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Tesla's $25,000 Electric Car Means Game Over For Gas And Oil
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California Passes First-In-Nation Plastics Recycling Law
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52% Americans Prefer Facebook, Twitter Shutdown, Week Before Election 2020
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Some Cities Are Plotting a 'Green Recovery' After Covid-19
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New rule may strip pollution protections from popular lakes
Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek near the coastal city of Wilmington. It would provide a source of steam to generate electricity and a place to cool hot water from an adjacent coal-fired plant.
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UK market flooded with inadequate Covid tests, experts suggest
Lack of clear rules about certification standards may be allowing manufacturers to sell tests based on poor or dodgy data Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Inadequate tests for Covid-19, based on poor or dodgy data, are proliferating in the UK because there are no clear rules on what companies have to prove before they can sell them, experts believe. The Royal Statisti
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The World's Space Agencies Are on a Quest to Deflect a (Harmless) Asteroid
People have a bottomless appetite for all things space these days. Some space news is truly mind-blowing, like the first image of a black hole last year or this year's time lapse of said black hole's dancing shadow . Then there's news of the less mind-blowing variety. Second only to full coverage of every supermoon are headlines of near (but harmless) misses by asteroids. However, while a supermo
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Rhode Island: Images of the Ocean State
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S., but with a population of just over 1 million people, it is also the the second-most densely populated state. From Woonsocket and Pawtucket, through Providence, Bristol, and Newport, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Rhode Island and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collection of images
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How to Keep the Coronavirus at Bay Indoors
Tips for dodging the virus as Americans retreat from colder weather: Open the windows, buy an air filter — and forget the UV lights.
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How Decoding Dyslexia Can Help Decode the Mind
Most people think it's only a reading disorder—but it's also a speech processing disorder — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Decoding Dyslexia Can Help Decode the Mind
Most people think it's only a reading disorder—but it's also a speech processing disorder — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk
Typically, computer models of climate become more and more complex as researchers strive to capture more details of our Earth's system, but according to a team of researchers, to assess risks, less complex models, with their ability to better sample uncertainties, may be a better choice.
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A multishot lensless camera in development could aid disease diagnosis
A new type of imaging does not require a lens and uses reconfigurable particle-based masks to take multiple shots of an object. The electric-field directed self-assembling mask technology is expected to have uses in lower-cost and faster disease diagnosis, the enhancement of optical microscopy, and may even lead to thinner cellphone technology.
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Forskere vil teste dyr med tryllekunster
PLUS. Psykologer kan teste kognitive evner ved at studere et publikums reaktioner på tryllekunstneres optræden. Nu vil de undersøge dyr på samme måde.
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Top White House Official Denies Pressuring F.D.A. on Vaccine Guidelines
The number of lives lost to the virus is nearing one million, and new hot spots keep emerging. The U.S., Brazil, India and Mexico account for more than half of the total.
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Breathe easier during wildfires with a DIY air purifier
A simple box fan can become an air purifier that can last you up to six months. (Immo Wegmann / Unsplash /) Wildfires have been raging throughout the West Coast of the US for two months now . Recently, the smoke was so dense it was visible from outer space and rapidly moved east, while people posted orange-tinted skies on social media. But regardless of how pretty highly contaminated sunsets are,
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Scientists May Have Found a Material for Building on Mars
Using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin can be transformed into a viable substance for creating tools and habitats on the Red Planet.
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The Plant Pandemics Just Keep on Coming
My adopted hometown of Brighton on England's south coast is best known as a party town. It grew from a fishing village to a chic resort thanks in part to a prince's desire for a fun place to hang out with his secret wife; more than two centuries later, people still flock here in pursuit of pleasure. The city's most famous landmarks are a wacky pastiche of an Asian palace, a glitzy pier, and a vas
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Distance
Twenty thousand bees pursue a Mitsubishi, their queen trapped inside. For one dollar at a yard sale: a shoebox diorama of the moon where the astronauts are built from foil. My mother empties half of her sleeping pills into Tupperware, slides them to me from across the table. I should be done now, done with it, the life I wanted before I wanted it simple. Olivia refuses to live in a yellow house,
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Controlling ultrastrong light-matter coupling at room temperature
Physicists have managed to achieve ultrastrong coupling between light and matter at room temperature. The discovery is of importance for fundamental research and might pave the way for advances within, for example, light sources, nanomachinery, and quantum technology.
