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News-Medical-Net
Researchers reveal new electrical mechanism that can control molecular switches regulating cancer cell growthThe molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing
Researchers reveal new electrical mechanism that can control molecular switches regulating cancer cell growth
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Wilson's announcement on Adesida leaving provost positionEmail sent Aug. 24 to the faculty and staff at the University of Illinois from
Wilson's announcement on Adesida leaving provost position
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Email sent Aug. 24 to the faculty and staff at the University of Illinois from Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson: Dear Colleagues: I write to let you know that this morning Provost Ilesanmi Adesida has informed me that he will be stepping down from... Read more
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Northern Star
LETTER: Check facts on science behind climate changeYOUR SAY: LYN EVANS (NS 21/8) I don't know where you got that number, but it is
LETTER: Check facts on science behind climate change
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
YOUR SAY: LYN EVANS (NS 21/8) I don't know where you got that number, but it is just not true that only 52% of American Meteorological Society members agreed that climate change is happening and that it is mostly human caused. In fact their current... Read more
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Slate
The Most Beautiful, Practical, and Poisonous Uses of LeadTreacherous ElementThe most beautiful, practical, and poisonous uses of lead in
The Most Beautiful, Practical, and Poisonous Uses of Lead
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
Treacherous ElementThe most beautiful, practical, and poisonous uses of lead in history. In a criminal lineup of the world’s metals, lead would be the dull, inoffensive-looking suspect. Next to the quicksilver fluidity of mercury, it is gray, solid,... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
UVa Dual-Degree Program Aims to Meet Demand for STEM TeachersThis fall, students studying engineering at the University of Virginia can also
UVa Dual-Degree Program Aims to Meet Demand for STEM Teachers
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 9 days ago
This fall, students studying engineering at the University of Virginia can also get a degree in teaching at the same time. The Curry School of Education and the School of Engineering are offering a 5-year, dual-degree program where students can... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
New UVa Dual-Degree Program Aims to Meet Demand for STEM TeachersMedia Release from the University of Virginia: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 19,
New UVa Dual-Degree Program Aims to Meet Demand for STEM Teachers
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 9 days ago
Media Release from the University of Virginia: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 19, 2015 — The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and Curry School of Education have joined forces to offer a five-year Bachelor of... Read more
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The Washington Times
JOANNA LIDBACK: Gwyneth Paltrow and food labeling, Hollywood-styleThe first clue that Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know what she was talking about on C
JOANNA LIDBACK: Gwyneth Paltrow and food labeling, Hollywood-style
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
The first clue that Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know what she was talking about on Capitol Hill earlier this month came with the first words she spoke: “I’m here as a mother.” Apparently, the actress thinks that any mom can show up in Washington and hold... Read more
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Washington Post
For an Einstein anniversary, some new knowledgeIn this Dec. 28, 1934 photo, Albert Einstein delivers a lecture at the meeting
For an Einstein anniversary, some new knowledge
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
In this Dec. 28, 1934 photo, Albert Einstein delivers a lecture at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the auditorium of the Carnegie Institue of Technology Little Theater at Pittsburgh. (AP) In November 1915,... Read more
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Washington Post
‘Missing link’ discovered in the brain gives clue to brain diseases“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in
‘Missing link’ discovered in the brain gives clue to brain diseases
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the body’s immune... Read more
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News.com.au
DNA could be used to store digital dataBreaking News DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve es
DNA could be used to store digital data
News.com.au / Posted 12 days ago
Breaking News DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown. SCIENTISTS exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test... Read more
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Perth Now
DNA could be used to store digital dataDNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge
DNA could be used to store digital data
Perth Now / Posted 12 days ago
DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown. SCIENTISTS exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which error-free data was downloaded after the... Read more
