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Biomedicine

The Rogue Immune Cells That Wreck the Brain

Beth Stevens thinks she has solved a mystery behind brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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Business

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Innovation strategies

A Space Mission to the Gravitational Focus of the Sun

NASA says it could study features the size of Central Park on distant exoplanets by using the sun as a giant gravity lens.

Machine learning

Is the Chatbot Trend One Big Misunderstanding?

China’s messaging services show that conversational interfaces are not always desirable.

Innovation strategies

Amazon Prime or Amazon Redline?

Amazon’s same-day delivery service skirts many predominantly minority neighborhoods, raising a familiar charge that tech-company business imperatives can result in de facto digital inequality.

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Computing

From the latest smartphones to advances in quantum computing, the hardware behind today's digital age is rapidly changing.

Water technologies

Video: Filtering Drinking Water with Nanofibers

This water bottle filter, made from nanofibers, can reduce water-borne diseases.

Fossil fuel transition

How Drones Can Give a Boost to Biofuels

The U.S. is funding research to breed better sorghum plants using sensor-laden drones and data mining.

Novel therapeutics

Is There a Fountain of Youth in Our DNA?

Study of exceptionally healthy old people fails to trace their well-being to specific genes.