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'Molecular movie' captures ultrafast chemical reaction

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Brown University chemists working with scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have used ultrafast X-ray pulses to image the stages of a key chemical reaction as it happens.

Bass use body’s swimming muscles to suck in food


Bass are strong swimmers but they can’t capture prey without also exerting a powerful suction into their mouths. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the power to form that vacuum comes from the very same muscles they use to swim.

Brown to honor Providence scholarship winners

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Brown University will announce the recipients of college scholarships from the Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence at an event on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. Twenty scholarships will be granted to local public high school graduates accepted to accredited two- or four-year institutions of higher education.

Teen smoking dropped after minimum sales age rose

Case study: Needham, Mass.

Raising the legal purchasing age for cigarettes from 18 to 21 allowed a Massachusetts town to cut its teen smoking rate in half, accelerating the decline in smoking compared to surrounding communities.

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