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China to stop building coal plants in developing nations

Enlarge / Coal plants at the end of the line?Ryan Pyle / Getty ImagesChinese President Xi Jinping used his speech to the United Nations General...

Globally, climate change drives a willingness to change lifestyles

Enlarge / Climate change is increasing the incidence of extreme rainfall, ensuring that more people are going to directly notice its effects.SYLVAIN THOMAS / Getty...

Fact-checking works to undercut misinformation in many countries

EnlargeGordon Jolly / FlickrIn the wake of the flood of misinformation that's drowning the US, lots of organizations have turned to fact-checks. Many newsrooms set...

Investor overconfidence linked to selective memory

Enlargehttps://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/trader-works-in-front-of-a-board-displaying-germanys-share-news-photo/1234893457?adppopup=trueThere's extensive academic literature on the risks faced by investors who are overly confident of their ability to beat the market. They tend to trade...

RNA vaccines seem to produce very different antibody levels

Enlarge / A phlebotomist draws blood meant for antibody testing.Frederic J. Brown / Getty ImagesWe've tended to treat the RNA-based vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech...

Researchers announce the smallest exoplanet discovered yet

Enlarge / This artist’s impression shows L 98-59b, one of the planets in the L 98-59 system 35 light-years away. ESO/M. KornmesserMost of the exoplanets...

Indiana University wins in suit over its mask, vaccine mandates

Enlarge / Early in the pandemic, Indiana University sent its students home to protect them from infection.SOPA Images/Getty ImagesOn Monday, the Court of Appeals for...

Mergers, twists, and pentagons: The architecture of honeycombs

EnlargeBees manage some impressive feats. They not only remember the location of good food sources, but they're able to communicate this information to their peers....

Google details its protein-folding software, academics offer an alternative

EnlargeUniversity of WashingtonThanks to the development of DNA-sequencing technology, it has become trivial to obtain the sequence of bases that encode a protein and translate...

Quantum-computing startup Rigetti to offer modular processors

Enlarge / It may look nearly featureless, but it's meant to contain 80 qubits.Rigetti ComputingA quantum-computing startup announced Tuesday that its future quantum processor designs...

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