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To understand biology, scientists turn to the quantum world

Researchers hope sensors using quantum tech could transform biology research

NPR: Friend or Foe? Naked Mole Rats Can Tell By A Unique Squeak

When two nearly blind naked mole rats encounter each other in a dark subterranean tunnel, it could be a friendly meeting or...

NPR: For Scientists Who Study Virus Transmission, 2020 Was A Watershed Year

When Linsey Marr looks back at the beginning of 2020, what strikes her is how few people in the world really understood...

NPR: Scientists Have Found Some Truly Ancient Ice, But Now They Want Ice That’s Even Older

The oldest ice on Earth probably is hiding somewhere in Antarctica, because this frozen continent holds ice that's hundreds of thousands and...

In new step toward quantum tech, scientists synthesize ‘bright’ quantum bits

Innovative step by Northwestern, UChicago scientists could boost computing, sensing

AP: Why are some scientists turning away from brain scans?

Brain scans offer a tantalizing glimpse into the mind’s mysteries, promising an almost X-ray-like vision into how we feel pain, interpret faces...

VOA: Scientists ‘Flabbergasted’ by Pandemic Pushback

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for scientists trying to stem a global pandemic while also grappling with people’s doubts...

BBC: India’s new paper Covid-19 test could be a ‘game changer’

A team of scientists in India has developed an inexpensive paper-based test for coronavirus that could give fast results similar to a...

BBC: The mystery of why some vaccines are doubly beneficial

Peter Aaby shakes his head, as though he still can’t believe it. “That was the start of it really – something very...

NPR: A Possible Sign Of Life Right Next Door To Earth, On Venus

Scientists say they've detected a gas in the clouds of Venus that, on Earth, is produced by microbial life.
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