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  • What's New in Cancer Research?

    What's New in Cancer Research?

    Cancer is not just one disease; it is many.The latest advances in genetics, immunology and cellular biology are paving the way to better treatments (and perhaps even a few cures) for all of them 
     

    October 14, 2014

  • Did Jesus Save the Klingons?

    Did Jesus Save the Klingons?

    If or when we make contact with extraterrestrials, the effect on our religious sensibilities will be profound, says astronomer David Weintraub
     

    October 16, 2014

  • Dear Professor Einstein

    Dear Professor Einstein

    Transcribe letters written by members of Albert Einstein’s Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists following World War II

    October 14, 2014

  • The 2014 Nobel Prizes

    The 2014 Nobel Prizes

    The brain's inner GPS, blue LEDs and a super-high resolution microscopy technique were the discoveries that took the prestigious honors this year

    October 9, 2014

  • Wildlife Population Plummeted Since 1970

    Wildlife Population Plummeted Since 1970

    A World Wildlife Fund report estimates losses of 40 percent of all individual land and sea animals, and a 70 percent population crash of all river animals, since 1970. David Biello reports

     

    October 5, 2014

  • Dolphins May Use Magnetic Sense as GPS

    Dolphins May Use Magnetic Sense as GPS

    Dolphins can sense magnetism, suggesting that they track Earth’s magnetic field to navigate through the water

    September 30, 2014

  • NOVA Cybersecurity Lab

    NOVA Cybersecurity Lab

    Explore the world of coding, cyber scams and online safety

    September 24, 2014

  • Float Forward with Fluid Physics

    Float Forward with Fluid Physics

    Find out how a balloon behaves differently in motion than other objects

    September 25, 2014

  • New Report on Chimp Violence Fails to Support Deep-Roots Theory of War

    New Report on Chimp Violence Fails to Support Deep-Roots Theory of War

    On this blog, in my book The End of War and elsewhere (see Further Reading and Viewing), I have knocked the deep roots theory of war, which holds that war stems from an instinct deeply embedded in the genes of our male ancestors.

    September 17, 2014

  • Does Marijuana Harm the Brain?

    Does Marijuana Harm the Brain?

    September 1, 2014

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