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This flu season has been nasty in large part because the vaccine didn’t work as well as past versions. So scientists like Professor George Lomonossoff of the John Innes Centre are on the hunt for new ways to make better vaccines and think they might have found one -- by growing them in plants.

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Robotics
One Robot Was Able to Watch Another Bot and Predict Its Actions
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Robotics
One Robot Was Able to Watch Another Bot and Predict Its Actions
A Columbia University study suggests that empathy between robots may be possible — and the skill could make the bots more useful to humans.

A Columbia University study suggests that empathy between robots may be possible — and the skill could make the bots more useful to humans.

Animals
We Need a Better Way To Track Polar Bears. This Father and Son Found a Way.
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Animals
We Need a Better Way To Track Polar Bears. This Father and Son Found a Way.
A father-son duo has teamed up to develop four different temporary tracking devices being tested by polar bears in the far North.

A father-son duo has teamed up to develop four different temporary tracking devices being tested by polar bears in the far North.

Viruses
We Can Now See a Virus Invasion in Real-Time
We Can Now See a Virus Invasion in Real-Time
Viruses
We Can Now See a Virus Invasion in Real-Time
Understanding how a virus infects and replicates in a cell is crucial to stopping them. Now, researchers can see an infection in real-time.

Understanding how a virus infects and replicates in a cell is crucial to stopping them. Now, researchers can see an infection in real-time.

The Future Explored
Radioactive Diamond Batteries Keep Going and Going
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The Future Explored
Radioactive Diamond Batteries Keep Going and Going
These nuclear diamond batteries could provide an endless source of energy.

These nuclear diamond batteries could provide an endless source of energy.

Public Health
Would You Volunteer to be Infected With COVID-19?
coronavirus vaccine development
Public Health
Would You Volunteer to be Infected With COVID-19?
Coronavirus vaccine development could take months. There’s a potential shortcut though: purposefully exposing research subjects to the virus.

Coronavirus vaccine development could take months. There’s a potential shortcut though: purposefully exposing research subjects to the virus.

Dope Science
Take a Trip to Johns Hopkins' New Psychedelic Research Center
Take a Trip to Johns Hopkins' New Psychedelic Research Center
Dope Science
Take a Trip to Johns Hopkins' New Psychedelic Research Center
Johns Hopkins is throwing its considerable clout behind the fast-growing field of psychedelic research, pouring $17 million into a research center to study the hallucinogenic drugs.

Johns Hopkins is throwing its considerable clout behind the fast-growing field of psychedelic research, pouring $17 million into a research center to study the hallucinogenic drugs.

Superhuman
Patients are Finding Relief from New Essential Tremors Treatment using Focused...
These Doctors are Performing Brain Surgery ... Using Sound
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Superhuman
Patients are Finding Relief from New Essential Tremors Treatment using Focused...
Bonnie D'Ettorre suffers from a nerve disorder causing uncontrollable shaking. Doctors at Ohio State are about to "burn it out" using a thousand beams of ultrasound.
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Patients stricken with “essential tremors” have their lives upended by this nerve disorder which causes uncontrollable shaking. But doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are helping these patients find relief by “burning out” the problem-causing part of the brain with a high-intensity focused ultrasound. This miracle treatment significantly reduces tremors without the potential for complications posed...

Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
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Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
Sending texts and using apps without the internet isn’t magic. It’s very real. And it could be a game-changer for those that need it most. Here’s why…
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Millions of mobile users are coming online across the developing world. And yet, in many places, internet service remains slow and data can be expensive. The FireChat app is working to solve this problem. Users can create small, peer-to-peer networks within 200 feet of each other, and the more individuals on the network, the better it becomes. While traditional cell networks are slowed down and interrupted by overuse,...

This Computer Can Write 2,000 Snarky Articles Per Second
This Computer Can Write 2,000 Snarky Articles Per Second
This Computer Can Write 2,000 Snarky Articles Per Second
What does it mean for the future of journalism when a computer can turn mounds of data into a cohesive narrative?
By Mike Riggs

What does it mean for the future of journalism when a computer can turn mounds of data into a cohesive narrative?