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Make No Mistake, Revenge Is (Bitter)Sweet, Study Confirms

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New research from Washington University in St. Louis is adding a twist to the science of revenge, showing that our love-hate relationship with this dark desire is indeed a mixed bag, making us feel both good and bad, for reasons we might not expect.
29-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineers to Use Cyborg Insects as Biorobotic Sensing Machines

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A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used in homeland security applications.
28-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Happens When You Steam a Planet?

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Numerical models show hot, rocky exoplanets can change their chemistry by vaporizing rock-forming elements in steam atmospheres that are then partially lost to space.
27-Jun-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Memory Loss Caused by West Nile Virus Explained

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Many West Nile encephalitis survivors suffer long-term neurological problems such as memory loss. New research from Washington University School of Medicine shows that the patients’ own immune systems may have destroyed parts of their neurons, and...
22-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Marriage Not a Protective Mechanism Among Low-Income Urban Women

Marriage may not be the protective mechanism it was thought to be when it comes to poverty and child well-being among low-income urban young women, particularly those who have experienced trauma, finds a new study from Washington University in St....
21-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Controlling Light: New Protection for Photosynthetic Organisms

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Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a previously unknown strategy photosynthetic organisms use to protect themselves from the dangers of excessive light, providing further insight into photosynthesis and opening up new...
20-Jun-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Trick for Controlling Emission Direction in Microlasers

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Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found a way to give photons, or light packets, their marching orders.
17-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

XMT 2016: World’s Top Memory Athletes to Compete June 24-26

Two dozen of the world’s best memory athletes will battle head-to-head for their share of $75,000 prize money as the Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT-2016) returns to  the headquarters of San Diego-based Dart NeuroScience June 24-26.Sponsored by...
17-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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