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How writing technology shaped classical thinking

Stephanie Frampton’s new book explores the written word in the Roman world. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Roman poet Lucretius’ epic work “De rerum natura,” or “On the Nature of Things,” is…

IAEA Inaugurates highly equipped Nuclear Applications Laboratories

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano today inaugurated a new laboratory building that will be used for scientific research on food and agricultural challenges.

NASA Announces New Partnerships to Develop Space Exploration Technologies

NASA is partnering with six U.S. companies to develop 10 “tipping point” technologies that have the potential to significantly benefit the commercial space economy and future NASA missions, including lunar lander and deep space rocket engine technologies. 

First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber, provides important new information on the evolution of modern snakes, according to a new study led by University of Alberta paleontologists.

Mouse Study Shows New Materials Improve Delivery of Messenger RNA

In an advance that could lead to new treatments for a variety of diseases, MIT researchers have devised a new way to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells.