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Stephen Johnson is the Associate Editor of Big Think. A long-time contributor to Big Think, he is a St. Louis-based writer and editor whose work has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, PBS Digital Studios, MSN, Eleven Magazine, and The Missourian.

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Another Feather In The Cap Of The Breast Cancer Oncogene IKKε

“Oncogene” by the National Cancer Institute via Wikimedia Commons is licensed under CC0 There has been considerable progress in the treatment of breast cancer. Advances in diagnosis, surgery, radiotherapy, and targeted chemotherapy have transformed the lives of many breast cancer sufferers. However, these benefits have certainly not been universally shared. ...

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Militarization Of Police Doesn’t Reduce Crime, It Increases Public Distrust Of Police

Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY 2.0 The increasing militarization of police departments and police officers across the United States has been an intensely debated topic over the past few years with proponents arguing it protects both officers and communities while critics argue it merely alienates the ...

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Study: Leidenfrost effect occurs in all three water phases: Solid, liquid, and vapor

But there's a much higher threshold of 550° C for levitation of an ice disk to occur.

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T-Mobile 5G: Everything you need to know about T-Mobile’s 5G network

5G is well and truly on the way, promising to bring next-generation connectivity to all of our mobile devices. 5G has actually been in the works for years now, but it wasn’t until the past few years that carriers started deploying their nationwide 5G networks. Verizon and AT&T were ...

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Unvaccinated 5X more likely to get omicron than those boosted, CDC reports

Real-world data shows booster doses are standing up to omicron.

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Ancient Space Dust Analysis Could Solve Mystery of Origins of Earth’s Water

Meteorites on their way to Earth and breaking through the atmosphere. Credit: Elements of this image furnished by NASA- earthmap for 3Drender; courtesy University of Glasgow An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of Earth’s water, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing ...

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US unveils changes to attract foreign science, tech students

President Joe Biden meets with members of the Infrastructure Implementation Task Force to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The Biden administration is announcing policy changes to attract international students specializing in science, technology, engineering and ...

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Two cannabinoids have opposing effects on SARS-CoV-2 in culture

In early tests, CBD inhibits the virus, but THC blocks this effect.

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Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on 'imbalanced' Earth

Exploring fish flow from fisheries to supper

Mange outbreak decimated a wild vicuña population in Argentina

Stunning photo shows a massive plasma tree shooting out of the Sun

Simulations show iron catalyzes corrosion in 'inert' carbon dioxide

Wildlife YouTuber discovers new species of tarantula

How Can Next-Generation Computer Chips Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

How Pollen Geochemistry Can Be Used To Reconstruct UV-B Radiation In The Past

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Stimulation Of The Prefrontal Cortex Found To Reduce Violent Impulses

Encircling Cities From Rural Areas? Barriers To The Diffusion Of Solar Water Heaters In China’s Urban Market

Exploring How Illness Affects Short- And Long-Term Memory

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