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Two-way communication is possible with a single quantum particle

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 7:00am
One photon can transmit information in two directions at once.
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New mapping shows just how much fishing impacts the world’s seas

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:40pm
Industrial fishing now occurs across 55 percent of the world’s ocean area while only 34 percent of Earth’s land area is used for agriculture or grazing.
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Global Virome Project is hunting for more than 1 million unknown viruses

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:53am
Scientists are searching for viruses lurking in animals that could threaten human health.
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Cave art suggests Neandertals were ancient humans’ mental equals

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:12am
Ancient humans’ close relatives also created rock art and shell ornaments, studies assert.
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The last wild horses aren’t truly wild

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:00am
The ancestor of today’s domesticated horses remains a mystery after a new analysis of ancient horse DNA.
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Building a bright future for science journalism

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:46am
Editor in Chief Nancy Shute is ready to produce top-quality science journalism and investigate digital innovations.
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Readers weigh in on human gene editing and more

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:39am
Readers debated feeling morally obligated to edit their kid's genes and had questions about exoplanets.
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50 years ago, early organ transplants brought triumph and tragedy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:00am
In 1968, the liver transplant field had its first small successes. Now, more than 30,000 patients in the U.S. receive a donated liver each year.
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New fossils are redefining what makes a dinosaur

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:00pm
While some researchers question what characteristics define the dinosaurs, others are uprooting the dino family tree altogether.
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Serendipitous supernova explosion caught on camera

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:00am
An amateur astronomer has caught a supernova explosion on camera.
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A new study eases fears of a link between autism and prenatal ultrasounds

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00am
On almost every measure, prenatal ultrasounds doesn’t appear to be related to a risk of developing autism, a recent study finds.
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A fake organ mimics what happens in the blink of an eye

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:15pm
A newly crafted artificial eye could help researchers study treatments for dry eye disease and other ailments.
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How to build a human brain

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:30pm
Organoids, made from human stem cells, are growing into brains and other miniorgans to help researchers study development
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Are computers better than people at predicting who will commit another crime?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:00am
If crime-predicting computer programs aren’t any more accurate than human guesswork, do they still have a place in the criminal justice system?
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The flowers that give us chocolate are ridiculously hard to pollinate

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00am
Cacao trees are really fussy about pollination.
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Modern tech unravels mysteries of Egyptian mummy portraits

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:00am
A museum exhibit showcases what modern analytical tools can reveal about ancient Egyptian funerary portraits and mummies.
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Mix of metals in this Picasso sculpture provides clues to its mysterious origins

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:00am
The alloys used to cast Picasso’s bronze sculptures provide a valuable piece of the puzzle in reconstructing the histories of the works of art.
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Babies can recover language skills after a left-side stroke

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:45pm
Very young babies who have strokes in the language centers of their brain can recover normal language function — in the other side of their brain.
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This stick-on patch could keep tabs on stroke patients at home

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:00pm
New wearable electronics that monitor swallowing and speech could aid rehabilitation therapy for stroke patients.
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Americans would welcome alien life rather than fear it

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:00pm
Americans would probably take the discovery of extraterrestrial microbes pretty well.
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