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  • Opinion: Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data
    A centralized database would accelerate and enhance a multitude of research endeavors, thus broadening the reach of isotope science. Here’s a vision for the repository’s identity, structure, and long-term sustainability. Image courtesy of Shutterstock/Roman Sigaev.

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    Quantum cryptography gears up to fight code-breaking quantum computers. Will the approach bolster security in the future, or is it fatally flawed? Image courtesy of Shutterstock/Login.

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  • Neurocognitive model of information sharing
    Researchers found that in a functional MRI analysis of 80 participants, 18–24 years of age, neural activity in specific brain regions in response to a sample of online New York Times articles correlated with objectively recorded article-sharing data, such that the most highly shared articles elicited brain activity associated with reward and positive value.
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