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27 Aug 2015 Vol. 349 #6251
- Dark horse scores a fusion coup California company shows new approach to trapping hot plasma.
- Orchids' dazzling diversity explained New family tree shows that a series of innovations accelerated speciation.
- The missing mudbug As threats to crayfish mount, researchers push to document the enigmatic crustaceans.
- Birth of the moralizing gods A new theory aims to explain the success of world religions—but testing it remains a challenge.
- Turning history into a binary code Scientists struggle to reach across a disciplinary divide to test a new theory about the evolution of religion.
- Fiscal crisis has Brazilian scientists scrambling Government makes deep cuts in research budgets as economy stumbles.
- Many psychology papers fail replication test An effort to repeat 100 studies yields sobering results, but many researchers are positive about the process.
- Plugged pores may underlie some ALS, dementia cases Multiple groups reveal that “stutter” mutation kills nerve cells by clogging channels into the nucleus.
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