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Monday, 27 April 2015
A common spinal disease could be the result of some people's vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine, sharing similarities in shape to a non-human primate. The research, published in the open...
Monday, 27 April 2015
An enzyme secreted by the body’s fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, in mice, underscore...
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy. More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a...
Sunday, 26 April 2015
This is the third in a series of four posts about key ideas from my book The Shadow of Consciousness. This one is about haecceity, or to coin a plainer term, thisness. There are strong links with the...
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful...
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Pamela Itkin-Ansari, from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and lead author of the study published in the journal Pancreas, said it appears pancreatic cancer cells retain a "genetic...

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When you hear the word “supercomputer,” what are the first mental images that pop into your head? If you’re like most of our readers who work around these systems, you probably conjured a vision of...