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Herald Sun
DNA could be used to store digital dataDNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge
DNA could be used to store digital data
Herald Sun / Posted 12 days ago
DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown. SCIENTISTS exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which error-free data was downloaded after the... Read more
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Weekly Times
DNA could be used to store digital dataDNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge
DNA could be used to store digital data
Weekly Times / Posted 12 days ago
DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown. SCIENTISTS exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which error-free data was downloaded after the... Read more
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The Courier Mail
DNA could be used to store digital dataDNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge
DNA could be used to store digital data
The Courier Mail / Posted 12 days ago
DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown. SCIENTISTS exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which error-free data was downloaded after the... Read more
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Sky News Australia
DNA could be used to store digital dataDNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge
DNA could be used to store digital data
Sky News Australia / Posted 12 days ago
DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown. Scientists exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which error-free data was downloaded after the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find'We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an informa
DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find
Daily Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
'We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an information black hole without realising it... But DNA can pack more information into a smaller space, and also has the advantage of durability. In theory, a fraction of an... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
DNA could be used to store digital dataScientists exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which e
DNA could be used to store digital data
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Scientists exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which error-free data was downloaded after the equivalent of 2000 years. Photo / iStock / Getty Images DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential... Read more
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Sky News Australia
DNA could be used to store digital dataDNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge
DNA could be used to store digital data
Sky News Australia / Posted 12 days ago
DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown. Scientists exploring the archiving potential of DNA conducted a test in which error-free data was downloaded after the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Research shows DNA could be used to preserve digital data | Irish Examiner Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:25 AM DNA could be used to s
Research shows DNA could be used to preserve digital data
Irish Examiner / Posted 12 days ago
| Irish Examiner Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:25 AM DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge... Read more
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TribLIVE
Architecture: Recalling Edgar Kaufmann’s enduring legacyEdgar J. Kaufmann led an outsized life. Called the “Merchant Prince of Pittsbu
Architecture: Recalling Edgar Kaufmann’s enduring legacy
TribLIVE / Posted 13 days ago
Edgar J. Kaufmann led an outsized life. Called the “Merchant Prince of Pittsburgh,” he was for 42 years the head of Kaufmann's Department Store — “The Big Store,” as they called it. It was so well-liked for its merchandise — and its merchandising... Read more
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Salon.com
The military governs your diet: From pizza to burritos to new plastic pouches, the Pentagon wields shocking power in grocery aisle59,422 breakfast sausage patties 98,220 eggs 21,082 packages sliced American
The military governs your diet: From pizza to burritos to new plastic pouches, the Pentagon wields shocking power in grocery aisle
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
59,422 breakfast sausage patties 98,220 eggs 21,082 packages sliced American cheese 2,451 containers frozen apple juice 13,500 packages julienned French fries 24,159 corn dogs 8,682 frozen burritos To say the U.S. military buys in bulk is an... Read more
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Alaska Public
NPR Story | Alaska Public MediaDining Like Darwin: When Scientists Swallow Their Subjects Scientists are a dr
NPR Story | Alaska Public Media
Alaska Public / Posted 16 days ago
Dining Like Darwin: When Scientists Swallow Their Subjects Scientists are a driven bunch, dedicated and passionate about understanding the inner workings of the world. You must be focused, willing to work strange hours in every kind of weather.... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Dining Like Darwin: When Scientists Swallow Their SubjectsScientists are a driven bunch, dedicated and passionate about understanding the
Dining Like Darwin: When Scientists Swallow Their Subjects
KPBS San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
