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To save threatened plants and animals, restore habitat on farms, ranches and other working lands

Planting strips of native prairie grasses on a farm in Iowa provides habitat for pollinators and protects soil and water. Omar de Kok-Mercado/Iowa State University, CC BY-ND Lucas Alejandro Garibaldi, Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro; Claire Kremen, University of British Columbia; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Sandra Díaz, Universidad de Córdoba (Argentina) The Research Brief is …

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Neuronlike circuits bring brainlike computers a step closer

Brainlike computer chips promise powerful computers that use little energy. D3Damon/E+ via Getty Images

Brainlike computer chips promise powerful computers that use little energy. D3Damon/E+ via Getty Images R. Stanley Williams, Texas A&M University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea For the first time, my colleagues and I have built a single electronic device that is capable of copying the functions of neuron cells in a …

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