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  • The Harvard microrobot can move up to two inches per second once it has folded itself into shape. | Samuel Felton/ Science /AAAS Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of origami, researchers have coaxed flat sheets of specialized paper and plastic to self-fold into complex machines that...
  • AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner today announced the appointment of Kent Anderson, a past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), to serve as Publisher of the Science family of journals. Anderson, who in 2011 received the SSP's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, will assume...
  • Chronic pain can alter neural circuits in the brain that control motivation, according to a new study in mice. The finding could help explain why people suffering from chronic pain become less active and often feel unmotivated. The report in the 1 August issue of Science suggests that chronic pain...
  • Moore's Law notes that the number of transistors in a microchip tends to double about every two years, meaning that advances in computer hardware have been — and are still — occurring at exponential rates. But Jeffrey Tyner has been investigating cancer since 2005, and he says that his field is...
  • Artist's reconstruction of Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus , from the Jurassic period, in its natural environment. | Andrey Atuchin Fossils unearthed in Siberia suggest that feathers may have been more widespread among dinosaurs than scientists have thought. Instead of being limited to theropods, the...
  • In pig hearts without normal pacemaker activity, researchers used gene therapy to transform heart cells into new rhythm keepers. | ©AAAS/Carla Schaffer Genetically altering heart muscle cells to make them regulate heart rate could be an alternative to implanting electronic pacemakers, according to...
  • Even when reduced to particles smaller than a grain of salt, plastic debris may pose a large threat to marine environments, researchers warn in a Policy Forum published in the 10 July issue of Science . Microplastics, pieces of plastic millimeters across or smaller, are likely the most abundant...