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Nature’s Blueprint: Solar cells inspired by plant cells

Scientists learn lessons from nature’s greenery, modeling the next generation of solar technology on plant cells.

Tiny Proteins with Big Functions

Contrary to common scientific belief, proteins need not be large to have powerful biological functions.

East Meets West in Cancer Treatment: Ancient herbal remedies prove their worth in modern clinical trials

A Yale professor brings an ancient remedy to the forefront, showing that traditional herbs can combat cancer.

Ancient Ink, Modern Scripts: Computers master medieval texts

A new algorithm allows computer scientists to unlock the secrets of medieval manuscripts. From pen to pixel, researchers are using science to better understand historical texts.

Black Hole with a Growth Problem

A supermassive black hole challenges the foundations of astrophysics, forcing astronomers to update the rule book of galaxy formation.

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