Washington University in St. Louis

To speed up magma, add water

It was a bit like making a CT scan of a patient's head and finding he had very little brain or making a PET scan of a dead fish and seeing hot spots of oxygen consumption. Scientists making seismic images ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Device may allow sensations in prosthetic hands

To the nearly 2 million people in the U.S. living with the loss of a limb, including U.S. military veterans, prosthetic devices provide restored mobility yet lack sensory feedback. A team of engineers and ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Engineering
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Microbes buy low and sell high

The idea that people make calculated decisions that allow them to obtain the most goods with the smallest amount of effort—a complex hypothesis called 'economic man' for short—often has been challenged. ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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How repeatable is evolutionary history?

Writing about the weird soft-bodied fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies, paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould noted that of 25 initial body plans exhibited by the fossils, all but four ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Biotechnology
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