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The branch of life we barely know about

“The discovery of the CPR [Candidate Phyla Radiation] superphylum was (and remains) one of the most remarkable developments in our growing realization that the genetic diversity of the microbial world is unimaginably vast.” It’s thought to contain a quarter of […]

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Can Twitter save science?

This is a must-read for anyone with an interest in science who doesn’t already know all the gory details of its troubles. “This week, here are three intertwined stories about positional scarcity from this strange world: 1. How an “indentured […]

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A tiny brain implant wakes monkeys from comas

“…[T]he Wisconsin team used much smaller electrodes to precisely target the central lateral thalamus. They also designed the electrodes to match this region’s shape. When they flipped on the stimulation, it had an immediate effect on the monkeys.” | learn more

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Time for the human screenome project

“To understand how people use digital media, researchers need to move beyond screen time and capture everything we do and see on our screens.” Probably true, but yikes! Also, fun play on the name of the Human Genome Project. | learn more