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Each year during the holiday season, soup kitchens and charities alike are flooded with offers to volunteer. But is a donation of your time most beneficial... more
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For the first time, scientists can record cells communicating in real time, opening the floodgates for new developments in cell therapy and other areas within cell biology. more
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Setting the standard for machine learning  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
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Atmospheric rivers getting warmer along U.S. West Coast  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Most of the West Coast of the United States relies on a healthy winter snowpack to provide water through the dry summer months. But when precipitation falls as rain rather than snow,... more
Study finds people prefer to donate time—even when charities lose out  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
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U.S honeybees had the worst winter die-off in more than a decade  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
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From rain to flood  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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