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By David Bauder, Associated Press
Scientists have successfully tested a heartbeat-powered pacemaker in living pigs, whose hearts are similar to humans’ in size and function.
By Harini Barath, Scientific American
As scientists discover neonicotinoid pesticides in unexpected locations and associated with health problems, a growing body of research challenges the assumption these are safer and less likely to spread than other types of pesticide.
By Jim Daley, Scientific American
Using electrodes and computer algorithms, researchers have generated intelligible sentences from the thoughts of people without speech difficulties, sparking hope that similar technology could eventually provide a voice to people who can't speak.
By Karen Weintraub, Scientific American
The iron core of what was once a world has been found around a white dwarf star, shedding light on the final days of planetary systems — including our own.
By Jonathan O'Callaghan, Scientific American
A new study points toward neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus up through the ninth decade of life, which implications for memory and disease.
The mission to Asteroid Ryugu could return samples of the space rock to Earth in 2020.
By Kate Wong, Scientific American
The fossilized print, found in Gibraltar, is said to date to 28,000 years ago, which might mean it belonged to a Neandertal. But not everyone agrees with that interpretation.
By Leonard David, Scientific American
The Chang’e-4 mission could have major effects on Earthbound science and politics.
By Tim Vernimmen, Scientific American
Road de-icing, industrial activity and other culprits are pushing salt levels in rivers and streams to alarming levels.
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