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Modern humans inherited viral defenses from Neanderthals

Neanderthals mysteriously disappeared about 40,000 years ago, but before vanishing they interbred with another human species that was just beginning its global spread. As a result of these ancient trysts, many modern Europeans ...

How capitalism ruined our relationship with bacteria

There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products. But non-rational mechanisms are nevertheless still at work in the cleaning products market, as in all ...

Stem cells organize themselves into pseudo-embryos

The definitive architecture of the mammalian body is established shortly after implantation of the embryo in the uterus. The antero-posterior, dorso-ventral and medio-lateral axes of the body become organized under the control ...

Imaging the zebrafish, one cell at a time

A new imaging project at the Morgridge Institute for Research might be the biology equivalent of a 19th century expressionist painting. Think Van Gogh's "Starry Night," a constellation of tiny lines of color combining into ...

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Discovery of a simple mechanism for color detection
Oldest evidence for animals found
Attacking RNA with small-molecule drugs
Quantum computers tackle big data with machine learning
Covalently modified two-dimensional arsenic
Disrupting crystalline order to restore superfluidity
With thick ice gone, Arctic sea ice changes more slowly
Building a better battery, layer by layer
Active galactic nuclei and star formation

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