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When Distant Galaxies Light Up: Modeling a Cosmic Slurp
A montage of images shows the evolution of a white dwarf star as it is being disrupted by a massive black hole.
April 10th, 2014
Researchers employ supercomputers to understand and predict black holes swallowing stars.
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LGBT Youth Struggle Worldwide, Researcher Seeks Remedy
lgbt youth rights, human nature
February 28th, 2014
Developmental psychologist Ryan Watson uses research from the U.S. and Norway to help improve the daily lives of LGBT youth.
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Radical Method Uses Cells to Fight Brain Tumors
April 1st, 2014
Radically modified cells could transport anticancer drugs to a tumor.
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Walking Can Recharge the Spirit, But What About Our Phones?
Wearable generator, self-charging backpack
February 27th, 2014
Wearable generators can supply portable, clean energy for powering our mobile devices.
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Fish Aglow: Hidden Colors In The Sea
Chain catshark
January 8th, 2014
More than 180 species of marine fish have been discovered to glow using biofluorescence.
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Microbubbles Smuggle Drugs Transdermally
Liposomes using microbubbles could be an option for drug delivery for many reasons.
December 3rd, 2013
Drexel researchers use ultrasound to deliver customized medication through the skin.
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Belly Up to the Bamboo Buffet: Pandas vs. Horses
pandas and horses, eating
March 21st, 2014
2014 is the year of Year of the Horse in China. But pandas, it turns out, aren't celebrating.
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Behind Sochi: The Science of the Winter Olympics
Shani Davis skating technology
February 12th, 2014
A new video series gives a unique science and engineering perspective on the Olympics.
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How History Shaped the Global Mathematician
the 4th U.S. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower
December 20th, 2013
Michael Barany has been researching the history of modern mathematics in Paris.
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