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How Earth was watered

Early Earth's accidental deluge via water-carrying comets has long been a stumbling block for those interested in life on other planets.

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Space Exploration
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'On' switches for cells

(Phys.org) —Whether human or animal, vertebrate or invertebrate, nearly every creature begins life as a tiny clump of cells. Before those cells can begin blossoming toward being a fully formed organism, ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Rethinking the roots of altruism

For decades, researchers working to understand how altruistic behavior evolved have relied on a concept known as inclusive fitness, which holds that organisms receive an evolutionary benefit—and are able ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Mathematics
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So, who owns the Internet?

A clash over who should decide which information flows through Internet networks—and at what price—is now before a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court in a landmark case that could grant Internet ...

dateJan 08, 2014 in Internet
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What makes a data visualization memorable?

It's easy to spot a "bad" data visualization—one packed with too much text, excessive ornamentation, gaudy colors, and clip art. Design guru Edward Tufte derided such decorations as redundant at best, useless ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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