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This small molecule could hold the key to promising HIV treatments

New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment. The study, authored...

Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth

Increasing heat is expected to extend dry conditions to far more farmland and cities by the end of the century than changes in rainfall...

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop...

Nasty parasitic worm, common in wildlife, now infecting U.S. cats

When Cornell University veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before...

Facebook tells the computer who you love

Even if you’re not shouting it from the housetops, there’s a good chance the structure of your Facebook neighborhood will identify your romantic partner. From...

Speedy tiger beetles use antennae to ‘see’ while running

Speed is blinding. Just ask the tiger beetle, the fastest insect its size. Though predatory tiger beetles have excellent sight, when they chase prey,...

How ‘dark pools’ can help public stock markets

New paper suggests private exchanges actually increase the ratio of well-informed investors participating in public markets. A “dark pool” may sound like a mysterious water...

The Secret to Fewer Doctor Office Visits after 70: Play High...

Seventy year olds who don’t frequently visit the doctor have something unexpected in common – most played high school sports. They were active on...

Men’s ‘overwork’ widens gender gap in wages

By now, social scientists once predicted, the gender gap in wages should have been as thin as a Roosevelt dime. More and more highly...

Learning with ‘stronger peers’ yields no boost

A new study contradicts the popular theory that students perform better when surrounded by higher-achieving classmates. Michigan State University’s Scott Imberman and colleagues found that...

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