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Atlantic Readers Advocate for Diversity in Medical Schools

When Medical Schools Become Less Diverse In February, Texas Tech University reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to end the use of race in admissions to its medical school. Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are significantly underrepresented in medical schools, Adam Harris reported in April, and eliminating the use of race in admissions has been shown to lead to a decl

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A survey of fourth-year radiology residents who took the 2018 ABR Core Exam

Residents who passed the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Core Examination perceived the value of a range of preparation resources as higher than those who failed, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Managing architectural distortion on mammography based on MR enhancement

High negative predictive values (NPV) in mammography architectural distortion (AD) without ultrasonographic (US) correlate or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enhancement suggests follow-up rather than biopsy may be safely performed, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Initial clinical experience of zero TE skull MRI in patients with head trauma

Zero TE (ZTE) skull magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a possible option for clinical use in patients with skull lesions and may be helpful in managing radiosensitive trauma patients, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Evaluating the impact of user interface changes on time spent searching for prior exams

The upgraded picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves over the prior system in reduced time spent searching for prior studies and total time spent reading studies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Comparison between clinicians' and radiologists' understanding and imaging of breast pain

Clinicians need more education in the types of breast pain that necessitate an imaging workup and what imaging to order, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Atlas Robot Walks The Plank

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Study finds sense of touch develops before birth

Scientists looked at brains of mice to track embryonic development of the sense of touch. They found that a "map" for the sense of touch is in place before birth. Human cerebral cortexes are similarly organized, indicating that the same process likely takes place. None Figuring out exactly how we get the sense of touch has not been conclusively understood so far, despite previous studies. A new s

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Adam Sandler's Chris Farley tribute: 'Most moving' SNL sketch ever – CNET

The late comedian's classic skits, including roles as a wannabe Chippendale, Lunch Lady, and as a Chicago Bears superfan were all remembered.

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G7 environment ministers meet to discuss climate crisis

Environment ministers of the G7 nations met in France Sunday, a day ahead of the release of what is expected to be another alarming report on the state of the planet.

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Smart tech the new tool for African farmers

How do you manage the trick of feeding school children better and at a lower cost?

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Gravitational Waves, Nuclear Fire, Rocks and Love

A five-billion-year-old detective story reveals two new players in our origins — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Adam Sandler Makes a Long-Delayed Return to Saturday Night Live

Adam Sandler left Saturday Night Live in 1995 after a five-season run, having served as a core part of the show’s early ’90s cast, alongside big names such as David Spade, Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and Mike Myers. All of them went on to great success in movies and television, but their tenure at the show, which leaned on recurring characters and a loud, obnoxious strain of humor, w

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 And 2070 Soon Will Transition To Higher Performing Turing Chips

You may not realize it, but not all GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards are created equal. We are not just talking about the custom cooling solutions and PCBs (printed circuit …

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What will ethics mean to AGI?

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The Challenge of Abundance: Boredom, Meaning, and the Struggle of Mental Freedom

As technology continues to progress, the possibility of an abundant future seems more likely. Artificial intelligence is expected to drive down the cost of labor, infrastructure, and transport. Alternative energy systems are reducing the cost of a wide variety of goods. Poverty rates are falling around the world as more people are able to make a living, and resources that were once inaccessible t

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Researchers discover when the sense of touch is first developed

Scientists looked at brains of mice to track embryonic development of the sense of touch. They found that a "map" for the sense of touch is in place before birth. Human cerebral cortexes are similarly organized, indicating that the same process likely takes place. None Figuring out exactly how we get the sense of touch has not been conclusively understood so far, despite previous studies. A new s

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Link between oral contraceptives and knee injury in female athletes

Population study finds fewer contraceptive-takers require post-injury surgery. Natalie Parletta reports.

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Scientists gear up for forthcoming asteroid near-miss

In 2029, a one-in-a-millennium asteroid close encounter will happen, witnessed by billions of people. Richard A Lovett reports.

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Multiple measurements close in on dark energy

A huge collaboration of scientists reports important new findings about the shape of the universe and the mysterious force that shapes it. Andrew Masterson reports.

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Bats, better by the dozen

Analysis probes the evolutionary drivers behind flying mammals.

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Is having a pet a bad thing?

Keeping a companion animal is a fundamentally unjust act, writes sociologist Corey Lee Wrenn from the UK's University of Kent.

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Unusual star hints at Milky Way’s cataclysmic past

Big Dipper star likely originated in a small galaxy, now merged. Andrew Masterson reports.

