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Stop that Sperm!

In 1677 Anton von Leeuwenhoek, an inventor of the microscope, observed tiny creatures with tails he called “animalcules” swimming in a sample of his own semen. Centuries after these first observations, researchers at UC Berkeley are poised to answer one of the most important questions about these mysterious cells: how do they make it all
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Need for Speed

Blind people often use canes to scan the surface of streets and detect objects in their path, characterize the objects, and generate a mental image. Similarly, the atomic force microscope (AFM) probes the surface of a molecule with a sharp tip to generate an image without directly viewing the tiny structure. However, traditional AFMs take
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Tuned in

Have you ever been at a noisy party, so engrossed in conversation that background chatter fades and all you hear is the person you’re talking to? Or have you asked your partner a question when the television is on and gotten no response? These experiences demonstrate that our brain can volitionally control what we listen
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