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When Hatred Goes Viral: Inside Social Media's Efforts to Combat Terrorism
May 24th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Online video serves the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations as a powerful tool for recruiting new members and inciting violence. A potential fix remains curiously in limbo

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The Human Nose Knows More Than We Think
May 23rd, 2017, 07:05 PM
A look at the body of olfactory science shows people’s reputation for having a poor sense of smell is a myth

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Grandma's Little Robot
May 22nd, 2017, 07:05 PM
Machines that can read and react to social cues may be more acceptable companions and caretakers

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Bizarre Star Dims Again, and Astronomers Scramble to Catch It in the Act
May 20th, 2017, 07:05 PM
A new observing campaign aims to understand a star that some have suggested might even host an alien civilization

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Monkeys Have a Specialized Brain Network for Sizing Up Others' Actions
May 18th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Neural circuitry lets macaques figure out what's going on in social interactions  

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Will Tesla's Tiles Finally Give Solar Shingles Their Day in the Sun?
May 18th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Elon Musk bets homeowners will pay a premium for resilient panels that look like an ordinary roof

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Could Magnetic Brain Stimulation Help People with Alzheimer's?
May 18th, 2017, 07:05 PM
A technology that uses magnetism to regulate neural activity shows a small benefit in patients with mild forms of the disease 

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Pushy AI Bots Nudge Humans to Change Behavior
May 17th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Researchers use artificially intelligent bot programs to stimulate collaboration and make people more effective

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Can Plants Hear?
May 17th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Flora may be able to detect the sounds of flowing water or munching insects

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How Satellite Images Can Confirm Human Rights Abuses
May 16th, 2017, 07:05 PM
The U.S. government claims a Syrian crematory is hiding mass prisoner killings

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Trump Officials Act to Tilt Federal Science Boards toward Industry
May 16th, 2017, 07:05 PM
New changes to EPA, Interior Department advisory groups could restrict or paralyze them, critics say

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HPE Debuts Its Next-Gen Computer--Sans Much-Anticipated Memristors
May 16th, 2017, 07:05 PM
“The Machine” research prototype is designed to tackle complex problems, but it’s a work in progress

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U.S. Hospitals Not Immune to Crippling Cyber Attacks
May 15th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Outdated systems and earlier breaches underscore America's health care data security risks

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Facebook Wants to Make Chatbots More Conversational
May 15th, 2017, 07:05 PM
The social media giant is making its speech artificial intelligence training data open source

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An Alternate History of the Atomic Age
May 13th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Scientist and author Gregory Benford discusses his latest book, The Berlin Project

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Can Meadows Rescue the Planet from CO2?
May 11th, 2017, 07:05 PM
An unusual research project is determining whether restoring California’s meadows can reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide

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How to Make Molecular Movies: Scientist Thomas Allison Explains
May 11th, 2017, 07:05 PM
The winner of the 2017 Discovery Prize discusses his work watching electrons moving through molecules

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Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Vehicles
May 11th, 2017, 07:05 PM
New technology could power buses and cars on the go, but will it be cost-effective?

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Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain
May 10th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Senior mice treated with THC improved on learning and memory tests

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New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved
May 10th, 2017, 07:05 PM
The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution

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Trump's Wall May Threaten Thousands of Plant and Animal Species on the U.S.–Mexico Border
May 10th, 2017, 07:05 PM
The region—called the Sky Islands—harbors more than 7,000 species, many of which struggle to cross human-made obstructions

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The Search for Life on Mars Is about to Get Weird
May 9th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Astrobiologists ponder sending gene sequencers, weather stations, drilling rigs and more to the Red Planet

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A Shot against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
May 9th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Tweaking the gut microbiome may hold promise for fighting stress, anxiety

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A New Idea on How Earth Became a Giant Snowball
May 8th, 2017, 07:05 PM
A cool climate, sulfur and volcanism may have thrust the planet into an extreme glacial state

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Why Some People Are Born to Worry [Excerpt]
May 5th, 2017, 07:05 PM
How do early-life traumas get under our skin? A researcher details his quest for the stress-causing mechanism

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