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NEUROSCIENCE

 

An Ethical Future for Brain Organoids Takes Shape

By JORDANA CEPELEWICZ

Collaborations in progress between ethicists and biologists seek to head off challenges raised by lab-grown "organoids" as they become increasingly similar to human brain tissue.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2017)

 

Mini-Brains Go Modular

By JOHN RENNIE 

Looking to create a good living replica of a human brain? Your best hope may be to grow "organoid" components that can assemble themselves together for you.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2017)
 

The Oldest Mini-Brains Have Lifelike Young Cells

By JORDANA CEPELEWICZ 

"Organoid" brain tissue models grown in a lab for two years can help scientists study a critical period of development. 

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

How Pi Connects Colliding Blocks to a Quantum Search Algorithm

By GRANT SANDERSON

A curious physicist has discovered an unexpected link between theoretical block collisions and a famed quantum search algorithm.

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QUANTUM COMPUTING(2018)
 

Quantum Algorithms Struggle Against Old Foe: Clever Computers

By ARIEL BLEICHER

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Q&A
 

Secrets of Math From the Bee Whisperer

By SUSAN D'AGOSTINO

As Scarlett Howard taught honeybees to do arithmetic, they showed her how fundamental numbers might be to all brains.

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GENETICS(2014)

 

In Bees, a Hunt for Roots of Social Behavior

By EMILY SINGER

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THE JOY OF X
 

Priya Natarajan on Black Holes and Mapping the Universe

Podcast hosted by STEVEN STROGATZ

Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, speaks about her lifelong fascinations, including black holes, mapping the universe and early personal computers.

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Q&A(2019)
 

An Astrophysicist Who Maps the Universe's Terra Incognita

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

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INSIGHTS PUZZLE
 

Solution: 'Natural Law and Elegant Math'

By PRADEEP MUTALIK

While mathematics gives us elegant explanations for many physical phenomena, real-world situations often require us to scramble through dense numerical thickets. 

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