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  1. "Spy" Virus Eavesdrops on Bacteria, Then Obliterates Them
    Viruses use bacteria’s chemical language to time their destruction; this might lead to new ways to fight infections 

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  2. Could Medical Procedures Transmit Alzheimer's?
    A protein associated with the degenerative disease was passed to eight patients decades ago in contaminated growth hormones

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  3. A Math Function Describes How Whole Societies Remember--and Forget
    A Neruda masterpiece—and a bi-exponential curve—define the dynamics of the fast then slow fade of our greatest collective sorrows and joys

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  4. Experts Aren't Taking a Shine to California's Rooftop Solar Rule
    Energy economists say the new home requirement is inefficient and benefits wealthier people; supporters say it’s just one piece of the puzzle

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  5. Finding Alien Life May Require Giant Telescopes Built in Orbit
    Influential astrophysicists, roboticists and astronauts say that orbital construction could spark a renaissance in space science and exploration

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