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Hunting Massive Stars with Herschel

In this new view of a vast star-forming cloud called W3, the Herschel space observatory tells the story of how massive stars are born. Herschel is a European Space Agency […]

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Skin cancer treatment may get a big boost

A new study of genetically modified immune cells by scientists from UCLA and the California Institute of Technology could help improve a promising treatment for melanoma, an often fatal form […]

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Biologists find skin’s ‘massage’ neurons

The skin is a human being’s largest sensory organ, helping to distinguish between a pleasant contact, like a caress, and a negative sensation, like a pinch or a burn. Previous […]

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More Evidence for an Ancient Grand Canyon

For over 150 years, geologists have debated how and when one of the most dramatic features on our planet—the Grand Canyon—was formed. New data unearthed by researchers at the California […]

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Caltech Physicists Smash Records for Network Data Transfer

Physicists led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have smashed yet another series of records for data-transfer speed. The international team of high-energy physicists, computer scientists, and network engineers […]

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A Fresh Look at Psychiatric Drugs

Drugs for psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia often require weeks to take full effect. “What takes so long?” has formed one of psychiatry’s most stubborn mysteries. Now a […]

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Nano Insights Could Lead to Improved Nuclear Reactors

In order to build the next generation of nuclear reactors, materials scientists are trying to unlock the secrets of certain materials that are radiation-damage tolerant. Now researchers at the California […]

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Snap Judgments During Speed Dating

For speed daters, first impressions are everything. But it’s more than just whether someone is hot or not. Whether or not we like to admit it, we all may make […]