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People are flocking to see melting glaciers before they’re gone – bringing both benefit and harm

More tourists mean more business and more climate change awareness but visiting thawing destinations can be a double-edged sword. Marcello Rossi reports.

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Microdosing LSD followed by decreased depression, study shows

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Apple And Google Pay Now Accepted By The UK Government For Select Services

Apple and Google Pay users in the United Kingdom can now pay their government for four services using their preferred mobile payments service. The government has started accepting the services …

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What to expect from Google I/O 2019

Prepare yourself for Google I/O with a roundup of in-the-works projects.

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How YouTube employees killed Internet Explorer 6

Having debuted shortly after the release of Windows XP in 2001, IE6 was a mess by 2009. If a web developer accidentally used an unsupported HTML element, IE6 would probably crash and might even …

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How to give the new Microsoft Edge a test run—and why you should

DIY Microsoft's new browser is ready to take on Chrome. Microsoft has rebuilt its Microsoft Edge browser using a different engine under the hood: Here's how to give it a try now.

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Da Vinci's hand impairment caused by nerve damage, not stroke

A fainting episode causing traumatic nerve damage affecting his right hand could be why Leonardo da Vinci's painting skills were hampered in his late career. While the impairment affected his ability to hold palettes and brushes to paint with his right hand, he was able to continue teaching and drawing with his left hand. According to most authors, the origin of da Vinci's right hand palsy was rel

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New artificial synapse is fast, efficient and durable

A battery-like device could act as an artificial synapse within computing systems intended to imitate the brain's efficiency and ability to learn.

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Excessive use of skin cancer surgery curbed with awareness effort

Sometimes a little gentle peer persuasion goes a long way toward correcting a large problem.That's the message from researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and seven collaborating health care organizations which report that a 'Dear Colleague' performance evaluation letter successively convinced physicians nationwide to reduce the amount of tissue they removed in a common surgical treatment for skin

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Maskinlæring og gamle danske blodprøver skal afsløre nye designerdrugs

PLUS. Serie: De danske retskemikere sidder hver dag og analyserer blod og hjernevæv for euforiserende stoffer for at hjælpe politiet i deres arbejde. Fremtiden ligger i at bruge maskinlæring til at opdage helt nye stoffer, som stofproducenterne har sneget uden om måleinstrumenterne.

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From Gloom To Gratitude: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy

Reaching out in kindness, mindful breathing and taking time daily to note positive moments and personal strengths are all part of a program that reduces anxiety and depression. But it takes practice. (Image credit: Cornelia Li for NPR)

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Tesla Raises Money, Drones Get Certified, and More Car News This Week

Telsa says it will raise up to $2.7 billion in new capital, and Uber prepares for its IPO.

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Trump's Bank Lawsuit Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

The president, his family, and company are trying to stop the banks from responding to congressional subpoenas.

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Who Is a Paleontologist, Really?

Academic gatekeeping obscures the contributions of communities vital to the study of ancient life — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Could Life on Earth Have Come from Another Star System?

We may all be aliens whose home world orbits a distant star.

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Here's More Evidence Sexual Orientation Is Fluid Right Into Our Adult Years

Labels like 'gay', 'straight' and 'bi' don't cut it.

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A Mysterious Hole Keeps Opening Up in Antarctica, And Scientists Say It'll Be Back

We might finally have an explanation for what this is.

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Why Does Freshly Cut Grass Smell So Nice?

What are we really smelling when we inhale that fresh-cut grass scent? And why do we like it so much?

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Spend Part of the $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan on Robots

Opinion: We need to invest in our crumbling infrastructure, and a good use of some of that money would be on robots, drones, and AI.

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Physicists Are Bewitched by Twisted Graphene's 'Magic Angle'

If you give graphene a twist, you get superconductivity—and many giddy physicists, all clamoring to work in the new field of twistronics.

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Antivaxxers Made the 'Brady Bunch' Measles Episode a Viral Menace

Marcia Brady’s pro-measles platform has become a staple of the antivax community—because everyone should take medical advice from a '60s sitcom.

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War wrecked an African ecosystem. Ecologists are trying to restore it

Bringing back big predators to Gorongosa, once a wildlife paradise in Mozambique, is just one piece of the puzzle in undoing the damage there.

