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Why the Big Bang Produced Something Rather Than Nothing

Space

By Dennis Overbye in The New York Times.   Scientists on Wednesday announced that they were perhaps one step closer to understanding why the universe contains something rather than nothing. Part of the blame, or the glory, they say, may belong to the flimsiest, quirkiest and most elusive elements of nature: neutrinos. These ghostly subatomic […]

Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas

Research

    By Aaron E. Carroll in The New York Times.   The medical research grant system in the United States, run through the National Institutes of Health, is intended to fund work that spurs innovation and fosters research careers. In many ways, it may be failing. It has been getting harder for researchers to obtain grant support. A […]

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