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Could Medical Procedures Transmit Alzheimer's?
Neurological Health

Could Medical Procedures Transmit Alzheimer's?

December 13, 2018 — Karen Weintraub

Neurological Health
Could Medical Procedures Transmit Alzheimer's?
Neurological Health

Could Medical Procedures Transmit Alzheimer's?

December 13, 2018 — Karen Weintraub

Space
The Birth of Worlds
Space

The Birth of Worlds

10 hours ago — Caleb A. Scharf

Climate
Dark Days
Climate

Dark Days

13 hours ago — John Horgan

Evolution
The Bite of the Saber-Tooth
Evolution

The Bite of the Saber-Tooth

16 hours ago — Brian Switek

Join Blue Planet II Live-Tweet

Join Blue Planet II Live-Tweet

December 14, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

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Ion Drive: The First Flight

Researchers from MIT have flown a plane with no moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an "ion drive" which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an "ionic wind." This wind drove a five-meter-wide craft across a sports hall. Unlike the ion drives which have powered space craft for decades, this new drive uses air as the accelerant. The researchers say it could power silent drones. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 21, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

November 26, 2018

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Big-Boned Chickens May Be Humans' Geologic Legacy

60-Second Science - December 13, 2018 - By Christopher Intagliata02:21

Ancient Marine Reptiles Had Familiar Gear

60-Second Science - December 12, 2018 - By Christopher Intagliata02:07

Little Aphids Ride Big Ones to Safety

60-Second Science - December 11, 2018 - By Jason G. Goldman02:49

Utah's Deserts Are Bee Hotspots 

60-Second Science - December 8, 2018 - By Christopher Intagliata02:08

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