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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...

Climate-driven coastal flooding in the US likely to get worse suddenly

EnlargeOur warming planet is melting lots of ice and heating the waters of the oceans, creating a clear trend of rising oceans. In some areas...

Researchers rewire the genetics of E. coli, make it virus-proof

Enlarge / On the outside, these heavily engineered bacteria look no different from their normal peers. Raphael Gaillarde / Getty ImagesMany of the fundamental features...

Children of Chernobyl cleanup crew don’t have excess mutations

Enlarge / Trees grow near a former hospital in a town abandoned due to the Chernobyl disaster.Canvan Images / Getty ImagesChernobyl is generally recognized as...

Comparing the actual US grid to the one predicted 15 years ago

EnlargeVCG / Getty ImagesOn Monday, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Lab released a report entitled "Halfway to Zero," referring to a goal of a...

New wooden satellite is part advertising, part student project

EnlargeWISA WOODSATLate last year, we were extremely skeptical of reports regarding a plan for wooden satellites that seemed confused about what could be gained from...

Mouse embryos grow for days in culture, but the requirements are a bit nuts

Enlarge / A mouse embryo with the nervous system highlighted in blue.Lawrence Berkeley LabEmbryos start out as a single cell, and have to go from...

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