New quantum-classical algorithm brings nuclear magnetic resonance readings closer to “near-term” quantum computing.
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African grey parrot Griffin shows off his brain power, making students doubt their own.
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Bee health experts Benjamin de Bivort and James Crall discuss the murder hornet threat and other dangers facing bees.
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Cassandra Extavour and Leo Blondel provide the strongest suggestive evidence yet that at least part of a specific gene came from bacterial genomes.
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Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before the rise of the world’s first cities
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How We Feel app helps fill information gaps regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Harvard researchers detect some of the earliest evidence for modern-like plate motion.
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Tamara Pico, a postdoctoral fellow, is using records of flooding in the Bering Strait to make inferences about how the ice sheets that covered North America responded to the warming climate, and how their melting might have contributed to climate changes.
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A team of researchers led by two Harvard alumni uncover a switch that controls brain states.
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A Harvard study is exploring the way humans’ sense of “intuitive physics” of the real world leaves fingerprints on the fictional universes we create.
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