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In 1969, artificial-intelligence pioneer and Nobel laureate Herbert Simon proposed a new science, one that approached the study of artificial objects just as one would study natural objects. “Natural...

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From books to floppy disks to magnetic memory, technologies to store information continue to improve. Yet threats as simple as water and as complex as cyberattacks can still corrupt our records. As the...

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The same cells, the same way The researchers focused on organoids of the cerebral cortex — the part of the brain responsible for cognition, language, and sensation. The cerebral cortex plays a key role...

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About a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost. Now, it turns out these permanently frozen beds of soil, rock, and sediment are actually not so permanent: They’re thawing at an increasing...

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New research led by Harvard scientist Amy Wagers has demonstrated that gene-editing machinery can be delivered straight to stem cells where they live, rather than in a dish. Published in Cell Reports,...

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People who increased their daily servings of red meat over an eight-year period were more likely to die during the subsequent eight years than those who did not increase their red meat consumption, according...

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A study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that electronic consultations (e-consults) in allergy and immunology can simplify the process of providing the most appropriate...

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Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but by early June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,022 cases in 28 states, the most since 1992. The disease is occurring...

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New research links two of the biggest drivers of global change today: the population’s rapid aging and the planet’s rising heat. The research, among the first to explore how residential energy use...

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Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared with consumption...