What is the protein of the future?
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by William R. Aimutis
5d ago
OPINION: It’s sustainable, nutritious and delicious. Scientists need to ramp up efforts to meet this urgent need ..read more
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Can cosmology untangle the universe’s most elusive mysteries?
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by M. Mitchell Waldrop
6d ago
From the Big Bang to dark energy, knowledge of the cosmos has sped up in the past century — but big questions linger ..read more
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Navigating the ethics of ancient human DNA research
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by Emiliano Rodríguez Mega
1w ago
Paleogenomic research has expanded rapidly over the past two decades, igniting heated debate about handling remains. Who gives consent for study participants long gone — and who should speak for them today ..read more
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How saliva changes the flavor of food
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by Chris Gorski
1w ago
The liquid that our mouths produce isn’t just a lubricant. It plays an active role in how we perceive taste and can influence what we choose to eat, researchers are discovering ..read more
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AI for better crops
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by Saugat Bolakhe
1w ago
The technology could transform how growers protect their harvests, by detecting plant diseases very early on. But the challenge is to develop tools that are as affordable as they are effective ..read more
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Covid, RSV and the flu: A case of viral interference?
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by Amber Dance
2w ago
The ‘tripledemic’ unfolding this winter is one of several odd trends among respiratory virus infections these last years. Viruses, it turns out, can block one another and take turns to dominate ..read more
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How heat pumps of the 1800s are becoming the technology of the future
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by Chris Baraniuk
2w ago
Innovative thinking has done away with problems that long dogged the electric devices — and both scientists and environmentalists are excited about the possibilities ..read more
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Can playing video games make you smarter?
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by Richard E. Mayer
3w ago
OPINION: Research highlights six key principles for better learning ..read more
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Getting lab-grown meat — and milk — to the table
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by Bob Holmes
1M ago
Beef, chicken and dairy made from cultured cells could offer a smaller footprint than conventional farms. Companies are working on scaling up and bringing prices down ..read more
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Could getting rid of old cells turn back the clock on aging?
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by Amber Dance
1M ago
Researchers are investigating medicines that selectively kill decrepit cells to promote healthy aging — but more work is needed before declaring them a fountain of youth ..read more
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