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Curtains for the Pallid Sturgeon

Pallid sturgeons, which can reach six feet long and live 60 years, flourished for eons [...]

10 Things We’ve Learned About Learning

Technology has pushed education in good and bad directions. Photo courtesy of One Laptop Per [...]

How to grow inorganic functional nanomaterials—quantum dots—in the nucleus of live cells

From left to right, the fluorescence images of the QDs, the fluorescence images of the [...]

Tasty Brazil Nuts Stun Harvesters and Scientists

A single pod of brazil nuts can just about fit in a man’s hand. But [...]

AI algorithm keeps a mile-long particle accelerator healthy

An artificial intelligence algorithm monitors individual subsystems (left) and accelerator output (right). When output and [...]

Watch live! The total solar eclipse has begun over North America.

The long-awaited total solar eclipse of 2024 has begun — and you can watch NASA’s [...]

What the Rhythm of a Maned Wolf’s Heart Reveals

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Spindly legs and thick, red fur have earned [...]

Simple technique ushers in long-sought class of semiconductors

Discovery of a new superlattice structure exhibiting the anisotropic Hall effect. (a) Anisotropic Hall effect. [...]