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  • Scientists trigger mini-earthquakes in the lab

    To reproduce an earthquake, the physicists used a 1-mm thick layer of tiny spheres that are each the width of a human hair.
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  • Tired and distracted: Research confirms impact of social apps on young people

    Smartphone use before bed, for either social media or gaming apps, also makes for a worse night's sleep.
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  • Millions in subsidies for development of 'brain atlas'

    A national consortium of universities, UMCs and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, led by the UvA, will receive 23.23 million euros to develop a molecular atlas of the brain to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain conditions.
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  • Fast radio bursts

    No one knows what causes them, but they may help us map the universe down to its furthest reaches.
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