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Facebook memes can evolve like genes

(Phys.org) —What started as a politically liberal Facebook meme in support of health care reform morphed as it spread across the social network into hundreds of thousands of variations—some just a few ...

Jan 17, 2014
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A rare crash at the Milky Way's core

(Phys.org) —University of Michigan astronomers could be the first to witness a rare collision expected to happen at the center of the galaxy by spring.

Jan 09, 2014
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How smartphone tech could change behavior

Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to be something quite the ...

Dec 24, 2013
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Water in cells behaves in complex and intricate ways

In a sort of biological "spooky action at a distance," water in a cell slows down in the tightest confines between proteins and develops the ability to affect other proteins much farther away, University of Michigan researchers ...

Dec 17, 2013
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