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U.S. House passes controversial bill on NSF research

February 11, 2016

Depending on whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, passage of the Scientific Research in the National Interest Act (HR 3293) is either a simple reminder that federal dollars should be spent wisely, or an

The profound power of loneliness

February 08, 2016

Cacioppo has spent nearly three decades exploring the social nature of the human brain, working to find the mechanisms behind traits such as loneliness, empathy, synchrony and emotional contagion.

'Embryo' planet plowed into Earth, creating moon ... and stayed

February 07, 2016

Scientists already know that roughly 4.5 billion years ago planet Earth was violently smacked into by another mass—Theia, a so-called "planetary embryo" that was still forming and m

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