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For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before such devices are ready to help humans extend their natural capabilities.

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IBM, Scientists Seek Public’s Help With Millions Of Virtual Experiments Mapping The Human Microbiome

The Microbiome Immunity Project aims to help scientists understand how the trillions of bacteria in our bodies impact human disease. IBM’s World Community Grid wants to harness the computing power donated by millions of volunteers from all over the world to do it.

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Cassini's Grand Finale Is Saving the Best Saturn Science for Last

As Cassini wraps up its 13-year mission in Saturn's system, scientists are preparing for the spacecraft's final burst of observations in the never-before-explored region between the planet and its inner rings.

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Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.