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[In Depth] Bendy bugs inspire roboticists

Insects, whether they creep or fly, live in a world of hard knocks. Who has not stepped on a cockroach, then raised her shoe to watch the creature get up and scoot under a door? Bees and wasps, for their part, face a never-ending obstacle course of leaves, stems, and petals—bumblebees crash their wings into […]

[Business Office Feature] Hard-core sequencing

graded for easy DNA sequencing is a minor annoyance. They simply prepare another, better sample from the abundant source material they have on hand in cultured cells, laboratory animals, or a freezer full of tissues. But what if the only available specimen is an arsenic-preserved pelt from 150 years ago, a pile of mummified dung […]

[In Depth] Neandertal genes linked to modern diseases

When modern humans met and mated with Neandertals about 50,000 years ago, they picked up genes that are shaping health and well-being today. In a new study on p. 737, researchers use a powerful new method for scanning the electronic health records of 28,000 Americans to show that some Neandertal gene variants today may boost […]

[This Week in Science] Bringing atopic dermatitis up to scratch

Author: Angela Colmone Source: Science Mag

Trader makes huge bet on energy rebound

One trader placed a big bet that one area of the energy market could make a major comeback. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Fear has taken over the market

Fear has taken over the market and we’re getting closer to an inflection point, says Palisade Capital's Dan Veru. Here are four things to watch. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Stocks and oil tank, as safe-haven gold shines

U.S. stock futures were tanking this morning, extending Wednesday's late-session sell-off. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Is this the future of aviation?

How is technology transforming aviation? Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Total beats on Q4 net profit, to cut costs

French oil and gas firm reports better-than-expected results and announces further cost reductions and asset sales to weather low oil prices. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Oil prices fall as U.S. inventories hit record high, economic woes continue

Oil prices slid on Thursday as record U.S. crude inventories and worries about a global economic slowdown weighed on markets. Source: CNBC Clean Energy