How on Earth Does Aquaman Fly in the *Justice League* Trailer?
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How on Earth Does Aquaman Fly in the *Justice League* Trailer?

[embedded content] I’ll be honest—I don’t know as much about DC superheroes as Marvel superheroes. Still, I’m pretty excited about the upcoming DC movie Justice League. As a…

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Can We Still Rely On Science Done By Sexual Harassers?
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Can We Still Rely On Science Done By Sexual Harassers?

The pandemic of sexual harassment and abuse—you saw its prevalence in the hashtag #metoo on social media in the past weeks—isn’t confined to Harvey Weinstein’s casting couches. Decades…

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Cutting Carbs Won’t Save You From Cancer
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Cutting Carbs Won’t Save You From Cancer

Half-eaten doughnuts hit the bottom of waste bins around the world this week, as news feeds spread word of a new dietary danger. Yes, headlines declared, a new…

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Patent Issued for Composition for Promoting Remyelination in Nerve Cells
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Patent Issued for Composition for Promoting Remyelination in Nerve Cells

[unable to retrieve full-text content] By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pain & Central Nervous System Week — SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, KR) has been issued…

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How Scientists Predict If a Spacecraft Will Fall and Kill You
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How Scientists Predict If a Spacecraft Will Fall and Kill You

Maybe you’ve heard that Tiangong-1, China’s 19,000-pound prototype space station, is scheduled to rain down on Earth … eventually. As in, some time between now and next April.…

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Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change?
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Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change?

When a raindrop falls in San Francisco, it has two choices: flow east into the San Francisco Bay, or west into the Pacific Ocean. A ridgeline divides the…

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This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction
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This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction

Zipping around like a bumblebee, the little black-and-yellow tractor claws its bucket into one of San Francisco’s few vacant lots, kicking up a puff of dust. Payload secured,…

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The $95,000 Fake Corpse Training a Generation of Doctors
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The $95,000 Fake Corpse Training a Generation of Doctors

At the SynDaver factory in Tampa, Florida, mad scientists are bringing bodies to life. Not Frankensteining the dead, but using a library of polymers to craft synthetic cadavers…

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The Hunt for the Brain-Eating Amoebas of Yellowstone
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The Hunt for the Brain-Eating Amoebas of Yellowstone

Scientists descend on the Boiling River in Yellowstone to hunt for Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba that kills 97 percent of the humans it infects. Source: Science

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Modern Love: Are Humans Ready for Intimacy With Robots?
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Modern Love: Are Humans Ready for Intimacy With Robots?

Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. His quest? Untangle the ineffable nature of human connection.

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