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Improved image of supermassive black hole

A radio image from the NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array showing the center of our galaxy. The mysterious radio filament is the curved line located near the center of the image, and the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* …

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Standardizing perovskite aging measurements

  Standardizing perovskite aging measurements EPFL scientists have produced a data-driven proposal for standardizing the measurements of perovskite solar cell stability and degradation. Published in Nature Energy, the work aims to create consensus in the field and overcome one of …

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When cancer screenings are challenged for logic

A blood test is is screened for prostate specific antigens indicative of prostate cancer. ThinkStock   When cancer screenings are challenged for logic Is it ethical medicine to advise an 89-year-old woman with dementia to have a mammogram? A recent …

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Should you ever not listen to your doctor?

  Should you ever not listen to your doctor? Since I got married seven years ago and had two kids, I’ve had to shed parts of my life, like the hockey package, going to the movies, and slow-pitch softball. None …

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Proof of randomness builds future of digital security

  Proof of randomness builds future of digital security John Schoonejongen for the Office of Engineering Communications In an effort to block emerging threats to online security, researchers at Princeton University have developed a method to verify the strength of …

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The origin of water’s unusual properties found

  The origin of water’s unusual properties found Using x-ray lasers, researchers at Stockholm University have been able to map out how water fluctuates between two different states when it is cooled. At -44°C these fluctuations reach a maximum pointing …

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Habitable planets could exist around pulsars

Artistic impression of a habitable planet near a pulsar (right) Credit: Amanda Smith, University of Cambridge   Habitable planets could exist around pulsars It is theoretically possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars – spinning neutron stars that emit short, …

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Lack of sleep boosts levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Chronic poor sleep has been linked to cognitive decline. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a sleepless night causes levels of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta to rise faster than the brain’s …

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Promise seen in one-and-done approach to combat flu

The vaccine strategy introduces stable components of flu virus to the body’s dermal layer to spur universal, and long-lasting DNA-enhanced protection.   Promise seen in one-and-done approach to combat flu The strategy introduces stable components of flu virus to the …

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