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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies, aged 65

Notable technologist, philanthropist and Seattle native Paul G. Allen died this past Monday. His investment firm, Vulcan, which he founded in the mid-1980s, released a statement announcing his death yesterday. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our …Continue reading

Scientists grow human retinas in dishes

Biologists at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have grown human retinas from scratch using stem cell technology. The purpose of the on-going study was to determine how cells that allow people to see in color are made. The research could later be used …Continue reading

Cancer research and lasers win big at the 2018 Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize Committee in Stockholm has announced the winners of the 2018 prizes in the categories of Physics and Medicine. Three scientists working in the field of laser physics have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. One half of …Continue reading