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Erin

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Sugary handshakes are how cells talk to each other − understanding these name tags can clarify how the immune system works

Sugary handshakes are how cells talk to each other − understanding these name tags can clarify how the immune system works

Like the people they make up, cells communicate by bumping into one another and...

Technology
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Our robot harvests cotton by reaching out and plucking it, like a lizard’s tongue snatching flies

Our robot harvests cotton by reaching out and plucking it, like a lizard’s tongue snatching flies

Starting in the 1930s, cotton farmers in the U.S. shifted from manual labor to large,...

Technology
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AI ‘companions’ promise to combat loneliness, but history shows the dangers of one-way relationships

AI ‘companions’ promise to combat loneliness, but history shows the dangers of one-way relationships

The United States is in the grips of a loneliness epidemic: Since 2018, about half...

Science
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Flowers grown floating on polluted waterways can help clean up nutrient runoff and turn a profit

Flowers grown floating on polluted waterways can help clean up nutrient runoff and turn a profit

Nutrient runoff is a critical issue as urban areas expand, affecting the health...

Politics
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Ukraine recap: prospect of renewed US funding a boost for beleaguered Zelensky

Ukraine recap: prospect of renewed US funding a boost for beleaguered Zelensky

It’s appropriate, a fortnight out from the second anniversary of the full-scale...

Politics
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Why do Israelis and the rest of the world view the Gaza conflict so differently? And can this disconnect be overcome?

Why do Israelis and the rest of the world view the Gaza conflict so differently? And can this disconnect be overcome?

Hamas’ vicious attack on southern Israel on October 7 and Israel’s ruthless response...

Technology
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We designed wormlike, limbless robots that navigate obstacle courses − they could be used for search and rescue one day

We designed wormlike, limbless robots that navigate obstacle courses − they could be used for search and rescue one day

Scientists have been trying to build snakelike, limbless robots for decades

Health
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Candidates’ aging brains are factors in the presidential race − 4 essential reads

Candidates’ aging brains are factors in the presidential race − 4 essential reads

The leading contenders in the 2024 presidential election are two of the three oldest...

Technology
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Bringing AI up to speed – autonomous auto racing promises safer driverless cars on the road

Bringing AI up to speed – autonomous auto racing promises safer driverless cars on the road

The excitement of auto racing comes from split-second decisions and daring passes...

Technology
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Cult of the drone: At the two-year mark, UAVs have changed the face of war in Ukraine – but not outcomes

Cult of the drone: At the two-year mark, UAVs have changed the face of war in Ukraine – but not outcomes

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have been central to the war in Ukraine. Some...

Politics
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Vladimir Putin’s history war where truth is the first casualty

Vladimir Putin’s history war where truth is the first casualty

Putin began this two-hour interview with a lengthy monologue about the medieval...

Society
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State-owned energy companies are among the world’s most polluting – putting a price on carbon could help

State-owned energy companies are among the world’s most polluting – putting a price on carbon could help

Existing measures to cajole companies to decarbonise, with subsidies for renewable...

Politics
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Alexei Navalny: reported death of Putin’s most prominent opponent spells the end of politics in Russia

Alexei Navalny: reported death of Putin’s most prominent opponent spells the end of politics in Russia

Reports of the death of Russia’s most famous opposition leader, Alexei Navalny,...

Research
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Bacteria in your gut can improve your mood − new research in mice tries to zero in on the crucial strains

Bacteria in your gut can improve your mood − new research in mice tries to zero in on the crucial strains

Your gut microbiome contains trillions of a diverse range of bacteria, fungi and...

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Newborn gas planets may be surprisingly flat – new research

Newborn gas planets may be surprisingly flat – new research

A new planet starts its life in a rotating circle of gas and dust, a cradle known...

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