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Britain's failure to learn the hard lessons of its first Covid surge is a disaster | William Hanage
Despite now having evidence that test and trace is the only way to fight the virus, the UK has lost control at the crucial moment • Dr William Hanage is professor of the evolution and epidemiology of infectious disease at Harvard Britain is in the grip of an extraordinarily dangerous outbreak of forgetfulness. During the spring, more than 50,000 people died – far more than the yearly total for an
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The irresistible lure of island life
What is it about islands which so fascinates, and soothes after time spent in cities? The love of islands is a widespread affliction – why else are we still reading Robinson Crusoe after 300 years? Why Treasure Island ? Why after 75 years and over 2,000 episodes are we still listening to Desert Island Discs ? From the blessed isles of Tír na nÓg and Thomas More's Utopia to the island-dramas of CS
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Let's be clear on policy trade-offs over a second wave of Covid
In a pandemic that could run for years, all the choices are unenviable
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TCL 6-Series TV Review (2020): It's Our Favorite TV, Again
Mini-LED backlighting, clever cable management, and built-in Roku are just a few of its standout features.
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Is Dark Matter Just Black Holes Made During the Big Bang?
Stephen Hawking once proposed that unseen "primordial" black holes might be the hidden dark matter. A series of new studies shows how it can work.
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1950: Elektronrøret har sat fart på udviklingen inden for billedtelegrafi
Telefotoanlæg er nu en fast bestanddel af større avisers og nyhedsbureauers tekniske anlæg. Men allerede i 1842 demonstrerede Alexander Bain et facsimile-system til overføring af billeder.
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Tiny algae can photosynthesise and grow in the dark beneath Arctic ice
Microscopic marine algae can use even the smallest amount of reflected light to grow in near darkness during winter under the Arctic sea ice
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Magnetic microbots can hook up brain cells to make a neural network
Tiny robots that can transport individual neurons and connect them to form active neural circuits could help us study brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease
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Radiation exposure on the moon is nearly three times that on the ISS
Astronauts on the moon would face 2.6 times more radiation exposure than those aboard the International Space Station, which could make long-term missions riskier than thought
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Covid-19 news: Infection rate in England rises to one in 500 people
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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Rapid evolution due to extreme climate events could lead to extinction
Extreme events can skew evolution in a way that helps drives small, vulnerable populations to extinction, and global warming is making such events more common
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Coronavirus lockdown changed how birds sing in San Francisco
The uniquely quiet circumstances of the covid-19 restrictions in San Francisco saw birds respond by lowering their pitch, singing sexier songs and making their songs clearer
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Carbon ribbons a few atoms wide could help make powerful computers
Researchers have developed tiny wires made entirely of carbon, a key advance on the path to developing carbon computers and smartphones
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New species of tiny 'fairy shrimp' found in the world's hottest desert
Tiny shrimp have been found living in Iran's Lut desert, which has reached temperatures above 80°C. These shrimp have eggs that lay dormant for years when water is scarce
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When did the coronavirus really reach the US and Europe?
While there may have been a few cases outside Wuhan as early as December, it appears the virus did not become widespread until months later
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Blood test could reveal if you will experience the placebo effect
People who respond to the placebo effect have proteins in their blood that are linked to controlling inflammation, which may help to explain how a placebo makes us feel better
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When things look bleak, thinking in terms of 'hope horizons' can help
With wildfires raging, the outlook looks bleak from San Francisco. Thinking about the future in terms of "hope horizons" can help, writes Annalee Newitz
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The absurd QAnon conspiracy theory is expanding into science denial
A harmful political conspiracy theory is now embracing science denial. Combating it is important, but it won't be easy, writes Graham Lawton
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Brain-eating microbe: US city warned over water supply
People in Lake Jackson, Texas, are urged to take precautionary measures amid contamination concerns.
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The Android 11 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know
Many of the updates to Google's mobile OS are behind the scenes—but they can help you control your app permissions and keep your data safe.
