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Galactic Archaeology

Similar to archeologists uncovering artifacts to study ancient civilizations, or paleontologists using fossil fragments to reconstruct the dinosaurs, astronomers observe the night...

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Neuroscience and Behavior for the Common Good

What does neuroscience and behavior have to do with community-engaged work? According to our guest, Nancy Michael, everything. Neuroscience and the understanding of how the...

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Notre Dame Research explores the Environmental Change Initiative

At the University of Notre Dame, the Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) brings together faculty from across all seven colleges and schools to grow globally significant,...

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Fighting to Protect the Brave

Diane Cotter knew cancer was a risk of her husband’s job. Paul had been a firefighter for 27 years, and they had been advised of not only the safety risks, but also the health...

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Researchers discover critical process for how breast cancer spreads in bones

Once breast cancer spreads to bone, options for treatment are limited. Breast cancer cells can lie dormant in the bone, often undetectable and able to escape typical treatments....

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Health and Society

Food and Thought

A look at ideas that are addressing major food-related problems: A potential breakthrough on peanut allergies. Learn more about how Basar Bilgicer, associate professor of...

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Study of the nervous system could have implications for regenerative medicine and cancer

In order for the central nervous system (CNS) to communicate to the rest of the body, the brain and spinal cord house nerves that send and receive signals via neurons or nerve...

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First Light

Scientists are one step closer to discovering life on other planets. A team of engineers and astrophysicists has installed the front-end module of a new instrument named iLocater...

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Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Why Now is the Time to Go Back

Professor Clive Neal talks on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and discusses why its time to return to the moon.

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Destination Mars

Before he answers any questions, Mark Kirasich wants to clarify the nature of his job. “I am NASA’s Orion program manager,” he says, presuming — correctly — that...

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On Football Rankings and Measuring Efficiency

Brian Fremeau is the creator of the eponymously named Fremeau Efficiency Index, or FEI, a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted possession efficiency. (Don’t...

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On Math, Origami, and How No Discipline is an Island

Clare Kim is a doctoral candidate in the Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. She spent the 2018–19 academic year in residence at the...

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