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Online Gamers Take Three Weeks to Solve Structure of Retroviral Protease That Has Eluded Scientists for 10 Years

Foldit players demonstrate that human spatial awareness can outsmart computers in modeling simian AIDS-causing virus.

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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