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Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

“V.R. is not going to be the solution,” said Jonathan Rogers, a researcher at University College London who has studied rates of anxiety disorders during the pandemic. “It may be part of the solution, but it’s not going to make medications and formal therapies obsolete.” Does V.R. Therapy Work? Virtual reality treatments aren’t necessarily more …

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Senate Poised to Pass $195 Billion Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday was on the brink of passing expansive legislation to ramp up research and development into scientific innovation, advancing what would be the government’s first significant foray into industrial policy in decades in a bid to bolster competitiveness against China. Powered by rising fears among members of both parties that …

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NFTs Linked to Nobel Prizes Are Being Auctioned by Berkeley

How much will someone be willing to pay for a few pages of quarter-century-old bureaucratic university paperwork that have been turned into a blockchain-encoded piece of digital art? The University of California, Berkeley, hopes quite a bit, and it is about to find out. Berkeley announced on Thursday that it will auction the first of …

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Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

WASHINGTON — An expansive bill that would pour $120 billion into jump-starting scientific innovation by strengthening research into cutting-edge technologies is barreling through the Senate, amid a rising sense of urgency in Congress to bolster the United States’ ability to compete with China. At the heart of the sprawling legislation, known as the Endless Frontier …

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