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Science Shows How Creativity Can Reduce Stress

Earlier this year, we grew anxious and distressed with how immigrants were being targeted with inflammatory rhetoric and discriminatory policies. But, instead of taking to the streets to protest with anger, we got busy by composing several songs that culminated in the release of our new album Home: Where Everyone Is …

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We want to live in the space colonies NASA engineers dreamed up in 1975

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At the peak of the Space Race, both the Russian and the United States space agencies were developing plans to establish permanent space colonies in orbit around our planet and beyond. In fact, in 1975, NASA’s Ames Research Center gathered 19 professors at Stanford University for 10 weeks with intention of not …

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Retina scan may detect onset of Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms emerge

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Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis could help sufferers access the appropriate medical and support services sooner. Researchers have discovered that a retina scan could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease years before other symptoms start to emerge. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It’s a debilitating, progressive condition that affects around …

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Girl, 11, vying to be America’s Top Young Scientist

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Eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao is one of just 10 finalists for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, and her invention just might save lives in the future. “My name is Gitanjali Rao and I like finding solutions to real problems,” says the 11-year-old girl finalist in one of the most …

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Robots will soon be writing news stories for the U.K.’s Press Association

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If you thought human journalists were too biased in their reporting, maybe robots will be better. We rejoiced when automation meant the more efficient production of the Ford Model T. We applauded when artificial intelligence bested humans at games and trivia. We nodded solemnly as machines began to replace fast-food …

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Bright light pulses bamboozle mosquitoes, could help fight malaria

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Discovery could help suppress the deadly spread of malaria by stopping mosquitoes in their tracks. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have made a potentially significant breakthrough in the battle against malaria by discovering a way to suppress mosquitoes’ natural biting behavior. The secret weapon? Exposure to just 10 …

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