​​The Evolution of the Combustion Engine​​

​​The Evolution of the Combustion Engine​​

What started as a simple controlled explosion changed the auto industry.


Pluto dune mystery challenges scientists' frame of reference

Pluto dune mystery challenges scientists' frame of reference

Signs of dunes on the dwarf planet baffled scientists ... until they started thinking differently.




When Everything Clicks

The Power Of Judgment-Free Learning

 The Power Of Judgment-Free Learning

There can be a lot of psychological noise involved in learning. And mental chit chat can make learning hard. One solution, silence it with a click.

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50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution'

50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution'

Levies and bans have been among the most effective strategies to curb plastic waste, a UN report says.


China’s Giant Salamanders Pose a Conservation Conundrum

China’s Giant Salamanders Pose a Conservation Conundrum

A Chinese giant salamander, in a glass enclosure in Zhangjiajie, China. There are as many as eight distinct species, but farming is muddling them into a single hybridized population.


'I have definitely hit the jackpot.' Advanced breast cancer disappears after new immunotherapy

'I have definitely hit the jackpot.' Advanced breast cancer disappears after new immunotherapy

In the all-hands effort to harness the powers of the immune system to fight cancer, scientists have reported a new approach that eliminated all evidence of advanced-stage breast cancer in a 49-year-old woman who had run out of treatment options.

The patient’s “complete durable cancer...


Mergers are good news for investors

Mergers are good news for investors

Shareholder value and market share improve when companies merge, confirms a new study from the University of Waterloo.


A rare but extremely distressing phenomenon

Patients being conscious during CPR

 Patients being conscious during CPR

Researchers aim to raise awareness of a rare but extremely distressing phenomenon: patients being aware during resuscitation following a cardiac arrest. more


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