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Can This Man Cure Cancer

Jim Allison, photographed in Houston on September 9, 2016. PHOTOGRAPH BY LEANN MUELLER Click for a full size image Can This Man Cure Cancer? The Iconoclast Jim Allison has always gone his own way—as a small-town-Texas kid who preferred books ...

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A new glimpse into working memory

Pictured is an artist’s interpretation of neurons firing in sporadic, coordinated bursts. “By having these different bursts coming at different moments in time, you can keep different items in memory separate from one another,” Earl Miller says. Illustration: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT ...

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Caltech Bioethics Forum: HeLa Cells in the Lab

From left to right: Caltech trustee Ronald L. Olson; Ellen Rothenberg, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology; David Baltimore, President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology; Barbara J. Wold, the Bren Professor of Molecular Biology; Changhuei ...

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Robot folds itself up and walks away

A team from Harvard’s Wyss Institute, Harvard’s SEAS, and MIT built an autonomous robot that starts out as a single composite sheet programmed to fold itself into a complex shape and crawl away without any human intervention. Credit: Harvard’s Wyss ...

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