Politics

Alexander Hamilton and the new Supreme Court term

As the Supreme Court’s new term begins, many court watchers have observed that the justices don’t have the usual front-page, nationally important cases on their docket.

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SciTech

Have humans evolved to hunt social status?

The reproductive success of men in non-industrialized societies is closely tied to their social status, report researchers.

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This crystal heals itself after cracking in two

Scientists have developed a smart crystal that can heal itself after breaking without any chemical or biological intervention. The crystal relies on its own molecular structure and physical contact to heal—similar to cuts on skin.

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28 years of penguin data show natural selection at work

Biologists of all stripes attest to evolution, but have debated its details since Darwin’s day. Since changes arise and take hold slowly over many generations, it’s a daunting task to track the process in real time for long-lived creatures.

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Use your body, not WiFi, to transmit secure passwords

Sending a password or secret code over airborne radio waves like WiFi or Bluetooth means anyone can eavesdrop, including hackers.

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