When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia?

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Spread the loveTweet If you didn’t know better, you’d think Alzheimer’s disease is the plot of a bad horror movie: A creeping silent killer steals your memories, distorts your experiences of the…


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Trump’s first 100 days: The good, the bad, and the ugly for tech and science

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 10 Share this story The first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close Saturday. By any account, this presidential honeymoon of…


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Go Ahead, Have That Fourth Cup of Coffee

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Spread the loveTweetThe review, which is the most exhaustive of its kind to date, was led by Esther Myers, specialist in systematic research reviews at the International Life Sciences Institute.…


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MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars

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Spread the loveTweet At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. A nozzle is attached to the end of a pair of robotic arms atop…


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Let’s Do the Shocking Physics of Why Power Lines Sag

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Spread the loveTweet You might look at an overhead power line and see an engineering problem. After all, those transmission towers are impressively huge. But if you’ve ever seen those…


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Who’ll Be the First to Meld With the Machines? Diabetics

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Spread the loveTweet Tia Geri is the shortest player on her club soccer team. But that doesn’t stop her teammates from looking up to her. Geri, who turned 17 last…


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You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley Genome

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Spread the loveTweet The genome of barley—the grain that’s the soul of beer and whiskey—is weird. The commodity crop has just seven pairs of chromosomes (compared to your 23, assuming…


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A 130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Threatens to Upend Human History

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Spread the loveTweet In 1993, construction workers building a new freeway in San Diego made a fantastic discovery. A backhoe operator scraped up a fossil, and scientists soon unearthed a…


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Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet

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Spread the loveTweet Stem cell biologists are basically modern day witches. While they’re not exactly taking a creepy fetal Lord Voldemort and turning him into noseless Ralph Fiennes, these scientists…


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The first ever 4K video live stream from space left us wanting more

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Spread the loveTweet If you tuned in to the AWS/NASA live stream from space that happened on Wednesday, then you already know: It looked very, very good. The 4K quality…


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