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CBD Does Not Impair Driving, Study Finds
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Dope Science
CBD Does Not Impair Driving, Study Finds
A new study has demonstrated that CBD is safe for driving, while the effects of THC last only a few hours. This work could inform cannabis use laws.
December 4, 2020

A new study has demonstrated that CBD is safe for driving, while the effects of THC last only a few hours. This work could inform cannabis use laws.

Artificial Intelligence
AI Discovers Billions of New Trees from Space
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Artificial Intelligence
AI Discovers Billions of New Trees from Space
Researchers are using artificial intelligence and a supercomputer to count all the trees on the planet, via imaging from space.
December 1, 2020

Researchers are using artificial intelligence and a supercomputer to count all the trees on the planet, via imaging from space.

Artificial Intelligence
DeepMind AI Cracks the Code of Protein Structures
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Artificial Intelligence
DeepMind AI Cracks the Code of Protein Structures
A protein’s structure is crucial to its function. Predicting how a protein will fold was a challenge decades in the making — and answered by DeepMind.
December 1, 2020

A protein’s structure is crucial to its function. Predicting how a protein will fold was a challenge decades in the making — and answered by DeepMind.

History
Scientists Sniff Out the Smells of Old Europe
Scientists Sniff Out the Smells of Old Europe
History
Scientists Sniff Out the Smells of Old Europe
A research team has just launched an ambitious project to identify and reconstruct the most popular scents of everyday life in 16th century Europe.
November 30, 2020

A research team has just launched an ambitious project to identify and reconstruct the most popular scents of everyday life in 16th century Europe.

CRISPR
CRISPR Used To Edit HIV Cure Into Monkey Embryos
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CRISPR
CRISPR Used To Edit HIV Cure Into Monkey Embryos
A mutation of the CCR5 gene can cure HIV — and thanks to CRISPR, scientists may soon be able to study it in animal models.
November 29, 2020

A mutation of the CCR5 gene can cure HIV — and thanks to CRISPR, scientists may soon be able to study it in animal models.

Coronavirus
The Quest for a “Warm” COVID-19 Vaccine
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Coronavirus
The Quest for a “Warm” COVID-19 Vaccine
Developers are on the hunt for a warm COVID-19 vaccine, one that could be distributed in places where a reliable cold chain isn’t available.
November 29, 2020

Developers are on the hunt for a warm COVID-19 vaccine, one that could be distributed in places where a reliable cold chain isn’t available.

Genetics
This Databank of Mammalian Genomes Is the Noah’s Ark of DNA
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Genetics
This Databank of Mammalian Genomes Is the Noah’s Ark of DNA
The Zoonomia Project is the largest database of mammalian genomes to date, and it’s already helping researchers study SARS-CoV-2 and extinction risk.
November 29, 2020

The Zoonomia Project is the largest database of mammalian genomes to date, and it’s already helping researchers study SARS-CoV-2 and extinction risk.

Medical Innovation
At-Home Breast Cancer Screening, Powered By AI
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Medical Innovation
At-Home Breast Cancer Screening, Powered By AI
An award-winning at-home breast cancer screening device, called the Blue Box, could one day replace uncomfortable mammograms.
November 29, 2020

An award-winning at-home breast cancer screening device, called the Blue Box, could one day replace uncomfortable mammograms.

Aerospace
Reusable Rockets: Making Space More Affordable
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Aerospace
Reusable Rockets: Making Space More Affordable
Reusable rockets, like those developed by SpaceX, are ushering in a new, cheaper era in space exploration
November 28, 2020

Reusable rockets, like those developed by SpaceX, are ushering in a new, cheaper era in space exploration

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