Prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain

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Global survey finds that unclear publishing policies place an additional burden on many scientists who don’t speak English as a first language

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Human History, In One Chart

November 8, 2018

Almost all the gains in human wellbeing in history happened since the Industrial Revolution

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A tragic snapshot of the opioid crisis. The pricing and availability of drugs — legal and illegal — illuminate how markets chase profits and reward innovation

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Nothing so alters a person as learning you have a terminal illness

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Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously estimated, according to a new analysis published in GENETICS

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“This is a beautifully elegant system that puts genes into plants, that causes negative effects. Why can’t we turn this system upside down, and use it to deliver positive traits into plants?” Bextine says

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Built from the bottom up, synthetic cells and other creations are starting to come together and could soon test the boundaries of life

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