ChemistryDec 19 - The lithium-ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid. Berkeley Lab researchers looking for a better understanding of liquid electrolyte may have found a pathway forward.
Philosophy Dec 18

University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children.

Medicine Dec 18

Tracking one of the deadliest food contamination organisms through produce farms and natural environments alike, Cornell microbiologists are showing how to use big datasets to predict where the next outbreak could start.

Life Sciences Dec 18

Researchers from engineering, biology and medicine teach computers to 'read the human genome' and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities for medicine - In the decade since the genome was sequenced in 2003, scientists, engineers and doctors have struggled to answer an all-consuming question: Which DNA mutations cause disease?

Astronomy Dec 18

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of the Kepler spacecraft's death was greatly exaggerated. Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, Kepler is still alive and working.

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