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Scientists Capture DNA Replication On Video for the First Time. Here's What it Revealed.

First Look: DNA Replication<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured a single DNA molecule replicating on video — and it’s changing the way …

Biochemistry

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Prehistoric Grave May Be Earliest Example of Death During Childbirth

Archaeologists say they've made a grim discovery in Siberia: the grave of a young mother and her twins, who all died during a difficult childbirth …

D-Wave CEO: Our Next Quantum Processor Will Make Computer Science History (Video)

In a joint interview, D-Wave's Vern Brownell and DFJ's Steve Jurvetson discuss the weird world of quantum computing.<p>Things get weird at the atomic scale.<p>The rules of classical physics governing the objects we can see and touch break down. Particles can occupy two places at once or connect across …

The secret language of surgery

There are many voices in the operating theatre, and sometimes the most important are those that don't use words at all<p>The first time I took part in an operation I had no idea what was going on. As a new medical student I hadn't learned the language of surgery. I didn't even know there was a …

Evolution will punish selfish meanies - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Biologists say they have new evidence that evolution tends to favor …

Physiology