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Mechanical forces in a beating heart affect its cells'...

Heart disease can change the genetic structure of heart cells. Understanding the role that mechanical forces play in these changes...

Nickel oxide is a material that can 'learn' like animals...

The ability to store information is central to learning and the field of artificial intelligence. Researchers have shown how a unique...


Millions more Americans now have the right to vote in non-English...

Access to voting materials in a citizen’s native language helps boost involvement and voter turnout.

Home for the holidays and worried about an older relative?...

In tough conversations, show your respect for loved ones’ autonomy and dignity.

bell hooks will never leave us – she lives on through the...

bell hooks, the Black feminist writer and intellectual, died on Dec. 15 aged 69. Scholar and activist Karsonya Wise Whitehead provides...

UN fails to agree on 'killer robot' ban as nations pour...

Sci-fi nightmares of a robot apocalypse aside, autonomous weapons are a very real threat to humanity. An expert on the weapons explains...

What's the record for how long it's ever rained without...

Extended periods of rain are most likely found in locations where mountains are near oceans.

People who are bad with numbers often find it harder to...

People who struggle with numbers are also likely to struggle in life, new research shows.

The magnificent history of the maligned and misunderstood...

The polarizing dessert that people love to hate became a Christmas mainstay thanks, in part, to the U.S. Postal Service.

Are parents criminally responsible for the actions of their...

It’s rare when parents are criminally responsible for the.actions of their child. The behavior of Jennifer and James Crumbley was...

Family rifts affect millions of Americans – research shows...

A researcher who studied family estrangement identifies the main reasons behind it and how people can find a path to reconcile and...

To get people the help they need from the government, postcards...

Government agencies are setting up new websites and phone hotlines to provide information. But those might not be the best ways to...

Facebook became Meta – and the company's dangerous behavior...

Meta felt the heat in 2021 as whistleblower revelations, congressional ire and demands for data knocked the company back on its heels....

Genomic sequencing: Here's how researchers identify omicron...

DNA sequencing has allowed researchers to catch new COVID-19 variants hours after receiving the first positive test sample.

Reverse vaccination technique in mice suggests new way...

A recent lab-stage study finds that preexposure to the proteins used to treat conditions like hemophilia A could help train the immune...

How vulnerable is your personal information? 4 essential...

Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what...