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There s a flaw in Simulation Hypothesis

The hypothesis basically claims that "If the simulations which we are building are getting more and more realistic then it maybe possible to create lifelike simulation indistinguishable from reality and if it is possible to create such realistic simulations then we maybe in one as well". The problem with this claim is that the simulations are not getting realistic for the beings inside them but t

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In the future our shit will always smell like roses

Not metaphorically but irls for sure. Nano-bots within our digestive system could possibly process, add to, or otherwise change our waste so that it's form was the most comfortable. People would pay for it if it was cheap enough. So if it ever becomes possible and affordable I'm guessing it'd happen since people tend to like spending for more comfort. lel. prob not the brightest vision of the fut

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The robots are not coming for your job. With a few exceptions

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Artificial intelligence assesses PSTD by analysing voice patterns

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Valley News – Car hacking fears increase with more automation

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‘The Goddess of Good Sex’

“All RRRRRRight!” It’s January 2018, and Dr. Ruth is visiting the place where her fame began, roughly 40 years ago: a radio studio in New York City. This time around, though, she isn’t the host of the show, dispensing advice about sex and relationships with candid words and a signature accent (“a cross between Henry Kissinger and Minnie Mouse,” The Wall Street Journal put it). Now she is the gues

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Seafood Without The Sea: Will Lab-Grown Fish Hook Consumers?

The seafood industry has some well-publicized problems: from overfishing to contaminants that make their way into fish. Now, a handful of startups aim to offer a "clean" alternative grown from cells. (Image credit: Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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What Is Application Shielding?

Security firms are increasingly touting application shielding as an important layer of defense. But it may be better suited to DRM.

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Watch the Microsoft Build 2019 Keynote Here

Microsoft's developer conference kicks off with a keynote address at 8:30 am PT on Monday, May 6. Watch it here.

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Respawn has banned 770,000 Apex Legends cheaters since launch

Since launch, Respawn has expelled nearly a million Apex Legends accounts for cheating. Last month, Respawn’s Community Manager Jay Frechette said they had banned 499,937 accounts for not playing …

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How powerful would a type 7 civilization be ?

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What to Do When the Boss Is Wrong

Mercurial bosses in dysfunctional offices sometimes give orders that their employees just ignore—even when that dysfunctional office is the highest in the country. According to Robert Mueller’s recent report, Donald Trump tried to get his staff to impede the special counsel’s investigation, but figures such as Don McGahn and Rod Rosenstein protected the president—and themselves—by quietly letting

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvad blev der af det alternative dieselbrændstof DME?

En læser undrer sig over, at vi pludselig ikke hører så meget mere om æteren DME som brændstof. Professor på DTU Mekanik fortæller om dens fordele og ulemper.

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The Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

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Early pregnancy shifts body clock by a few hours

Women and mice both shift their daily schedules earlier by up to a few hours during the first trimester of their pregnancy, research finds. Disrupting this changed daily timing may put the pregnancy at risk, the study shows. “This is a very important first step in understanding what’s happening in term pregnancy, and it has a potential to inform our ability to intervene and prevent preterm birth

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Monkeys seem to prefer each other's company after a scary experience

Rhesus macaques appear to have become closer to each other after hurricane Maria devastated their island home in the Caribbean

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Nu skal hologrammer gøre operationer sikrere og hurtigere

Kirurgerne bruger tegninger på papir som vejledning under operationer. Snart kan de erstattes af hologrammer, som projiceres på patienten.

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CBD: a marijuana miracle or just another health fad?

The cannabis-derived compound is popping up in everything from mineral water to bath bombs. We ask experts and users if it actually works Aaron Horn first came across cannabidiol, or CBD, about three years ago in Glastonbury – the town, not the festival. “I found it at this amazing hemp shop, Hemp in Avalon ,” recalls Horn, a musician who is now 35. “It’s run by a guy called Free. His last name i

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Tesla Autonomous day, from a AI engineers' perspective

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FAA Predicts the Commercial Drone Market Will Triple by 2023

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Idas syn forsvinder: Nu har hun fyldt sit liv med lyd

Et svækket syn har givet Ida Marie Christensen ører som paraboler.

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Big pharma can only see the benefit of R&D for wealthy markets | Kenan Malik

There is too little incentive for pharmaceutical companies to work on treatments for diseases of low-income countries At the end of April, health workers in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya began rolling out the first and so far only vaccine proved to protect against malaria. It’s part of a World Health Organization pilot programme that could immunise more than one million children by 2023. Yet, while thi

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I can’t guarantee to give you a better life. I’ll leave that to the charlatans | Kevin McKenna

We’re besieged by people promising to improve our lot. My self-help programme is slightly different… Some of the most malevolent legacies of the Margaret Thatcher era for British society have been grievously self-evident. Some people have included the deadly sin of greed among them but I’m afraid we can’t lay that one at her feet. Like its six fraternal vices, greed has always been with us. All

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A Look Inside the School Professionalizing India’s Nationalists

The reporting for this article was supported by The Masthead, The Atlantic’s membership program. Learn more . MUMBAI—Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is on a mission that is at once impossibly simple and yet somehow insurmountable: He is training Indian politicians to be competent. Not just any politicians, mind you—Hindu nationalist politicians. Sahasrabuddhe, a senior official in Prime Minister Narendra Mod

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Use Trade to Advance Internet Freedom in China

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Scientists have a new idea to make a fusion reactor practical

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Can you tell a fake face from a real one?

