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How to get set for the March for Science

BOSTON – Hundreds of science-minded demonstrators converged on Boston over the weekend to test a prototype for the March for Science, a campaign that’s expected to bring out more than a million people around the globe on April 22. The “Stand Up … Continue reading

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9,000-year-old Ancient One laid to rest

After more than 20 years, one of anthropology’s most contentious cases was closed over the weekend with the reburial of the 9,000-year-old remains of Kennewick Man, now better known as the Ancient One. More than 200 people, including members of five … Continue reading

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Scientists revive weird cave crystal microbes

BOSTON – It sounds like a sci-fi tale: Scientists manage to revive strains of microbes that have been trapped inside giant cave crystals for tens of thousands of years, and find out that they seem positively alien. But this tale is … Continue reading

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UW ‘genius’ gets health apps set for startup

BOSTON – University of Washington computer scientist Shwetak Patel’s work with sensors and smart devices has already spawned a wide range of ventures, but his latest experiments hold the promise of revolutionizing health screening worldwide. Patel and his colleagues are using … Continue reading

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This laser scanner goes inside blood vessels

Researchers have found a way to use a laser-scanning mini-camera to map the inner working of blood vessels and spot the early signs of stroke risk. The proof-of-concept demonstrations, conducted using carotid arteries that were harvested during autopsies, are described today … Continue reading

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It’s a bat! It’s a plane! It’s Bat Bot!

Holy drone, Batman! Scientists have created a robotic drone with soft, flapping wings that looks and flies like a ghostly bat. The Bat Bot project, conducted by researchers at Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, may sound like … Continue reading

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PBS’ ‘Nova’ gets into the Kickstarter spirit

Kickstarter has given a boost to science projects ranging from satellites to “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” but now it’s opening a new frontier for crowdfunding: “Nova” documentaries for public TV. Today marks the start of a 30-day “Make Science for All” campaign, … Continue reading

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