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Scientists are closing in on the root cause of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a diagnosis that describes a psychiatric illness characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality. It affects millions of people worldwide with prevalence estimates ranging between 0.5 and 1 percent. The underlying mechanisms for...

source: Dorothy L. Tengler
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We've long treated bacteria as the enemy. But it turns out that few of the germs we're constantly trying to kill with hand sanitizer actually cause disease — and the more bacteria we have on the whole, the better. So how do we get that healthy exposure to bacterial...

source: CityLab

Artists are all about exploring the world around them, delving into deep questions and asking audiences to think and be inspired. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that science often crosses paths with the art world. In fact, artists all over the world are heading to...

source: MakeUseOf

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is looking better and better as a potential abode for alien life. Chemical reactions that free up energy that could potentially support a biosphere have occurred — and perhaps still are occurring...


Biologists have created chicken embryos with dinosaur-like faces by tinkering with the molecules that build the birds' beaks. The research, details of which are published in Evolution, does not aim to engineer flocks of hybrid "dino-chickens" or to resurrect dinosaurs,...

source: Nature

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. Many of the stories are 150 years old. Twain wrote some...

source: The Guardian

One crisp day last March, Harvard professor John Kovac walked out of his office and into a taxicab that whisked him across town, to a building on the edge of the MIT campus. People were paying attention to...

source: Aeon


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