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Research: New imaging method reveals HIV’s sugary shield in unprecedented detail

Photo: An artistic rendering--based on cryo-EM maps and computer simulations--shows how glycans create a shield that helps HIV hide from the immune system. ...

Archaeology: Texas A&M expert: New clues revealed about Clovis people

Photo: Clovis spear points from the Gault site in Texas. view more  Credit Image: Center for the Study of the...

Biology: Cause of Alzheimer’s disease traced to mutation in common enzyme

Photo: The mutant MARK4 creates a form of tau which accumulates easily in brain cells, causing neurons to die. view more  ...

Study: Engineering drought-resistant crops with Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis (TDnews)

Photo: First author of research paper view more  Credit Image: George Ratcliffe ASPB is pleased...

Climate Change: Where will the seabirds go?

Photo: A rookery of black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) nest at a windy, exposed tussac grassland on West Point Island, Falkland Islands. view more  ...

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Offbeat: Universal features of music around the world —

Is music really a "universal language"? Two articles in the most recent issue of Science support the idea that music all around the globe shares important commonalities, despite many differences. Researchers led by Samuel Mehr at Harvard University have undertaken a large-scale analysis...

Offbeat: The difference between an expert’s brain and a novice’s —

When mice learn to do a new task, their brain activities change over time as they advance from 'novice' to 'expert.' The changes are reflected in the wiring of cell circuits and activities of neurons. Using a two-photon imaging microscope and a wealth of...

Offbeat: Data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive ‘hyper-palatable’ foods —

A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan, "betcha can't eat just one!" Maybe that's because potato chips, like so many foods in the American diet, can pack a mix of ingredients apt to light up people's brain-reward neural...