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Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Brain Area Linked to High-Risk Behavior

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Monkeys who learned how to gamble have helped researchers pinpoint an area of the brain key to one’s willingness to make risky decisions.

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13-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Where Martian Dust Comes From

Johns Hopkins University

The dust that coats much of the surface of Mars originates largely from a single thousand-kilometer-long geological formation near the Red Planet’s equator,

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24-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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What Would Your Dog Do to Help If You Were Upset? Quite a Bit, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins University

Dogs are thought to be very aware of people’s emotions, but if a pup’s owner was really upset, would it actually go out of its way to offer help and comfort? Some not only will, but they’ll also overcome obstacles in a hurry to do it.

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17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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JHU Project Aims to Save Millions by Reducing Solar Power Forecast Errors

Johns Hopkins University

Although the popularity of solar energy has surged, the unpredictability of a weather-dependent technology has kept even more people from embracing it. A new project hopes to change that by improving our ability to forecast sunshine and backup power needs.

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23-Jul-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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New ‘E-Dermis’ Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands

Johns Hopkins University

Engineers have created an electronic skin that, when layered on top of prosthetic hands, can restore a sense of touch through the fingertips.

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20-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    12-Jun-2018 4:00 AM EDT

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Urban Violence Can Hurt Test Scores Even for Kids Who Don’t Experience It

Johns Hopkins University

Children who attend school with many kids from violent neighborhoods can earn significantly lower test scores than peers with classmates from safer areas.

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7-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT

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Evidence for a New Property of Quantum Matter Revealed

Johns Hopkins University

A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab.

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11-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 694494

New Computational Strategy Designed for More Personalized Cancer Treatment

Johns Hopkins University

Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient.

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14-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT

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