: This image captures the spread of radioactivity from a hypothetical fire in a high-density spent-fuel pool at the Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania. Based on the guidance from……


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New hair growth mechanism discovered

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IMAGE: In a highly magnified cross section of mouse skin, fluorescent Tregs (red) are seen clustered around hair follicles and hairs (green). view more  Credit: Rosenblum lab/UCSF In experiments in mice,…


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Study provides better understanding of how brain tumors ‘feed’

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IMAGE: This is Zhimin Lu, Ph.D. view more  Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center All cancer tumors have one thing in common – they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a…


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Researchers find crucial clue to manipulating reproduction in plants

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IMAGE: Xuemei Chen is a distinguished professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside. view more  Credit: L. Duka. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A team of researchers, led…


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Researchers develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum property

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IMAGE: These images show the orbital paths of electrons trapped within a circular region within graphene. In the classical orbit (top image), an electron that travels in a complete circuit has……


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