In southern Brazil humans caused forest expansion between 1410 and 900 BP

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How the gene behind Huntington’s disease could be neutralized

Antisense oligonucleotides are providing researchers and patients with fresh hope of targeting the condition’s genetic cause. | Continue reading


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Calculating with light using a chip-scale all-optical abacus

Computing approaches in the optical domain would allow for ultra-fast signaling and ultra-high bandwidth capabilities. Here, Feldmann et al. demonstrate a photonic abacus, which provides multistate compute-and store operation by integrating phase-change materials with nanophotoni … | Continue reading


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Money for nothing: the truth about universal basic income

Several projects are testing the idea of doling out funds that people can use however they want. | Continue reading


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Innovative zero-emissions power plant begins battery of tests

Start-up firm NET Power is developing a new approach to capturing and storing carbon. | Continue reading


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Addressing the minimum fleet problem in on-demand urban mobility

An optimal computationally efficient solution to the problem of finding the minimum taxi fleet size using a vehicle-sharing network is presented. | Continue reading


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Scalable and accurate deep learning with electronic health records

Artificial intelligence outperforms traditional statistical models at predicting a range of clinical outcomes from a patient’s entire raw electronic health record (EHR). A team led by Alvin Rajkomar and Eyal Oren from Google in Mountain View, California, USA, developed a data pro … | Continue reading


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Defend the Integrity of Physics: Nature News and Comment

Attempts to exempt speculative theories of the Universe from experimental verification undermine science, argue George Ellis and Joe Silk. | Continue reading


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Muons: the little-known particles helping to probe the impenetrable

The ubiquitous particles are helping to map the innards of pyramids and volcanoes, and spot missing nuclear waste. | Continue reading


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More than one way to induce a neuron

Seventy-six pairs of transcription factors can induce mouse connective-tissue cells to adopt a neuron-like identity in vitro. This discovery provides insights into both neuronal development and cell reprogramming. | Continue reading


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How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer

The intestinal microbiome seems to influence how well some cancer drugs work. But is the science ripe for clinical trials? | Continue reading


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When Antibiotics turn Toxic

Commonly prescribed drugs called fluoroquinolones cause rare, disabling side effects. Researchers are struggling to work out why. | Continue reading


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Chinese Satellite Launch Kicks Off Ambitious Mission to Moon’s Far Side

The Queqiao probe will act a data-relay station for the country’s future Chang'e-4 lander. | Continue reading


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Antarctic seals recruited to measure effects of climate change

Animals equipped with special sensors collect data that could be used to sharpen climate models' projections of rising seas. | Continue reading


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Planning chemical syntheses with deep neural networks and symbolic AI

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Customers put off electric cars … by electric-car sales staff

Electric cars are gaining ground fast but face fossil-fuel favouritism in the showroom. | Continue reading


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Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread

Sweden is latest country to hold out on journal subscriptions, while negotiators share tactics to broker new deals with publishers. | Continue reading


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Hawaii volcano eruption holds clues to predicting similar events elsewhere

Scientists scramble to analyze data from Kilauea, which shot ash 9 kilometres into the atmosphere. | Continue reading


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Experimental drugs poised for use in Ebola outbreak

International health organizations are in discussions with the Democratic Republic of Congo about how and whether to deploy treatments in addition to a vaccine. | Continue reading


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US government considers charging for popular Earth-observing data

Images from Landsat satellites and agricultural-survey programme are freely available to scientists — but for how long? | Continue reading


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Cancer-killing viruses show promise

Encouraging trial results spur interest from researchers and drug giants. | Continue reading


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Physicists make first 3D measurements of proton’s internal structure

High-energy experiments reveal the balanced pressure distribution behind the particle's stability. | Continue reading


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FABRICA

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Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues

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The pressure distribution inside the proton

Measurements of the quark pressure distribution in the proton reveal a strong repulsive pressure near the proton’s centre (stronger than the pressure in neutron stars) and a binding pressure at greater distances. | Continue reading


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Smarter Higher IQ means fewer connections between neurones

Previous studies suggest that individual differences in intelligence correlate with circuit complexity and dendritic arborization in the brain. Here the authors use NODDI, a diffusion MRI technique, to confirm that neurite density and arborization are inversely related to measure … | Continue reading


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A Potential Cure for the Common Cold

A designer compound stops rhinoviruses in their tracks. | Continue reading


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Phase-change materials for non-volatile photonic applications

Materials whose optical properties can be reconfigured are crucial for photonic applications such as optical memories. Phase-change materials offer such utility and here recent progress is reviewed. | Continue reading


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Top 100 in Physics

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Neuromorphic photonic networks using silicon photonic weight banks [pdf]

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Neuromorphic photonic networks using silicon photonic weight banks

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Nonreciprocal reconfigurable microwave optomechanical circuit [pdf]

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Phase-change devices for simultaneous optical-electrical applications [pdf]

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Multipurpose silicon photonics signal processor core [pdf]

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On-chip wireless silicon photonics [pdf]

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Reconfigurable systems for multifunctional electronics [pdf]

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An electrically reconfigurable logic gate enabled by spin-orbit materials [pdf]

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The future of electronics based on memristive systems [pdf]

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Memristors: Multiplication on the edge [pdf]

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Mirrors made of a single atomic layer [pdf]

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How to save the high seas

As the United Nations prepares a historic treaty to protect the oceans, scientists highlight what’s needed for success. | Continue reading


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What Is Consciousness? [pdf]

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What does dopamine mean?

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The memristor revisited [pdf]

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Prefrontal cortex as a meta-reinforcement learning system

Humans and other mammals are prodigious learners, partly because they also ‘learn how to learn’. Wang and colleagues present a new theory showing how learning to learn may arise from interactions between prefrontal cortex and the dopamine system. | Continue reading


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When the electricity (and the lights) go out: transient changes in excitability

Natural or artificially induced electrical activity changes can alter ion balance so as to briefly influence firing. An optogenetics study delineates one mechanism: Cl− shifts causing seconds-long excitability changes after silencing. | Continue reading


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A programmable closed-loop recording and stimulating wireless system [pdf]

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The Complexity of Coffee

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