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January 7, 2014
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German speaking Jews were force behind European unity

A little-remembered Jewish culture in Germany and Austria between the 1870s and 1930s was a hotbed of ideas which drove the formation of the European Union, according to new research. Literary and film scholar Dr Cathy Gelbin from The University … Continue reading

December 24, 2013
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Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored

Hacking the Earth’s climate to counteract global warming – a subject that elicits strong reactions from both sides – is the topic of a December special issue of the journal Climatic Change. A dozen research papers include the most detailed … Continue reading

October 16, 2013
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Nobel in Physics: A long time in the making

Nearly 50 years of experiments and billions of dollars in equipment followed the prediction of the Higgs mechanism by theoretical physicists in 1964. Ulrich Heintz and Meenakshi Narain, two of the particle physicists at Brown University who worked on experiments … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
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Another Yale Nobel: Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, has been awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He shares the award — formally, the 2013 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel — … Continue reading

October 12, 2013
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UCLA physicists played prominent role in Nobel Prize-winning Higgs boson research

Two large collaborations of scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made worldwide news in July 2012 when they announced independent observations of the elusive Higgs boson particle — a discovery hailed as one of the greatest scientific … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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Pride, prejudice and strategic thinking: Jane Austen wrote the book on game theory

Quiz: This beautiful mind was promoting game theory long before Cold War think tanks used mathematics to understand strategic maneuvering. Plotting, as a result, has never been the same.  Is it John Nash, the Nobel Prize–winning mathematician portrayed in a … Continue reading

May 2, 2013
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IBM Research Makes World’s Smallest Movie Using Atoms

Future storage systems based on atomic-scale memory would be capable of storing massive amounts of Big Data GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certifies movie as World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film SAN JOSE, Calif. – 01 May 2013: Scientists from IBM today unveiled the … Continue reading

April 26, 2013
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Scientists map elusive 3-D structure of telomerase enzyme, key actor in cancer, aging

Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and UC Berkeley have, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex … Continue reading