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Searching For a Solution to Blindness

  Searching For a Solution to Blindness How Texas A&M researchers are working to solve diabetes-related vision loss When most people consider how vision works, they think of light and optics and how nerves transmit that information to the brain. ...

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Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard

NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus hidden by gas and dust, is seen in this image. Image credit: Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey/NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size image   Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard Monster black ...

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Is it safe to microwave your food?

Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food. osseous/Flickr, CC BY Click for a full size image   Is it safe to microwave your food? Today every kitchen would seem “under-equipped” without a microwave, with its ...

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Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery

J. Calvin Coffey holds up a model of the mesentery (Alan Place/University of Limerick) Click for a full size image   Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery Scientists are calling for an upgrade in classification of this vital gut membrane ...

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Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base

Click for a full size image   Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base Here’s why that’s a bad idea. Last week, upon leaving the president-elect’s office, Douglas Brinkley, a historian and conservationist, reported that Trump “was very interested ...

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Mapping urban underground potential

Michael Doyle’s dissertation is the fourth to come out of Deep City. Alain Herzog / EPFL 2017 Click for a full size image   Mapping urban underground potential An EPFL researcher has taken a methodology designed to improve underground urban ...

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What is empathy and why do we need it?

Many animals might show signs of mimicry or emotional contagion to another animal in pain. Fenix_21/Flickr, CC BY-SA Click for a full size image   Understanding others’ feelings: what is empathy and why do we need it? Empathy is the ...

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