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Should Grit Be Taught and Tested in School?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 06:30
Social and emotional skills are starting to be taught in schools—but experts urge caution

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Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 06:00
In 2009, Congress asked for recommendations on what to do about information that falls outside the privacy law known as HIPAA. Health officials released their report, but offered no suggestions

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Giant Mountains on Venus May Help Explain Bizarre Clouds

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 16:25
4,500-meter range pushes watery clouds upward in the strange “Fountain of Aphrodite” phenomenon

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Are Statistics Still Useful in Politics?

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:10
Trump's nomination might suggest otherwise—but a new paper helps refute that idea

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Active Marijuana Ingredient Detected in Colorado Town Well

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:00
Residents of the 800-person town were told not to drink the water

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How to Reduce Police Violence

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:30
Doubts cast on police implicit bias training

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A Political Submarine, 1916

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:15
Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: July 22, 1916

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Dark Matter Stays Dark

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00
The most sensitive search yet for the mystery substance draws a blank after 20 months

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Why the "Heat Dome" Will Scorch Nearly the Entire U.S. This Weekend

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:00
Some places will see temperatures as much as 5.6 to 8.3 degrees Celsius above average for this time of year

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Second Case of Zika in Florida May Have Come from Local Mosquitoes

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:45
Both investigations are underway with no official time line for answers

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Mucus Lets Dolphins Emit Their Clicks

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:16
A model of the dolphin vocal apparatus shows that they need a coating of mucus to produce their distinctive sounds.  

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New Dinosaur Had the <i>T. rex</i> Look: Tiny Arms

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:30
Like its distant relative T. rex, a newly identified dinosaur, named Gualicho shinyae, sported small arms and hands with two clawed fingers

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Graphene Sheets Tear Themselves to Ribbons

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:15
Peeled strips of single-layer carbon could be useful in electronic circuitry

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Visualizing the Global Network of Languages

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:00
Interactive visualization uses translation data to explore connections among world languages

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She Has His Eyes--Does Gender Matter in Cornea Transplants?

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:45
A study suggests women are more likely to reject men’s corneas, contradicting practice and previous research

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When Tummy Tucks Go Bad

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:33
Women from six states develop tough-to-treat infections after traveling to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery

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Meet the Shreats

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:00
A quick look at the obscure, striped, worm-eating mice of the Philippines...

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Poor Musical Taste? Blame Your Upbringing

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:30
Culture and experiences shape what sounds pleasing more than biology does, a study says

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Electric Car Sales Up Despite Low Gasoline Prices

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:00
Used electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are also hot commodities

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Paper in a Top Medical Journal Has an Unexpected Author: Barack Obama

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:30
The JAMA paper highlights some of the successes of the Affordable Care Act

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