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Beyond Pavlov

Artificial intelligence researchers and neurobiologists share data on how we sort our options and make decisions

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Spoon with pomogranate seeds.

The ‘right’ diet

Discovery of entirely new class of enzymes could one day lead to bespoke diets, therapeutics

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David Liu.

A crisper CRISPR

Fewer off-target edits and greater targeting scope bring gene editing technology closer to treating human diseases

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Illustration of an ear getting sound signals.

Hidden hearing loss revealed

Two biomarkers of brain function can measure the ability to follow conversations in noisy environments

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People dancing.

Jeté into an ionic bond

How graduate student Frederick Moss choreographs a life in science and art

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Illustration of double helix and test tube.

The next decade in science

Wyss Institute researchers predict the biggest scientific advances of the 2020s

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Engraving of a spine.

Backbone of success

In a first, researchers unveil stem cell models of human spine development

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Little girl getting haircut.

New hope for sensory calm

Novel approach to treating tactile hypersensitivity in patients with autism-spectrum disorders

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Illustration of stars in space.

The giant in our stars

Interconnected stellar nurseries form the largest gaseous structure ever observed in the Milky Way galaxy

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Power play

‘High Sees’ architect reasserts how play can impact mental, social development

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Words alphabets in scattered wood letters on the table.

The power of positive phrasing

Findings framed as ‘promising,’ ‘novel,’ ‘unique’ — used more often by male researchers — are likelier to be cited

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Who’s that girl?

Research suggests men’s ability to recognize famous females depends on their country’s degree of gender equity

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