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The Best of 2013 // #76: The Rise of Citizen Science

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Citizen Science was a driving force behind some major science stories in 2013, thanks in partly to its exponential growth: in 2009, fewer than...

The Best of 2013 // #77: Our Solar System has a...

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It was something that was long theorized, but only recently have scientists been able to confirm that our solar system is leaving a trail...

The Best of 2013 // #78: Turning off the Down Syndrome...

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Scientists have found a way to 'turn off' the extra chromosome responsible for causing Down syndrome.  Outlined in July's Nature, the new technique isn't...

The Best of 2013 // #79: A New Method for finding...

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Figuring out the 3D structure of a molecule - critical in food production, pharmaceutical development, forensic analysis and more - has never been as...

The Best of 2013 // #80: Why Did the Poultry Cross...

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Everyone's favourite Chicken Nuggets could quickly be spending more miles travelling than you realize: in September, the United States Department of Agriculture said it...

The Best of 2013 // #81: The World’s First Carbon Nanotube...

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For decades, the computer chip industry has gradually improved the performance of chips by inserting increasingly fewer silicon transistors — the components that make...

The Best of 2013 // #83: The Giant Solar Power Plant...

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When the sun goes up across the Mojave Desert near California-Nevada, its rays now heat up a cluster of over 170,000 mirrors in the...

The Best of 2013 // #84: Immunity, Up Close

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A super powerful microscope has been able to capture a single molecule in action in the immune system. /READ MORE// Apple, Ikea Purchase Large Forests The technique...

Best of 2017 // #79: Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

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Deep brain stimulation is a powerful therapeutic tool.  It lets doctors and researchers target specific brain cells, letting them treat disorders such as Parkinson's...

The Best of 2013 // #85: Four-Stranded Human DNA

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While describing the discovery of DNA, biologist James Watson and Francis Crick presented the image of a twisting pair of strands they called the...

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