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1. Princeton-Intel collaboration breaks new ground in studies of the brain

A collaboration between researchers at Princeton and Intel has enabled rapid progress on the ability to decode digital brain data, scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions.

2. Claiborne receives Luce Scholarship for internship in popular art in Asia

Princeton senior Monique Claiborne has been awarded a Luce Scholarship that will allow her to spend the next year in Asia. She hopes to pursue an internship in the entertainment business in Seoul, South Korea, such as at a record label, film production studio or arts magazine.

3. John Mather, remembered as a 'great mathematician,' dies at 74

Princeton University Professor of Mathematics John Mather, remembered as a "great mathematician" with a reserved and pleasant demeanor, died Jan. 28 of complications from prostate cancer at his home in Princeton. He was 74.

4. Worms farm germs: Discovery illuminates complex natural relationships

Princeton University researchers have found that the roundworms Caenorhabditis elegans have a sure-fire method of ensuring a steady supply of a bacteria they eat — they grow their own. The worms carry the bacteria Escherichia coli along with them, and drop bacteria along the way to create thriving new bacterial colonies that the worms later return to "harvest" and eat.

5. Medical innovations, smart sensors and more impress judges at Innovation Forum

At this year's Innovation Forum at Princeton, Robert Pagels had three minutes to pitch his team's new method to cram several months' worth of medicine into a single injection.

6. Schmidt Fund awards go to projects with transformative potential

Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

7. Social exclusion leads to conspiratorial thinking, study finds

Recent polls have shown that many white, working-class people in America feel pushed out by society, a reason why many voted for President Donald Trump. Many of these supporters latched onto misinformation spread online, especially stories that justified their own beliefs. New research may show why so many were willing to believe exaggerated and misleading reports

8. Three Princeton seniors, one alumna win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Princeton University seniors Penina Krieger, Natasha Turkmani and Charlotte Williams, as well as Class of 2013 graduate Erica Cao, have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships. The awards give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. The program was established in 2000 by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Cambridge to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

9. Seniors Gold, Salazar named Pyne Prize winners

Princeton seniors Solveig Gold and Marisa Salazar have been named co-winners of the University's 2017 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. They will be recognized at a luncheon during Alumni Day on campus Saturday, Feb. 25.

10. Board approves seven faculty appointments

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of seven faculty members.