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Literature Feb 21
Literature
When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor.   More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how our symbolic, multifaceted language capabilities evolved, according to a new paper co-authored by MIT linguist Shigeru Miyagawa.
Life Sciences Feb 20
Life Sciences

Using a state-of-the-art type of electron microscopy, an MIT-led team has discovered the structure of an enzyme that is crucial for maintaining an adequate supply of DNA building blocks in human cells.

Computer Science Feb 19
Computer Science

Unpacking groceries is a straightforward albeit tedious task: You reach into a bag, feel around for an item, and pull it out.

Life Sciences Feb 15
Life Sciences

The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool's power, and has developed a miniature paper test that allows results to be seen with the naked eye - without the need for expensive equipment.

Sport Sciences Feb 15
Sport Sciences

Imagine a sports arena full of cheering fans. Are you picturing basketball, or perhaps hockey? Actually, that image also applies to high-level e-sports (short for electronic sports), the competitions where fans watch people playing popular video games.

Business Feb 20
Business

Being hospitalized is tough enough strictly as a health matter.

Physics Feb 15
Physics

Try a quick experiment: Take two flashlights into a dark room and shine them so that their light beams cross.

Physics Feb 15
Physics

Thermoelectric devices, which can generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other, have been the subject of much research in recent years.

Environment Feb 13
Environment

Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world's climate systems.



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