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  1. 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for a New Way of Building Molecules

    Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless share the Nobel prize for discovering an easy way to “click” molecular building blocks together


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  2. Nobel Winner Svante Pääbo Discovered the Neandertal in Our Genes

    Geneticist Pääbo reconstructed the genome of long-extinct human relatives, showing we have more in common with Neandertals than previously thought


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    Can God Be Proved Mathematically?

    Some mathematicians have sought a logical proof for the existence of God. Here’s what they discovered


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  4. Explorers of Quantum Entanglement Win 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics

    Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work using entangled photons to test the quantum foundations of reality


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  5. Discoveries about Ancient Human Evolution Win 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medic

    Svante Pääbo’s work on sequencing the DNA of Neandertals and Denisovans, which won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, revealed surprising interbreeding among human...
  6. How People Rate Pizza, Jobs and Relationships Is Surprisingly Predictive of Their Beh

    Researchers are perplexed as to why inner feelings about life and love predict our actions better than the best social science


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  7. Statistics Are Being Abused, but Mathematicians Are Fighting Back

    An expert explains how numbers can mislead and what she’s doing to help people understand them better


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  8. The Milky Way's Spiral Arms May Have Carved Earth's Continents

    A controversial new theory suggests the Milky Way galaxy’s arms sent comets hurtling toward early Earth, where impacts built new continental crust


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  9. For 'The First Lady of Engineering,' Freedom Meant Facing Down Racism and Sexism ...

    Yvonne Y. Clark, known as Y.Y. throughout her career, had a lifetime of groundbreaking achievements as a Black female mechanical engineer. In the second episode of the newest season of the Lost Women...
  10. Everything You Need to Know about Polio in the U.S.

    People fully vaccinated against polio have little to fear


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  11. How Hurricane Season Went from Quiet to a 'Powder Keg'

    For nearly two months, the Atlantic had no hurricane activity. Then September arrived with a flurry of storms


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  12. Giraffes vs. Blue Whales vs. Dinosaurs: Contest Reveals Which One Builds Its Nervous

    One megafauna extends its nerve fibers at an astonishing rate of five centimeters per day


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  13. The Government is Racing to Put Your Toilet Under Surveillance--For a Good Reason

    A relatively new type of snooping—we will call it poop snooping—could help us all react more quickly to new coronavirus variants or to future pandemics.


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  14. How to Protect Puerto Rico's Power Grid from Hurricanes

    Energy experts say localized solar plants could strengthen Puerto Rico’s dangerously fragile grid


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  15. Extra Hard Space Diamonds May Have Formed in an Ancient Cosmic Collision

    A new formation method for rare “lonsdaleite” diamonds may illuminate a better way to produce them on Earth


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  16. Dementia in Prison Is Turning into an Epidemic: The U.S. Penal System Is Badly Unprep

    Older prisoners will make up a third of the prison population in a decade, and many of them will develop dementia


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  17. NASA's DART Spacecraft Successfully Smacks a Space Rock--Now What?

    The DART spacecraft has purposefully crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos, hopefully changing its orbit by a few minutes, in a milestone test of future planetary defense techniques


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  18. Oceans' Worth of Water Hidden Deep in Earth, Ultra Rare Diamond Suggests

    A diamond contains the only known sample of a mineral from Earth’s mantle—and hints at oceans’ worth of water hidden deep within our planet


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  19. New Execution Method Touted as More 'Humane,' but Evidence Is Lacking

    A legal battle over nitrogen hypoxia, a new potential method of execution, raises ethical questions


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  20. The Purpose of Dolphins' Mysterious Brain Net May Finally Be Understood

    Dolphins and whales experience a lot of pressure while swimming, and a “wonderful net” of blood vessels may protect their brain, new research shows


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  21. Quantum Physics Titans Win Breakthrough Prize

    This year’s Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics honors some of the pioneers of quantum information science


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  22. Sparkly Image of Neptune's Rings Comes into View from JWST

    See a stunning new view of Neptune’s rings and oddball moon Triton from the James Webb Space Telescope


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  23. The First Lady of Engineering: Lost Women of Science Podcast, Season 3, Episode 1

    Yvonne Y. Clark, known as Y.Y. throughout her career, had a lifetime of groundbreaking achievements as a Black female mechanical engineer. The third season of the Lost Women of Science podcast begins...
  24. People of Color with Long COVID Face Uphill Battle to Be Heard

    Medical discrimination and a lack of data make it difficult for people of color to get help for post-COVID problems


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  25. JWST's First Exoplanet Images Forecast a Bright Future

    The James Webb Space Telescope’s snapshots of a giant world orbiting another star show that the observatory is performing even better than expected and that its best exoplanet images are yet to...
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