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Documentary Review: Resistance

Documentary Review: Resistance

🕔21:26, 23.Mar 2016

Antibiotics are one of the most important tools in the arsenal of modern medicine. But an engaging new documentary explains how their overuse is driving bacterial resistance, and how it may lead us to a world without them.

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Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: New textbook explores diverse, real world applications of math

Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: New textbook explores diverse, real world applications of math

🕔23:36, 4.Feb 2016

Mathematics lies behind the circuitry of every computer, the operation of every business, and even the composition of every hit song. But millions of students struggle with math every day, and many will never grasp the intricacies of algebra and

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Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

🕔20:11, 29.Mar 2015

A simple code dictates how DNA is translated into proteins in all living things. Scientists have long thought of these translations as universal, but lately, a few exceptions have come to light. Now, researchers at Yale are probing how and why the genetic code might change.

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Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

🕔14:23, 18.Jan 2015

A Yale professor is one of a growing number of scientists studying the science of swarms. These researchers hope that by understanding how animals swarm, they can inform such far flung disciplines as robotics, computer design, and physics.

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Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Book Review: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

🕔13:05, 18.Jan 2015

As computers become more powerful, many scientists believe they will eventually outsmart humans. Nick Bostrom’s new book, Superintelligence, looks at the dangers inherent in creating ever-brainier machines, and at how we might survive them.

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Documentary Review: Nuclear Nightmares

Documentary Review: Nuclear Nightmares

🕔20:55, 1.Jul 2014

We tend to believe radiation is an unqualified evil, but a BBC documentary explores this fear of radioactivity and posits the radical idea that it might not be so bad after all.

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Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

Form, Function, and Temperature: Advances in Computer-Aided Enzyme Design

🕔22:23, 13.Apr 2014

Enzymes are indispensible for life, and, increasingly, for medicine and industry. Now, researchers have succeeded in designing enzymes tailored to work at specific temperatures.

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An Alarmone Unveiled: New Research Shows How Genes and Environment Interact in Bacteria

An Alarmone Unveiled: New Research Shows How Genes and Environment Interact in Bacteria

🕔23:48, 23.Dec 2013

“A small molecule found in bacteria and plants is capable of causing major changes in gene expression in response to environmental conditions. Researchers in the Steitz Lab at Yale have solved a long-standing puzzle by figuring out how it works.”

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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

🕔21:47, 21.Dec 2013

Astrophysicist Mario Livio presents a new look at some of the biggest – and most fruitful – mistakes in the history of science.

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