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MP3 Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample meets the celebrated cosmologist Max Tegmark to discuss his latest book, Our Mathematical Universe. In an extended interview, Max talks about our scientific understanding of the structure of the …

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Gamers & Genomics: Crowdsourcing DNA Research (The World)

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MP3 People around the world spend an estimated 3 billion hours playing computer games every week. That might seem like a colossal waste of time, but scientists are starting to harness some of that effort to solve vexing problems in biology. Take, for example, a game developed by a pair of scientists in Canada. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports. (5m 24s) … [The World]

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