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Genetics vs. Epigenetics [Illustration by AXS Biomedical Animation Studio, for "Hidden Switches in the Mind," by Eric Nestler, Scientific American, December 2011]

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Infographic from Scientific American breaks down the technology behind our ongoing search for ripples in spacetime

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This is Your Brain in Meltdown. Scientific American SOURCE: “STRESS SIGNALLING PATHWAYS THAT IMPAIR PREFRONTAL CORTEX STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION,” BY AMY F. T. ARNSTEN, IN NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE, VOL. 10; JUNE 2009

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Art and Science of the Moiré (illustration of some patterns formed by rotation of constituent lines/components)

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The Universe Really Is a Hologram, According to New Simulations A 10-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our universe could be just one big projection.

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Magnetic Wormhole Created in Lab “Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a... #Swagnologies

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Alien Supercivilizations Absent from 100,000 Nearby Galaxies The most far-seeing search ever performed for “Dyson spheres” and other artifacts of “astroengineering” comes up empty. Where is everybody? A mid-infrared image of the Andromeda Galaxy

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Mind-Blowing Fossil Preserves Tiny Horse Carrying Unborn Foal Eurohippus mare and foal The former shale mining site of Messel, near Frankfurt, is well known for its spectacular fossils that lived between 47 & 48 million years ago, during the Eocene . But a fossil of the early horse species Eurohippus messelensis, SEE: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology , is spectacular

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Fossilized Terror Bird Skull -- Photo courtesy of 'Scientific American' 1994

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