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Is Death Reversible?

An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life

October 8, 2019 — Christof Koch

How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries...

October 7, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

Nobel in Physiology or Medicine for How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” They identified molecular machinery that regulates gene activity in response to changing levels of oxygen...

October 7, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

How Did Water Get on Earth?

About 70 percent of our planet’s surface is covered with water, and it plays an important role in our daily lives. But how did water get on Earth in the first place?

October 6, 2019 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Monogamy May Be Written in Our Genes

In animal studies, a set of 42 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition seems to be associated with monogamy

September 19, 2019 — Karen Hopkin

Early Butchers Used Small Stone Scalpels

Homo erectus used hand axes to butcher elephants and other game. But a new study suggests they also used finer, more sophisticated blades. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 18, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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