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DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules

Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new drugs and a guide to searches for extraterrestrial biology.

Scientists discover mood-altering brain receptor

Anxiety, pain, possible targets of new medications.

Measuring gravity using floating atoms

New approach allows gravitational potentials to be measured by holding, rather than dropping, atoms.

Bones of a huge Jurassic sea predator found in a Polish Cornfield

Scientists have found the partial remains of a 152 million-year-old marine reptile—formally known as a pliosaur.

Characterizing the pathways of ice formation in clouds

Scientists measured an important sub-process of the water cycle.

How the brain uses performance to regulate variability in motor functions

Research suggests that errors resulting from variability in motor function are a feature, not a bug, of our nervous system and play a critical role in learning.

Why is ice so slippery?

The mystery of sliding on ice can, therefore, be found in the “viscous” nature of this film of water.

Study detailed the mechanisms that could cause the Big Bang

A key for the models that scientists use to understand the origin of the universe.

What makes the Earth’s surface move?

Does Earth’s mantle drive tectonic plates, or do plates drive mantle flow?