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George R.R. Martin: 3 ‘Game of Thrones’ Successor Shows Are ‘Moving Nicely’ at HBO

Game of Thrones is in its last season, however, the fantasy series will still live on: George R.R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones, said that work on three new Game of […] The post …

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Delar av hjärnan kan somna – fast du har ögonen öppna

Det finns ingen skarp gräns mellan sömn och vakenhet. Ny forskning visar att delar av din hjärna kan falla i sömn till exempel när du sitter och kör bil.

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Så håller du dig pigg bakom ratten – forskarnas bästa tips

Spela klippet ovan för att höra vad bilförare brukar göra för att hålla sig vakna mitt i natten. Och vad som faktiskt fungerar enligt forskningen.

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What should we do about nuclear waste?

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Chinese hospitals set to sell experimental cell therapies

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A Mystery Frequency Disrupted Car Fobs in an Ohio City, and Now Residents Know Why

For weeks, some garage doors would not open and some car doors would not unlock in a Cleveland suburb. After some sleuthing, officials say they discovered the reason.

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OnePlus Teases Improved Water Resistance For Upcoming Flagship

OnePlus is gearing up to launch the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro in the near future. The company has a habit of releasing teasers for its new devices to get the hype going. The latest teaser …

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FAA Revises Predictions for Commercial Drone Market, Estimates It Will Triple by 2023

After an explosive increase in commercial drone registrations in 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration has revised its predictions for the sector and now expects it to triple in size by …

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Tesla Semi Truck spotted transporting massive concrete blocks

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YouTuber Austin Jones sentenced to 10 years in prison for soliciting explicit videos from underage fans

A judge has sentenced (via Buzzfeed News) former YouTuber Austin Jones to ten years in prison after he pled guilty to one count of “receipt of child pornography”. YouTube removed …

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Nature's emergency: Where we are in five graphics

Water and air pollution and deforestation are pushing the natural world to the brink.

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Why is the US so bad at recycling?

Recycling has become so expensive that some cities have suspended their programmes.

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May the 4th Be With You!

Really, any day is a good day to engage in citizen science. Need some inspiration? “American Spring LIVE,” aired last week on PBS NATURE and it featured lots of citizen science projects in need of your help. Catch the recorded series on Facebook! Cheers, The SciStarter Team Milkweed Tracker This time of year, caterpillar eggs are beginning to hatch. The caterpillars depend on milkweed for food as

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In Photos: Ancient Cemetery Near Giza Pyramids

Archaeologists working in Egypt have discovered a 4,500-year-old cemetery filled with tombs, sarcophagi, mummies and artifacts.

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4,500-Year-Old Cemetery and Sarcophagi Discovered by Giza Pyramids

A huge tomb holding the remains of two men, including a priest, were discovered in the ancient cemetery.

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Shouldn't The Matrix be the goal?

Any time I think about the future and how to best help the world and humanity, it always goes back to the matrix. ​ Humans spread across the world, destroying environments and wiping out species because they don't care. Maybe they care a little, just not enough to stop doing it. The more people there are, the worse this becomes as we need more space for housing, more space for farming, and more r

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Technology could help reduce exploitation of traditional weavers in Malaysia

New smartphone apps and greater use of social media could help reduce the exploitation of traditional weavers in poor rural regions of Malaysia, new research suggests. An interdisciplinary team …

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Technology could help reduce exploitation of traditional weavers in Malaysia

New smartphone apps and greater use of social media could help reduce the exploitation of traditional weavers in poor rural regions of Malaysia, new research suggests. An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including experts in human-computer interaction, information management, and English and creative writing, studied the supply chain of the songket fabric market in the Malaysian state of Ter

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UN biodiversity meet wraps up, report due Monday

Diplomats and scientists from 132 nations wrapped up six days of negotiations in Paris Saturday over the wording of a landmark report on the dire state of Nature and its impact on humanity, a UN official told AFP.

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