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Why the ‘Peculiar’ Stands Out in Our Memory

Memories that stick with us for a lifetime are those that fit in with a lot of other things we remember – but have a slightly weird twist. It’s this notion of ‘peculiarity’ that can help us understand what makes lasting memories.
19-Jun-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cybersecurity for Your Car

When you and your family are zooming along the freeway, the last thing you’re worried about is the security of your car’s computer systems. That’s one reason Ohio State University Associate Professor Emre Koksal devotes most of his time to...
15-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Widespread Snowmelt in West Antarctica During Unusually Warm Summer


An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Niño blew over the continent, an international group of researchers has determined.
14-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussion Effects Detailed on Microscopic Level

New research has uncovered details about subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion that could one day lead to improved treatment.
13-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Where Climate Change Is Most Likely to Induce Food Violence

While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country’s government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings.
8-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it’s stretching the definition of the word “planet.”
5-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Years Before Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Changes Detectable in Blood

Changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor five years before symptoms arise, new research has found.
30-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Big Star That Couldn’t Become a Supernova

For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang.
25-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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