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October 12, 2014
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Society Bloomed with Gentler Personalities, more Feminine Faces

DURHAM, N.C. – Modern humans appear in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago, but it was only about 50,000 years ago that making art and advanced tools became widespread. A new study appearing Aug. 1 in the journal Current … Continue reading

October 2, 2013
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Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher. Using electrical brain … Continue reading

September 12, 2013
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Protecting 17 Percent of Earth’s Land May Preserve 67 Percent of Its Plant Species

Protecting key regions that comprise just 17 percent of Earth’s land may help preserve more than two-thirds of its plant species, according to a new study by an international team of scientists, including a biologist from North Carolina State University. … Continue reading

July 14, 2013
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Mapping Out How to Save Species

In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation efforts. The research, published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, … Continue reading

July 24, 2012
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12 Top Universities Partner with Coursera

If you were skeptical about the whole Ivy League online education thing catching on when you heard about edX, you may be surprised to learn that Coursera, an online education startup lead by two Stanford professors, just formed partnerships with … Continue reading

June 22, 2012
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Gigapixel Camera Captures Unprecedented Image Detail

A new camera design consisting of a central lens surrounded by an array of microcameras heralds a new era of photography, enabling pictures of unprecedented detail. By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University … Continue reading

May 24, 2012
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Criminology and the Global Financial Crisis

The first overt indications of the impending global financial crisis manifested themselves in August 2007, when BNP Paribas announced it was severing ties with three hedge funds specializing in mortgage debt for American real estate properties. The crisis was exacerbated … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
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Scientists Trace Evolutionary History of What Mammals Eat

*Feeding habits haven’t always been what they are today* The feeding habits of mammals haven’t always been what they are today, particularly for omnivores. Some groups of mammals almost exclusively eat meat–take lions and tigers and other big cats as … Continue reading