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Geoengineering Earth's Atmosphere: How It Could Affect Astronomy

Creating clouds in the sky or redirecting sunlight to bring down the Earth's temperature could have an effect on astronomy.

Empathy, respect for one another critical to ease political polarization, sociologist says

The unprecedented level of political division in the United States has been worrisome to many Americans, but bridging that gap is not an impossible task, according to a Stanford sociologist.

Video: The unexpected intersection between art and science

It's a common misconception that art and science are vastly different; that they never overlap. But creativity is as essential to the scientific process as it is to the artistic method. Artists and scientists share a curiosity for the unknown, an appreciation for the beauty of the worlds they explore and an interest in creating something new.

New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems

(Washington University School of Medicine) A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited water or study the effects of a gene on human health. Show More Summary

Recycled eggshells can be used for next-gen data storage

A nano-powder made from eggshells has been turned into a device using ReRAM, a type of memory that could offer fast, efficient computer data storage

The glorification of history may give rise to a willingness to fight in a war

In order to study the perceptions held by people all over the world about historical figures and events, as well as what the sense of history is, researchers in the UPV/EHU consolidated social psychology research group participated in the World History Survey (WHS). Show More Summary

The speed limit for intra-chip communications in microprocessors of the future

Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology propose a method to precisely predict the level of noise caused by the amplification of photonic and plasmonic signals in nanoscale optoelectronic circuits. In their research...Show More Summary

Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate chan...

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