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Tiny Worlds

From the social network in the soil to the ecosystem in your body, it’s amazing what’s hidden just out of sight

The muon g-2 experiment might mean the Standard Model of physics is incomplete, but that's just the beginning

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Muons, elementary particles similar to electrons, appear to behave like magnets, but the Fermilab experiment is still not confirmation

Katherine McCormick, University of Washington

Mushrooms, virtual reality and a dose of nature: an interview with Winslow Porter

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The artist spoke about connecting nature, mushrooms, and technology

Farah Qaiser, University of Toronto

Tardigrades glow bright to survive blasts of UV radiation

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Sree Rama Chaitanya, The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics

Scientists are searching space for extraterrestrial viruses

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Viruses outnumber all other forms of life on Earth and scientists hope to find them elsewhere

Jordan McKaig, Georgia Institute of Technology

Two mini microscopes watched a mouse’s brain move its body in real time

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Sruthi Sanjeev Balakrishnan, National Centre for Biological Sciences

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The sugar in semen makes HIV drugs less effective

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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To stop pancreatic cancer from spreading, cut out the chatter

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Max G. Levy, Science and Health Journalism

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Gamers are one-upping nature and computers by designing whole new proteins

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Luyi Cheng, Northwestern University

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Pregnant women must get their flu shots to help avoid future influenza epidemics

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The flu virus treats the altered immune systems of pregnant individuals as its training ground to get stronger, making vaccination an imperative

Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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It's time to highlight our fungus friends in our microbiomes

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Adriana Romero-Olivares, University of New Hampshire

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Scientists have engineered a self-destruct button in bacteria

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Molly Sargen, Harvard University

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