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First we need a coronavirus vaccine—Then figure out how to produce 300 million doses

New York Times | 
In the midst of national shortages of testing swabs and protective gear, some medical suppliers and health policy experts are ...
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Future of farming: How next-generation robots breed heartier crops and optimize yields

New York Times | 
In a research field off Highway 54 last autumn, corn stalks shimmered in rows 40-feet deep. Girish Chowdhary, an agricultural ...
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CRISPR, ‘speed breeding’ can help meet surging food demand on a warming planet

New York Times | 
Farmers and plant breeders are in a race against time. The world population is growing rapidly .... but the amount ...

Do creative minds draw inspiration from a special place in the brain?

Scientific American | 
By using the dorsomedial part of what scientists refer to as the brain’s “default network,” creative people can stretch their ...
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Low intelligence in autistic children predicts ‘poor life skills and challenging behavior’

Spectrum | 
Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen over time, contributing to poor life skills and challenging behavior, ...
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Cracking the code for facial recognition

Scientific American | 
Brain-imaging studies have revealed that several blueberry-size regions in the temporal lobe—the area under the temple—specialize in responding to faces ...

Parkinson’s stem cell therapy 2.0: New treatment coaxes the brain to repair itself

Scientific American | 
For the past five decades pharmaceutical drugs like levodopa have been the gold standard for treating Parkinson’s disease. These medications ...
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Genetic switch may dictate if you crave more high-fat or high-sugar foods

Popular Science | 
We all love eating junk food even though we know it's not part of a healthy diet...Now a team of ...
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