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  • James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned
    James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned

    Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Prize, shared with Crick and Maurice Wilkins for their work...

  • Barley helped ancient humans inhabit the 'Roof of the World'
    Barley helped ancient humans inhabit the 'Roof of the World'

    How did human settlements manage to reach high altitudes in the Tibetan Plateau, a region known as the “Roof of the World”? An international team of researchers has a simple answer: barley.

  • One's occupation helps determine brainpower into old age, study says
    One's occupation helps determine brainpower into old age, study says

    Once again, there's proof that using your noggin to work hard pays handsome dividends -- this time, in protecting brainpower as you age. And once again, research is underscoring that for brains, too, you either use it or lose it.

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