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Keeping bacteria quiet

A recurring problem in medicine is bacteria’s tendency to evolve resistance to antibiotics. A professor of biological engineering, MIT’s Timothy Lu, recently said somewhat gloomily that, “it will be very hard to make evolution-proof therapy, there is just too much … Continue reading

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Ants in the phone: How insects saved telecommunication

Dial the number, let it ring. That’s usually all it takes to contact anyone else in the world in possession of a telephone. We take this simplicity for granted, but for some time towards the end of the 20th century, … Continue reading

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