Daily Archives: April 23, 2012

Do viruses die?

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Viruses can’t actually die as they aren’t alive in the first place. They do contain genetic material in the form of DNA or the related molecule RNA, but they cannot thrive independently, they must invade a host organism and hijack … Continue reading

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Cadillac testing ‘Super Cruise’ feature for future cars

Cadillac is reportedly joining the crowd working on features that it says should reduce car accidents by allowing the car to drive itself under optimal conditions, relieving the driver from fatigue, making road trips safer for the driver and passengers. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Rita

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Has Dr. Rita Levi Montalcini unlocked the secret of eternal life? The oldest living and the longest-lived Nobel laureate in history, Montalcini celebrated her 103th birthday on Sunday. “I can say my mental capacity is greater today than when I was … Continue reading

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Two Heads Sometimes Better Than One

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Wise groups follow the advice of confident decision makers. So do foolish groups. But a group’s success or failure depends on whether what’s commonly known corresponds to the truth in a given situation, a new study finds. Heeding recommendations of the … Continue reading

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