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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...

BEST OF 2014 // #76: Respite for Sickle Cell Anemia Patients

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Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease in which a single mutation of the genes leads to a malformation in red blood cells.  As these...

BEST OF 2015 // #74: A New Look at the Old...

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The 1491 Martellus map has long been acknowledged as one of the best, most detailed maps made of the old world.  Unfortunately, time has...

Best of 2018: The Earliest Non-Human Tools

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A practical treasure trove of stone age tools found in Attirampakkam, India, have been dated at 385,000 years, and are evidence that our species...

Best of 2011 // 82: Gravity Probe B Measures SpaceTime

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Gravity Probe B, a $700 million satellite launched in 2004, has four almost perfectly spherical gyroscopes onboard, isolated from all outside influences: magnetic fields,...

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...

BEST OF 2014 // #77: New Gases are Damaging the Ozone

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Earth's recovering ozone layer have been one of the few good climate stories in the past five years.  Hailed as a success, it turns...

BEST OF 2015 // #75: Genome Reveals clues to Cephalopod Smarts

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Octopi come from a fairly humble branch of creature; other mollusks, including snails, slugs, clams and mussels, are fairly dimwitted animals.  Octopus, one the...

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...

BEST OF 2014 // #78: Finding the seat of Emotion

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In June, the Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson's group showed that while our emotions may seem special, our brains are transmitting them using a...

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