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Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according ...

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Lessons from California Mudslides: Science’s Credibility Is At Stake

For applied scientists—that intrepid cadre who get their hands dirty in the sometimes dangerous world beyond the ivory tower, participating in difficult decisions with little time and major consequences—getting the right answer is only half the battle. The other half is successfully explaining what they’ve found, and what it means. ...

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Trump Withdraws U.S. From ‘One-Sided’ Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump Withdraws U.S. From ‘One-Sided’ Iran Nuclear Deal Video President Trump said pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal sends a message that “the United States no longer makes empty threats.”Published OnMay 8, 2018CreditImage by Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was ...

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What Ecologists Can Learn From Memes

This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A meme of two angry men recently stampeded across the internet. It’s a scene from the reality show American Chopper, broken out into stacked panels, like a comic strip. The still images are pulled from a scene in which ...

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Climate policy, carbon emissions from permafrost

Controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades could substantially reduce the consequences of carbon releases from thawing permafrost during the next 300 years, according to a new paper published this week in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. Conversely, climate policy that results in little or no effort ...

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U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Advertisement FRANKFURT — South Korea made an impassioned appeal to the American secretary of defense and national security adviser, reminding them of its role trying to defang North Korea. Europe pointed out that it was, in fact, a longstanding military ally of the United States. But it was Australia that ...

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