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Spiny grass and scraggly pines creep amid the arts-and-crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California's Monterey Peninsula hammerheads into the Pacific. It's a rugged landscape, designed to inspire people to c

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In the privatized-space heyday of the 1990s, the space community talked about a "Teledesic winter." Teledesic was a Bill Gates-backed company promising to launch hundreds of satellites into sky--so many that their shadows, some speculated, might

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In the first study of its kind, UCLA and United Kingdom researchers found that neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a finding that may result in a better understanding of memory loss a

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Scientists have found a new type of centipede that is the deepest underground dwelling creature of its kind a species that has been found as deep as 1100 meters below the Earth's surface and was named Geophilus hadesi after Hades himself.

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a Funny thing happened when two Danish college students injected tracking tags into starfish. The tracking tags kept mysteriously winding up on the bottom of the tank. The students – Trine Bottos Olsen and Frederik Ekholm Gaardsted Christensen -- t

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A global taskforce of 174 scientists from leading research centers across 28 countries studied the link between mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals and the development of cancer. The study selected 85 chemicals not considered carcinogenic to h

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In ancient times, and throughout most of human history, night used to be truly dark, and thus ideal for sleeping. While it's true, of course, that the sun still sets every evening, most of us are exposed to a barrage of artificial light sources all

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Lightning path remains unpredictable, but at a smaller scale, discharges between two electrodes can be guided by laser beams. Scientists have discovered a way to guide electric discharges -- and even steer them around obstacles -- through the clever

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Biological nitrogen fixation - where diazotrophic bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen and convert it to ammonium - provides a free way for plants to alter and absorb the nutrient. Farmers have long known that legumes like soybean fix nitrogen due to

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Now a team of Canadian researchers from the University of British Columbia and National Research Council of Canada is studying the role that methane nanobubbles might play in the formation and dissociation of natural gas hydrates - crystalline lattic

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Someday, treating patients with nanorobots could become standard practice to deliver medicine specifically to parts of the body affected by disease. But merely injecting drug-loaded nanoparticles might not always be enough to get them where they need

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