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New light shed on the people who built Stonehenge

Despite over a century of intense study, we still know very little about the people buried at Stonehenge or how they came to be there. Now, a new University of Oxford research collaboration, published in Nature Scientific Reports, suggests that a number of the people that were buried at the Wessex site had moved with and likely transported the [...] Read more

Artificial intelligence system created at UNC-Chapel Hill designs drugs from scratch

An artificial-intelligence approach created at Carolina could help bring new drugs to patients quicker. |SOURCE| An artificial-intelligence approach created at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy can teach itself to design new drug molecules from scratch and has the potential to dramatically accelerate the [...] Read more

Titanium dioxide as a nanoscale sensor of mechanical stress

Scientists from EPFL, Germany and France have revealed a new property of the cheap and abundant material anatase titanium dioxide, which promises applications as a medium for room-temperature nanosensors of mechanical stress with an optical read-out. |SOURCE| Measuring mechanical stress in the nano-world is a major challenge in materials science [...] Read more

Genetics shed light on symbiosis of anglerfish and glowing bacteria

Anglerfish live most of their lives in total darkness more than 1,000 meters below the ocean surface. Female anglerfish sport a glowing lure on top of their foreheads, basically a pole with a light bulb on its end, where bioluminescent bacteria live. The light-emitting lure attracts both prey and potential mates to the fish. |SOURCE| But little is [...] Read more

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