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A number of companies are getting closer to extracting resources from space rocks.
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Computer-security methods could help scientists identify disease-causing genes—while preserving patient privacy.
Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously.
A new technology for detecting neutrinos represents a “monumental” advance for science.
Scientists aren’t yet certain that electrons and their relatives are violating the Standard Model of particle physics, but the evidence is mounting.