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What Trick or Treating Teaches Us About Human Nature

Psychology lessons from Yale study on trick or treaters using Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Halloween studies by Dan Ariely, Ed Diener

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Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities

Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.

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Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities

Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.

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The Word "Million" Didn't Exist Until We Needed It – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

I would cut off my right hand if you find it.” That was the guarantee retired Columbia history lecturer Jens Ulff-Møller made…

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Chemical complexity promises improved structural alloys for next-gen nuclear energy

Designing alloys to withstand extreme environments is a fundamental challenge for materials scientists. Energy from radiation can create imperfections in alloys, so researchers in an Energy Frontier Research Center led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating ways to design structural materials that develop fewer, smaller flaws under irradiation. The key, they report in the journal Nature Communications, is exploiting the complexity that is present when alloys are made with equal amounts of up to four different metallic elements.

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Decibel Therapeutics Gets Funding to Develop Hearing-loss Therapies

Decibel Therapeutics received $52 million in Series A financing from Third Rock Ventures and Glaxo, to develop and discover new medicines to protect repair and restore hearing. Bioscience Technology chatted with scientific co-founder M. Charles Liberman, Ph.D. about exciting new developments that will help push hearing restoration therapies from the bench to the clinic.

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Ancient wild ox genome reveals complex cow ancestry

The ancestry of domesticated cattle proves more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published today in the open access journal Genome Biology. The first nuclear genome sequence from an ancient wild ox reveals that some modern domestic cow breeds, including the Scottish Highland and Irish Kerry, had wild ancestors that were British, as well as Asian.

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Researchers develop new method for scaling up quantum devices

(Phys.org)-When it comes to fabricating complex quantum devices, one limitation is the number of wires available on the measurement systems that the quantum devices are built on. Typically, controlling just three or four quantum dots requires about 20 wires, which is the limit of many systems. In a new study, engineers have devised a method that in principle can control 14 quantum dots using 19 wires. This improvement provides a way to build larger arrays of quantum devices, which could be useful for scaling up quantum computers and quantum information processing systems.