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Instant-start computers possible with new advance

To encode data, today’s computer memory technology uses electric currents – a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could instead […]

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‘Tis the season to be shameless

I received two nice holiday gifties: My recent essay on race, genetics, and the Nicholas Wade affair heads up Nature’s top 10 list of Books & Arts pieces for 2014. <blows […]

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Life on an aquaplanet

MIT study finds an exoplanet, tilted on its side, could still be habitable if covered in ocean. Nearly 2,000 planets beyond our solar system have been identified to date. Whether […]

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Of Bugs and Brains

Brain structures devoted to learning and memory are highly conserved in the animal kingdom, suggesting a common evolutionary origin. Whether you’re cramming for an exam or just trying to remember […]

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Expectant fathers experience prenatal hormone changes

Impending fatherhood can lower two hormones–testosterone and estradiol–for men, even before their babies are born, a new University of Michigan study found. Other studies indicate that men’s hormones change once […]