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RNA combination therapy for lung cancer offers promise for personalized medicine

Researchers improve therapeutic response in clinically relevant model of lung-tumor growth.
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Inspired readings

Meet MIT professor Arthur Bahr, a former figure skater who makes medieval literature come alive.
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The Inverse Square

Republicans Got Nothing…

So they cheat: The National Republican Congressional Committee, which came under fire earlier this year for a deceptive series of fake Democratic candidate websites that it later changed after public outcry, has launched a new set of deceptive websites, this time designed to look like local news sources. The NRCC has created about two dozen […]
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Watch this Origami-inspired Robot Fold Up and Walk Away

Using the same flexible plastic sheets that children use to make Shrinky Dinks, researchers at MIT and Harvard have devised a robot that can assemble itself—and then walk away on its own. The unique little ‘bots come to life by combining the principles of origami, the Japanese paper-folding art, and electrical engineering. The body is [...]
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Finding a piece of the proton-spin puzzle

Particle physicists measure the spin contribution of the proton’s antiquark.
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The Inverse Square

And the Internet Shall Make Us Free, Gender Equity Division

I have a friend in the science writing game (many actually; I’m a wealthy man that way).  This particular friend has built a career out of writing about physics, mostly, along with a bit of math,* all with a truly distinct style, voice, and stance.  The work begins from the true premise: physics and the […]
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Does Religion Boost Happiness? Ask an Economist

Religion and happiness are difficult concepts to wrestle into a data set, but in what Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner praised as a “great teaching sequence,” MIT economist Jonathan Gruber ’87 recently walked listeners through his methodology for doing just that. The podcast attempted to answer the question of whether religion makes people happier—a topic [...]
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