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Plot twist: Mitochondrial DNA can come from both parents

The vast majority of our DNA—the chromosomes in the nucleus of each cell—is just what you’d expect: a mix of...

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The ‘Geno-Economists’ Say DNA Can Predict Our Chances of Success

In 1999, a trio of economists emerged from a conference at the University of California, Los Angeles, squinting without...

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Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts

Behind a thin white veil separating his makeshift lab from joggers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor...

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Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

Wi-Fi fills our world with radio waves. In your home, in the office, and increasingly on city streets, humans are...

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Molecule capable of halting and reverting Parkinson’s neurodegeneration identified

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common incurable neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s...

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Why your brain is hardwired to be bad at economics – and how to fix it

DURING the last US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton both promised to “protect”...

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A cyborg cockroach could someday save your life

A tiny neuro-controller created by researchers at the University of Connecticut could provide more precise control of...

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Genes are key to academic success, study suggests

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much...

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How we judge personality from faces depends on our beliefs about how personality works

NYU researchers tested how much we believe different traits co-occur in other people’s personalities–for...

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The $250 Biohack That’s Revolutionizing Life With Diabetes

When her daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8, Kate Farnsworth stopped sleeping through the...

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