In online Harvard talk, Bill Gates warns of environmental perils

In an online Harvard Science Book Talk, philanthropist Bill Gates warns of environmental perils ahead and offers a plan to combat them.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
yesterday ~7 min

US Scientists Announce First Successful Clone of Endangered Animal

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~3 min

Understanding how evolution shaped the insect visual system

Harvard researchers develop in vitro method for probing what colors an insect sees.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
yesterday ~8 min

An aggressive market-driven model for US fusion power development

National Academies study says fusion can help decarbonize US energy, calls for public-private approach to pilot plant operation by 2035-40.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
yesterday ~9 min

Basic cell health systems wear down in Huntington’s disease, analysis shows

A new computational approach for analyzing complex datasets shows that as disease progresses, neurons and astrocytes lose the ability to maintain homeostasis.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
yesterday ~6 min

Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~9 min

Data transfer system connects silicon chips with a hair’s-width cable

The advance could improve energy efficiency of data centers and lighten the load for electronics-rich vehicles.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~5 min

Facebook Removes News Ban in Australia

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 23, 2021 ~4 min

Sleep may be how the brain ties emotions to memory

Research in mice suggests that during sleep, neurons are busy connecting emotions like fear to memory. The finding may shed light on PTSD and anxiety.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Fight or flight? Why individuals react as they do

Political science graduate student Aidan Milliff finds differences in how people in similar situations respond to threats of violence.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Feb. 23, 2021 ~8 min