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Earlier this month 40 finalists competed in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Within that group, four promising Latinx students showcased projects that took on some of the world’s larger problems. These young men and women have become an inspiration to a
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Topline The U.S. recorded 77,339 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University, and the rolling 7-day average of cases nationwide has increased by more than 10% over the previous week, with more than two dozen states trending in the wrong direction, leading to the Centers for Disease Control and
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Hurricanes get your attention. They are powerful storms that cause life-altering changes for people and communities. Hurricane Michael (2018), for example, destroyed coastal and tourist communities and then plowed into my state of Georgia with 100+ mph winds destroying critical agricultural crops. While we tend to be U.S-centric, hurricanes are part of a broader class
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New research into the mass death of millions of shearwater birds in 2013 suggests seabirds are eating non-food materials including floating pumice stones, because they are starving, potentially indicating broader health issues for the marine ecosystem. The research led by Australia’s national science agency investigated a 2013 seabird mass mortality event (MME) in which up
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It’s been over 100 years since the first solution for a black hole was discovered in General Relativity. For generations, scientists argued over whether these objects were physical, existing all throughout our Universe, or whether they were mere mathematical artifacts. In the 1960s, Roger Penrose’s Nobel-winning work demonstrated how black holes could realistically form in
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Although there is evidence that adoption occurs in many species of animals, it is rare for scientists to actually observe adoption in the wild. Researchers studying bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say they observed something even more unusual. Between April 2019 and May 2020, two female bonobos adopted infants from outside their
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