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Growing some crops under solar panels boosts water efficiency, electricity generation

Scott Johnson | 
Solar panels might seem like they’re in direct competition with plants. One is catching sunlight to do photosynthesis, the other ...
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Infographic: Meet Asgard archaea, a simple cell that just might look like one of our oldest relatives

John Timmer | 
The cells of all animals, plants, and fungi have an impressive complexity, with a variety of compartments specialized in various ...
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Viewpoint: Elon Musk’s Neuralink dreams are a mix of reality and ‘science fiction’

John Timmer | 
So, how precisely is Neuralink pushing the envelope?  ... A lot of Neuralink's vision may sound difficult to believe, but ...
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2 experimental Ebola treatments show promise in clinical trials, boosting survival rates

Beth Mole | 
For the first time, preliminary clinical-trial results suggest that two experimental Ebola drugs can lower the death toll of the ...
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Does testosterone impact moral decisions? Not according to this research.

John Timmer | 
The Trolley Problem is a staple of ethics courses and has even made its way into prime-time television. It's a ...
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Curaleaf’s unproven claims that CBD treats cancer, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain draws FDA warning

Beth Mole | 
The company Curaleaf claims that it has developed products that can treat a slew of the most formidable conditions found ...
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Viewpoint: Why the New York Times failed with its coverage of overhyped probiotics obesity treatment

Beth Mole | 
Adding to the steaming pile of unsubstantiated hype over probiotics, the New York Times ran an uncritical article ... suggesting ...
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Tiny electric signals in the brains of comatose patients may help predict who will wake up

Beth Mole | 
Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of consciousness in comatose and vegetative patients just days after they ...
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Vaccines for influenza, other diseases will be ‘printed’ at home in the future

Andrew Hessel | 
Rather than warehouses of refrigerated cures for static diseases, we need a highly distributed agile system for producing vaccines and ...
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Video: Tech guru and author Rob Reid on synthetic biology’s power to help or destroy us

Rob Reid | 
In 2011, two separate research teams—one in Holland, the other in Wisconsin—set out to repair this "defect" in H5N1. By ...
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Why the world needs a DNA-based ‘threat-detection network’ to counter the rapid spread of pathogens

George Church | 
Our ancestors were accustomed to spending their entire lives in walking distance of their birthplace, but our modern world is ...
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Fecal transplant death sparks new FDA screening precautions, pause of clinical trials

Beth Mole | 
One patient has died and another became seriously ill after fecal transplants inadvertently seeded their innards with a multi-drug resistant ...
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How augmented reality and avatars could change the way we interact

Jennifer Ouellette | 
According to researchers at Stanford University, layering computer-generated content, like someone's avatar, onto a real-world environment will influence people's behavior ...
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A tale of two GMO crops: Why were omega-3 producing plants developed faster than golden rice?

John Timmer | 
One of the arguments that has been advanced to promote genetically engineered crops is that .... [c]rops could be engineered ...
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DNA found in 10,000-year-old ‘chewing gum’ sheds light on ancient Sweden

Kiona Smith | 
In the 1990s, archaeologists recovered a few chewed-up lumps of birch bark pitch, some of which still held fingerprints and ...
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‘Brazen’ biohacker under investigation by California health officials for ‘genetic self-experimentation’

Beth Mole | 
Prominent genetic "biohacker" Josiah Zayner is under investigation by California state officials for practicing medicine without a license. Zayner has ...
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Why loss of sleep is ‘having a catastrophic impact on our health’

Emily Dreyfuss | 
According to neuroscientist Matthew Walker, I'm doing serious damage to my health—and life—by not sleeping enough. "The decimation of sleep ...
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Glimpse into enslaved woman’s life offered by DNA found in clay pipe at Maryland plantation

Kiona Smith | 
Clay pipes used for smoking were so common in the 1700s and 1800s that it’s not very remarkable to find ...
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Chasing the origin of hallucinations in the brain

Jennifer Ouellette | 
People under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs like LSD often experience vivid visual hallucinations. But exactly what is happening within ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Chickenpox parties’ aren’t just unnecessary—they’re incredibly dangerous

Beth Mole | 
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made headlines [March 19] after revealing in a radio interview that he had purposefully exposed his ...
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Why gene editing isn’t ready for treating human disease: It’s not ‘efficient enough’

John Timmer | 
Gene editing will likely always come with a bit of risk; when you're cutting and pasting DNA in millions of ...
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Some of us may have ‘divine healing’ poop for treatment of gut disorders

Beth Mole | 
Scientists often seem to be on a quest for sacred chalices or sterling ammo. But a group of microbiologists has ...
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Video: Are biotech crops safe? A brief history of the GMO debate

John Timmer | 
Recent studies show the general public and the scientific community are deeply divided on the perceived safety of GMOs. Ars ...
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‘Attack’ on masculinity? Psychology association defends new clinical guidelines for males

Beth Mole | 
The American Psychological Association is on the defensive over its newly released clinical guidance for treating boys and men, which links ...
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Using stem cells to trace autism’s development to earliest days of pregnancy

John Timmer | 
Figuring out how autism starts is complicated. … [A] large international team obtained skin cells from eight autistic people and ...
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Plague genome offers clues about origins of Black Death pandemic

Diana Gitig | 
Yersinia pestis, the subject of [Barbara Bramanti’s] research, is the bacterium responsible for three bubonic plague pandemics over human history ...
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Searching for the genetic links to ADHD risk

Cathleen O'Grady | 
If you have ADHD, chances are higher that your siblings do, too. Estimates differ as to how strong the connection ...
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Missing data? African study shows why we need to expand the human reference genome

Cathleen O'Grady | 
The human genome sequence, first published in 2001, has some important information missing. The latest version of it, called GRCh38, ...
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