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Article ID: 711613

Weapons Trade Reveals a Darker Side to Dark Web

Michigan State University

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there’s an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate how firearms are anonymously bought and sold around the world.

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19-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 711552

Rethinking the Pivot: New Perspectives on Startup Gospel

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Like their predecessors throughout history, many now-iconic companies have changed trajectories — or pivoted — before achieving success. While relentless pivoting has become part of the startup gospel, new perspectives have started to emerge.

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19-Apr-2019 8:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 711614

Cassini’s last Titan flyby reveals deep methane lakes, Earth-like cycles

Cornell University

By examining data from the Cassini spacecraft’s last close encounter with Saturn’s moon Titan, scientists have found that its methane-filled lakes are up to 300 feet deep, much deeper than previously thought.

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19-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711611

Comic Series Brings Science to Life

University of Georgia

A new series of comic books - in Spanish and English - helps kids understand complex scientific processes and ideas

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19-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711393

Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication

University of Vermont

The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers from the University of Vermont and the University of St. Andrews have discovered the dolphins actually are social and can make hundreds of different sounds, a finding that could help uncover how communication evolved in marine mammals.

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16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    19-Apr-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 711348

Video Plus Brochure Helps Patients Make Lung Cancer Scan Decision

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients’ knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo the scan more than the informational brochure alone, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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16-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711602

Three Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC San Francisco cancer biologist Alan Ashworth, PhD, structural biologist Yifan Cheng, PhD, and molecular physiologist Holly Ingraham, PhD, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711604

Researchers Identify a New Therapeutic Target for Glioblastoma and Other Cancers

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

UCSF researchers have discovered that STAG2 – a gene commonly mutated in several human cancers – plays an essential role in DNA replication, revealing potential mechanisms for therapeutically targeting glioblastoma and other cancers.

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18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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