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The solution to a 200-year-old encryption

(PhysOrg.com) -- The mathematician who deciphered the final, encrypted page of a letter sent to President Thomas Jefferson in 1801 will visit the University of Oregon to tell how he did it.

dateJan 11, 2010 in Mathematics
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Measuring the value of science

Reports about the worthy contributions of science to national economies pop up regularly all around the world – from the UK to the US and even the developing world. ...

dateApr 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Is generosity essential to human existence?

When Dennis ole Sonkoi was a child he never gave much thought to sharing. Growing up in Kenya as part of the Maasai community – a pastoral group of herdsmen that travels throughout Kenya and Tanzania – ...

dateMar 04, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Talking to aliens

What do you say to a space alien? This question might not be the foremost puzzle in your life, but it was the subject of a lively two-day conference at California's SETI Institute this week.

dateNov 17, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Questioning GMOs

Are genetically engineered foods safe? Truth is, we probably don't know. "The scientific debate is not resolved, even though many people are claiming it is," says Sheldon Krimsky, the Lenore Stern Professor ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Is your religion ready to meet ET?

How will humankind react after astronomers hand over rock-solid scientific evidence for the existence of life beyond the Earth? No more speculating. No more wondering. The moment scientists announce this ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Space Exploration
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