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Brain Tech Projects Get $46 Million in Funding

Developing wearable brain scanners and devising tools to watch a brain’s signaling chemicals in real time are among the 58 research projects that now have funding, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today (Sept. 30). These and other projects … Continue reading

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Ape See, Ape Do: Chimps Learn Skills from Each Other

Scientists may have recorded chimpanzees learning skills from each other in the wild for the first time, according to a new study. The finding supports the idea that humanity’s closest living relatives can pass on culture and customs just as … Continue reading

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Ebola Update: 1st Case Diagnosed in the US

A patient in Texas is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient had previously traveled to West Africa, a region that is currently experiencing … Continue reading

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Obama’s BRAIN initiative awards $46 million in grants

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama’s $100 million initiative to unlock … Continue reading

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Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows. The remote archipelagos of East Polynesia were among the last habitable places on Earth that humans were able to … Continue reading

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Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows. The remote archipelagos of East Polynesia were among the last habitable places on Earth that humans were able to … Continue reading

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New Basis Peak Is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Smartwatch

A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November, the company announced today (Sept. 29). Some notable differences … Continue reading

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New Basis Peak Is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Smartwatch

A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November, the company announced today (Sept. 29). Some notable differences … Continue reading

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China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting … Continue reading

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China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting … Continue reading

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