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Delayed Turnover

By | July 21, 2015

Aggregate-forming amyloid β proteins are replenished more slowly with age, and this may contribute to a person's risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers

By | July 21, 2015

Release of a transgenic version of Aedes aegypti, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.

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Ocean Microbes Alter Skies?

By | July 21, 2015

Satellite data suggest aerosols from bacteria and phytoplankton seed dense, highly reflective clouds.

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$100M Boost for SETI

By | July 20, 2015

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation and billionaire entrepreneur Yuri Milner launch a $100 million search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found

By | July 20, 2015

A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  

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Why Screams Scare Us

By | July 20, 2015

Analyzing the acoustical qualities of screams and other sounds, researchers pinpoint why people find screams—and emergency vehicle sirens—frightening.

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Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

By | July 20, 2015

Researchers link variations in two genes to cases of major depressive disorder in two large cohorts.

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Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out

By | July 17, 2015

Lawmakers in the country are moving to blacklist western scientists and foundations that support overseas scholarship.

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Week in Review: July 13–17

By | July 17, 2015

Removing mtDNA mutations; mini brains for studying autism; HIV vaccine selectivity; “speed cells” in rat brain; more

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Renowned Paleontologist Dies

By | July 16, 2015

David Raup, whose contributions to paleontology fundamentally changed the field, has passed away at 82.

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