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Investigating Earth’s earliest life

Kelsey Moore Image: Ian MacLellan   Investigating Earth’s earliest life Graduate student Kelsey Moore uses genetic and fossil evidence to study the first stages of evolution on our planet. Fatima Husain In the second grade, Kelsey Moore became acquainted with ...

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That sound makes me dizzy

  That sound makes me dizzy For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy, and it’s not because they’re giddy from a Wynton Marsalis melody. It has been estimated that 1 in ...

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Busting myths about milk

  Busting myths about milk Author Jennifer Huber Milk used to be simple. Your local dairy, say Berkeley Farms, delivered it to your doorstep. But now we are faced with an unfathomable array: nonfat, low-fat or whole milk? Almond, soy, ...

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Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life

There are colorful stars galore, but likely no habitable planets, inside the globular star cluster Omega Centauri. NASA, ESA, AND THE HUBBLE SM4 ERO TEAM   Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life Close encounters between stars in the Milky Way’s ...

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The use of “spice”

“Spice” was made illegal in 2016.   Expert reaction: The use of “spice” An expert in mental health and substance abuse has appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about efforts to stem the use of the synthetic drug “spice”. Ian ...

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For ever more efficient optical fibres

  For ever more efficient optical fibres By applying a computer program that mimics the way the human brain learns to identify objects, EPFL scientists are now able to reconstruct images that have been degraded by passing through an optical ...

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Earthquakes can be attenuated by groundwater

  Earthquakes can be attenuated by groundwater Researchers from EPFL and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have found that the presence of pressurized fluid in surrounding rock can reduce the intensity of earthquakes triggered by underground human activities like ...

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Women, How Good Are Your Eggs?

A woman’s odds of achieving a successful pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy baby are higher if she has a plentiful supply of healthy eggs.   Women, How Good Are Your Eggs? By Carrie MacMillan Tests can help assess ...

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Building a Better Brain

  Building a Better Brain Nenad Bursac is working with MEDx colleagues to build a biological brain that can monitor, activate, and potentially repair or enhance cell function in various parts of the brain By Mara Catherin Shurgot Like a ...

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