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CRISPR-Edited Tomatoes Are Supposed to Help You Chill Out

    Credit: s-cphoto/Getty ImagesGenome-edited food made with CRISPRCas9 technology is being sold on the open market for the first time. Since S…

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Fish Do the Wave to Ward Off Predatory Birds

    School of sulphur mollies. Credit: Juliane Lukas(CC BY-SA)Although the jungles of southern Mexico seem like an ideal spot for fieldwork, the…

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A Portable MRI Makes Imaging More Democratic

    Fine details in standard MRI images like these currently elude ultra-low field scanners, which instead may be useful in urgent cases where p…

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The Surprising Secret of Snakes’ Venomous Bites

    Gaboon viper skull shows prominent fangs. Credit: Joe McDonald Getty ImagesThe world hosts hundreds of wildly different venomous snake speci…

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This Cheap Device Could Expand the World’s Access to Vaccines

    Vaccine delivery device called the ePatch can be assembled from existing materials for a cost of about $1. Credit: Candler Hobbs/Georgia Ins…

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Gel-Based Sensor Continuously Monitors Wounds for Infection

    Wireless sensor based on a bioresponsive DNA hydrogel provides smartphone-based detection of wound infection. Credit: Ze XiongWhen bacteria …

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No Bones, No Scales, No Eyeballs: Appetite Grows for Lab-Grown Seafood

    Made directly from cells: BlueNalus cell-based yellowtail product, here prepared in a kimchi dish. Credit: BlueNaluIn recent weeks, companie…

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Sponge Cells Hint at Origins of Nervous System

    Freshwater Sponge (Spongilla lacustris). Credit: AllexxandarGetty ImagesSponges are simple creatures, yet they are expert filter feeders, st…

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Physical Activity Could Be an Evolutionary Adaptation for Grandparenting

    Credit: vorDa/Getty ImagesLifelong physical activity can help our span of good health run almost the length of a lifetime. In this way, rema…

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‘Guerilla’ Artist Daisy Ginsberg Re-creates Scent of Extinct Flowers

    Leucadendron grandiflorum. Credit: AlamyWhere others might seek to reconstruct a woolly mammoth from centuries-old sequences, Alexandra Dais…

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How to Cultivate a Warm Computer-Side Manner

    Credit: Celia KrampienI dont know if youve noticed this, but something has come between you and your doctor. Its there at every office visit…

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When Lord Kelvin Nearly Killed Darwin’s Theory

    Lord Kelvin. Credit: Getty ImagesThe famous opening words, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, of Charles Dickenss1859 nove…

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Kids’ Fossilized Handprints May Be Some of the World’s Oldest Art

    In new research an international team describe ancient hand and footprints made deliberately which they argue represent art. Credit: Gabriel…

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Rewiring a Damaged Spinal Cord [Video]

    AdvertisementWhen Christopher Reeve became quadriplegic, there was little hope for patients with spinal cord injury. Now researchers are com…

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From Baghdad to Boston: War Lessons on Amputations Help Blast Victims Walk Again

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How Lasers and Glue Help to Weld Tissue Ruptures

    AdvertisementLasers could help weld intestines together with the aid of a novel glue filled with microscopic gold rods, researchers say.Dise…

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Medical Equipment Donated to Developing Nations Usually Ends Up on the Junk Heap

    AdvertisementMedical equipment donations enable hospitals in developing countries to get their hands on expensive and much-needed technology…

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Do Electronic Cigarettes Really Help Smokers Quit?

    AdvertisementEveryone knows that cigarettes are bad for you. Yet 45 million Americans smoke, a habit that shaves a decade off life expectanc…

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White House Limits on Plan B Put Science in Backseat

    AdvertisementResponding to an April mandate from a federal district court that would make the emergency contraception drug Plan B available …

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Physicists Find Way to Measure Earth's Rarest Element

    AdvertisementA fundamental property of the rarest element on Earth, astatine, has been discovered for the first time, scientists say.Astatin…

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