DNA sat nav uncovers ancient Ashkenaz

The origin of Yiddish, the millennium old language of Ashkenazic Jews, is something which linguists have questioned for decades.

More natural history training needed, survey shows

A survey of early-career scientists and environmental-science professionals found that only 11 percent felt their academic training alone provided the needed exposure to natural history, which can be defined as the observation ...

Making electronics out of coal

Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing the real value of that ...

Airbnb adds new recommendations features

Airbnb is adding recommendations to its online accommodations service, building on its knowledge of travelers' preferences, coupled with tips from locals.

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