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Untangling the tree of life

These days, phylogeneticists – experts who painstakingly map the complex branches of the tree of life – suffer from an embarrassment of riches. The genomics revolution has given them mountains of DNA data that they can ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Evolution
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Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

( —You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red ...

dateApr 25, 2013 in Engineering
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CSI: Milky Way

These days the core of the Milky Way galaxy is a pretty tame place... cosmically speaking. The galactic black hole at the center is a sleeping giant. Existing stars are peacefully circling. Although conditions are favorable, ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Astronomy
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