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Ivanka Trump and Betsy DeVos Support Women in STEM

From Cosmopolitan WASHINGTON (AP) – Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday exhorted young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, saying those fields will provide the jobs and innovation for the future. Their tour … Continue reading

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Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people … Continue reading

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These slo-mo videos of mosquitos in flight will soothe the fear out of you

[embedded content] If only mosquitos moved this slowly in real life, giving us ample time to smash or flick them before they took a juicy bite. The video above shows a mosquito moving 667 times more slowly than normal. Scientists … Continue reading

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On Siberia native land, oil doesn't take 'no' for an answer

Kogalym (Russia) (AFP) – The Sopochin family has seen oil majors gradually encroach on the land in Siberia where they have herded reindeer for generations, but the latest project has made them draw the line. “All of our territory sits … Continue reading

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House hearing on climate science focuses on name calling

Climate science and politics too often reverts into name calling and bullying, which can get in the way of real work. That was the only thing House Science Committee members, three scientists who often clash with mainstream science and a … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes are actually terrible at flying

Mosquitoes spend a lot of time in the air—it’s how they hunt, find mates, and even lay eggs. But for all the time they’re actually airborne, it turns out they’re not actually that efficient at flying. In a paper published … Continue reading

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This rare tiger is on the rebound in Thailand's jungle

Camera “traps” hidden in eastern Thailand’s forests have captured a pretty spectacular sight: a population of elusive tigers, roaming to and fro.  It’s a “welcome sign of hope” for the critically endangered Indochinese tiger, whose ranks have diminished in recent … Continue reading

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From decapitation to positive psychology: how one nerve connects body, brain and mind

The relationship between mind, brain and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for centuries. Some of the first interesting – albeit gruesome – experiments on the role of the body in human consciousness considered life after decapitation. In 1905, … Continue reading

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Stunning mosaics shed light on enigmatic past of Roman city in southern France

Archaeologists have unearthed part of an ancient Roman city in southern France, known as Ucetia. To date, the settlement had only be known by name, and this is the first time that some of its impressive features have come to … Continue reading

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Space arms race as Russia, China emerge as 'rapidly growing threats' to US

U.S. satellites may be vulnerable to attacks that could make our whole way of fighting war riskier, according to experts. “Every major space-faring nation that can track a satellite and launch into outer space has the means to mess up … Continue reading

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