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Industrial-scale UK insect farm secures government backing
Start-up Entocycle plans to produce more sustainable feed for big livestock suppliers
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The Relentlessness of Black Grief
Kelci Norton, 18, is comforted during protests in Detroit in May, after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. (Sylvia Jarrus) The only constant now is loss. More than 200,000 people are dead from COVID-19. We've all lost time, routines, jobs, connections to others. But the grief has not been evenly distributed. Grief in this country has always had an equity problem, and 2020 has only amp
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Isolationism Is Not a Dirty Word
I solationism once cleared the way for America's ascent, making the country prosperous, powerful, and secure. Today, however, the Founders' admonition against entangling alliances has fallen into disrepute, and the word isolationist itself has become an insult. In the absence of constraints on the nation's ambition abroad, American grand strategy has fallen prey to overstretch and grown political
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Final whale saved from grim Australia mass stranding
A lone whale was rescued from among hundreds of carcasses Sunday, taking to 110 the number of creatures that survived a mass stranding in southern Australia.
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Photography award winners show the fragility and beauty of mangrove forests
The Mangrove Photography Award winners show the beauty and fragility of the unique ecosystems.
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'Two-headed beast': China's coal addiction erodes climate goals
China's surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future.
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Final whale saved from grim Australia mass stranding
A lone whale was rescued from among hundreds of carcasses Sunday, taking to 110 the number of creatures that survived a mass stranding in southern Australia.
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Covid-frygt: »Folk er i den grad røget tilbage i deres egne biler«
PLUS. Et begyndende holdningsskifte væk fra privatbilisme er ved at erodere, fordi corona-frygten gør os til individualister, frygter mobilitetsekspert.
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E.P.A. to Promote Lead Testing Rule as Trump Tries to Burnish His Record
The E.P.A. will tout a new rule on testing lead in drinking water as President Trump's latest environmental achievement, but water experts see only modest improvements at best.
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China's Golden Week to test tourist demand after Covid-19
Industry forecasts 600m trips during traditional busy period for travel and spending
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Supporting Protesters Without Undermining Them
When Alexander Lukashenko began to face the biggest challenge yet to his 26-year rule of Belarus, he attributed it to only one thing: Western meddling. "We have managed to take steps to anticipate and thwart a major plan to destabilize Belarus," the longtime president said in the run-up to last month's disputed elections. "The masks have been ripped off the puppets we have here and the puppet mas
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Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progress Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading…
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Nordmand truet med retssag, da han lavede sin egen app til Hyundais elbil
PLUS. Han blev så irriteret, at han droppede sin egen næsten nye Hyundai Kona og købte en Tesla.
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'Alle læger havde sagt, det ikke kunne ske': Søstre fik samme sjældne kræftsygdom med et års mellemrum
Søstrene er nu med i et projekt, der skal gøre lægerne bedre til at behandle kræftsygdomme hos børn.
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Så ändrade 2000-årigt klotter synen på när Pompeji begravdes
En inskrift av kol gjorde att arkeologerna ifrågasatte tidigare uppgifter om när Pompeji begravdes av Vesuvius vulkanutbrott. Texten kan ha varit en minnesanteckning om kostnad för en pågående husrenovering.
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Scientists identify solid electrolyte materials that boost lithium-ion battery performance
The discovery could help battery researchers design the first solid electrolytes that are safe, cheap and efficient.
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How to Get Focused
The average person's mind wanders nearly half the time. Here's how to pull it back to attention.
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Having a ball: Crystallization in a sphere
Researchers furthered our understanding of the crystallization process in confined spaces by visualizing the ordering of colloidal particles in a droplet. The team conducted real-time microscopic observations of the assembly of colloidal particles in droplets to clarify the crystallization process. They found that the kinetically controlled interactions between particles affected the order of the
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SARS-CoV-2 Seems to Block Some Pain Signals. Here's Why This Is Important
It could be part of the reason why it spreads undetected.
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Coronavirus live updates: global death toll nears 1m, Australian state of Victoria set to ease restrictions
France records more than 14,000 new Covid cases; Colombia passes 800,000 infections; Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021. Follow latest updates Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures Australia: 'We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally' Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in Massachusetts Why dogs might be a Covid tester
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Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows
Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.