Scientists are a driven bunch, dedicated and passionate about understanding the inner workings of the world. You must be focused, willing to work strange hours in every kind of weather. Willing to go beyond the known and be constantly inspired by... Read more
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Slate
Scientists Are Engaging in Biological Warfare Against MosquitoesBiological WarfareThe parasite of my parasite is my friend. Just give them som
Scientists Are Engaging in Biological Warfare Against Mosquitoes
Slate / Posted 17 days ago
Biological WarfareThe parasite of my parasite is my friend. Just give them some bacteria first. The scientists are basically engaging in biological warfare because of the pressing need to control Aedes aegypti. Thanks to its fondness for human... Read more
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Slate
Hornets and Yellow Jackets Are Vicious This Time of YearSocial StingersWhy are hornets and yellow jackets so aggressive this time of ye
Hornets and Yellow Jackets Are Vicious This Time of Year
Slate / Posted 19 days ago
Social StingersWhy are hornets and yellow jackets so aggressive this time of year? Illustration by Robert Neubecker I used to think of hornets and yellow jackets as the jerks of the animal kingdom. These stinging, flying wasps ruin countless... Read more
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Daily Mail
Obama's Iran nuclear gains support from 29 top U.S. scientistsPresident Obama's Iran nuclear deal gets the backing of 29 of the nation's top
Obama's Iran nuclear gains support from 29 top U.S. scientists
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
President Obama's Iran nuclear deal gets the backing of 29 of the nation's top scientists who call it 'stringent' The president's Iran nuclear deal was praised by the scientists who include former White house advisers, Nobel laureates, and makers of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
In letter, 29 scientists back Iran agreementTwenty-nine of the U.S.' top scientists -- including Nobel laureates, makers of
In letter, 29 scientists back Iran agreement
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
Twenty-nine of the U.S.' top scientists -- including Nobel laureates, makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers -- wrote to President Barack Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and stringent. The... Read more
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The News & Observer
29 top U.S. scientists laud Iran nuclear deal in a letter to Obama | News & Observer August 8, 2015 Nobel laureates, nuclear arms makers, ex-
29 top U.S. scientists laud Iran nuclear deal in a letter to Obama
The News & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
| News & Observer August 8, 2015 Nobel laureates, nuclear arms makers, ex-House science advisers call deal... Read more
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Orange County Register
29 Top U.S. Scientists Support Iran Nuclear Deal in a Letter to ObamaTwenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists - including Nobel laureates, veteran
29 Top U.S. Scientists Support Iran Nuclear Deal in a Letter to Obama
Orange County Register / Posted 20 days ago
Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists - including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers - wrote to President Barack Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and... Read more
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Char-Koosta News
UM�s Flathead Lake Biological Station hires new directorJack Stanford, outgoing FLBS director, and incoming Director James Elser stand
UM�s Flathead Lake Biological Station hires new director
Char-Koosta News / Posted 22 days ago
Jack Stanford, outgoing FLBS director, and incoming Director James Elser stand next to the Flathead Lake Biological Station�s research vessel, the Jessie B. POLSON — James “Jim” Elser, an internationally renowned freshwater ecologist, will become... Read more
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Roll Call
The Climate Is Changing; Republicans Are Not | Commentary When Republican politicians deny the existence of climate change
The Climate Is Changing; Republicans Are Not
Roll Call / Posted 24 days ago
| Commentary When Republican politicians deny the existence of climate change, they often qualify their position by emphasizing that they “aren’t scientists.” Thankfully, one doesn’t need to be a... Read more
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Slate
What Scientists Learned From Cecil the Lion Before He Was KilledWhy Cecil Was Such an Important LionIn videos, photos, and scientific research
What Scientists Learned From Cecil the Lion Before He Was Killed
Slate / Posted 29 days ago
Why Cecil Was Such an Important LionIn videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star. Unlike the hundreds of anonymous African lions killed every year by trophy hunters, Cecil the lion has a name, a public face, and a scientific... Read more
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Washington Post
John H. Gibbons, science adviser to Congress and Clinton, dies at 86President Bill Clinton with John H. Gibbons, presidential adviser for science a
John H. Gibbons, science adviser to Congress and Clinton, dies at 86
Washington Post / Posted 30 days ago
President Bill Clinton with John H. Gibbons, presidential adviser for science and technology, in 1993. (Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post) John H. Gibbons, a physicist who was the chief White House science adviser to President Bill Clinton and who... Read more

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