An international team of scientists has scanned the genomes of 2,504 people from around the world to create the world’s largest catalog of human genetic variation (HGV). The extensive database will help them understand why some people are susceptible to certain diseases.
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As a junior at Denver’s East High School in the 1970s, Robert F. Smith showed a fascination for the geekiest subject there: Computer science. The transistor held particular wonder for him. This small device, a crucial valve controlling the flow of electrons within a computer, had been invented at Bell Labs. Bell had a nearby office. Maybe he should work at Bell, too.
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In the esoteric world of watchmaking, Devon Works watches represent a very small segment within an already niche area of the watch-collector market. Why? Its unique timepieces are not powered by a quartz or mechanical movement; instead they are powered by electronic motors that receive energy from a rechargeable battery, similar to how a smartwatch works, but not the same.
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President Obama looked visibly shaken as he spoke about the shooting at UCC on Thursday evening. He noted he’s had to give press conferences on similar incidents far too many times, a powerful reminder little has changed in this country in regard to gun violence.
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I’ve owned my own business since 2012, but it wasn’t until a few months ago, that I finally figured out when I’m most productive during the day at CoachUp. Perhaps it’s a remnant of those early morning practices back when I was playing professional basketball, but I realized the morning is when I am most effective. Since then, I’ve been working to maximize my productivity around these peak hours. Sounds simple, right? It took some time to get used to.
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This past winter, as near-record snows piled up outside his 30,000-square-foot warehouse off Lake Michigan, Robert Colangelo stood inside, bathed in blue and red LEDs, and surrounded by crops of butter lettuce and herbs.
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Is that guy sexy? Is that woman beautiful? If you ask these questions to a group of people, they may have different answers, and a new study hints at why: Your perception of other people’s attractiveness is mainly the result of your own experiences.
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