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Carriers of two genetic mutations at greater risk for illness and death from COVID-19
Researchers suggest that carriers of the genetic mutations PiZ and PiS are at high risk for severe illness and even death from COVID-19. These mutations lead to deficiency in the alpha1-antitrypsin protein, which protects lung tissues from damage in case of severe infections. Other studies have already associated deficiency in this protein with inflammatory damage to lung function in other disease
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Last-resort life support option helped majority of critically ill COVID-19 patients survive
The life-support option known as ECMO appears to be saving lives for many of the critically ill COVID-19 patients who receive it. Patients in a new international study faced a staggeringly high risk of death, as ventilators and other care failed to support their lungs. But after they were placed on ECMO, their actual death rate was less than 40 percent.
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Faced with shortages, researchers combine heat and humidity to disinfect N95 masks
Researchers found that gently heating N95 masks in high relative humidity could inactivate SARS-CoV-2 virus trapped within the masks, without degrading the masks' performance.
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Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city
Texas officials on Saturday lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe.
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Gør lynkarriere på Instagram som 94-årig: David Attenborough vil advare os om planetens tilstand
Natur-ikonet vil dele klip fra en ny dokumentar og fortælle, hvordan vi kan bekæmpe de ødelæggelser, vi har forårsaget.
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Welcome to libertarian Covid fantasy land – that's Sweden to you and me | Nick Cohen
The right fails to recognise that the Swedes' real virtue in this pandemic is their social cohesion Sweden is to the 21st-century right what the Soviet Union was to the 20th-century left. Conservatives have transformed it into a Tory Disneyland where every dream comes true. On the shores of the Baltic lies a country that has no need to curtail civil liberties and wreck the economy to curb Covid-1
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Live on Monday: Does the US need one billion people?
Is immigration key to bolstering the American economy? Could having one billion Americans secure the US's position as the global superpower? Is immigration key to bolstering the American economy? Could having one billion Americans secure the US's position as the global superpower? What if massive population growth could nourish rural economies and strengthen our country from the inside out? Perha
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A Man Died After Eating a Bag of Black Licorice Every Day
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital said the unusual case highlighted the risk of consuming too much glycyrrhizic acid, which is found in black licorice.
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Ultracold gas exhibits bizarre quantum behavior
Experiments on an ultracold gas show strange quantum behavior. The observations point to applications in quantum computing. The find may also advance chaos theory and explain the butterfly effect. Experiments by California physicists revealed "bizarre" behavior in an ultracold gas. The results promise innovations in quantum engineering and a connection between classical physics and quantum mechan
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The "Synergistic Core" of the Human Brain?
Are synergistic interactions the fundamental drivers of complex cognition?
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Sunak's lifeline for small businesses is welcome but insufficient
Chancellor's latest measures exclude many firms and workers desperate for help
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Tasmania pilot whales: Rescuers release 108 surviving animals
Efforts now turn to the disposal of some 350 whale carcasses after Australia's worst ever stranding.
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'My yacht was attacked by killer whales'
A skipper from Scotland has been telling how an orca pod attacked his yacht in the seas off north west Spain.
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Wisconsin Is on the Brink of a Major Outbreak
In New York, the decisive moment came in March. In Arizona and other Sun Belt states, it struck as the spring turned to summer. In every state that has so far seen a large spike of COVID-19 cases, there has been a moment when the early signs of an uptick are detectable—but a monstrous outbreak is not yet assured. Can a state realize what's happening, and stop a surge in time? Wisconsin is about t
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Dreading a dark winter lockdown? Think like a Norwegian
Studies show people living in the Arctic Circle are armed with a mindset that helps combat the long 'polar night'. It might come in handy for us all… When Kari Leibowitz first arrived in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, she was both intrigued by, and fearful of, the approaching winter. Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, the city does not see the sun from mid-November to mid-January. It wa
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Is there Really Life on Venus? There's Only One Way to Know for Sure
If phosphine detected on the planet next door is really a signature of alien biology, we can send a space probe to find out — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through Sept 26)
SENSORS 'Extremely Brilliant' X-Ray Beams Are About to Revolutionize How We See Into Matter Rose Pastore | Gizmodo "A new way of producing powerful X-ray beams—the brightest on Earth—is now making it possible to create 3D images of matter at astounding resolutions. …These X-ray beams will image the interiors of fossils, brains, batteries, and countless other interesting items down to the atomic s
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French plan for improving science communication stirs up controversy
Government calls for "science and media network" to promote reliable science, but critics worry about journalistic independence
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