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Directed energy weapons shoot painful but non-lethal beams – are similar weapons behind the Havana syndrome?

Directed energy weapons shoot painful but non-lethal beams...

Electromagnetic beams of the right power and wavelength can cause pain and zap electronics....

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How many satellites are orbiting Earth?

How many satellites are orbiting Earth?

In the past decade, the number of satellites in orbit has skyrocketed thanks to...

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Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years

Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram...

There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially...

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Political orientation predicts science denial – here's what that means for getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19

Political orientation predicts science denial – here's...

Republicans are four times as likely as Democrats to say they’re not going to get...

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SpaceX Inspiration4 mission sent 4 people with minimal training into orbit – and brought space tourism closer to reality

SpaceX Inspiration4 mission sent 4 people with minimal...

The Inspiration4 mission sent four civilians to space for three days. Though still...

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James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer on the team explains how to send a giant telescope to space – and why

James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer on the team explains...

The largest orbital telescope ever made will allow astronomers to study the atmospheres...

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Apple's plan to scan your phone raises the stakes on a key question: Can you trust Big Tech?

Apple's plan to scan your phone raises the stakes on a...

Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that...

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What happens when your foot falls asleep?

What happens when your foot falls asleep?

An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your...

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Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even create thunderstorms that lead to catastrophic flooding – here's how it works

Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even create thunderstorms...

An atmospheric scientist and sailplane pilot describes why large areas of burned...

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How 'engagement' makes you vulnerable to manipulation and misinformation on social media

How 'engagement' makes you vulnerable to manipulation and...

You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your...

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SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will send 4 people with minimal training into orbit – and bring space tourism closer to reality

SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will send 4 people with minimal...

The Inspiration4 mission is sending four civilians to space for three days. Though...

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9/11 survivors' exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded

9/11 survivors' exposure to toxic dust and the chronic...

Those directly exposed to toxic dust and trauma on and after 9/11 carry with them...

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Data science education lacks a much-needed focus on ethics

Data science education lacks a much-needed focus on ethics

Undergraduate programs are springing up across the US to meet the burgeoning demand...

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Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even trigger thunderstorms, leading to catastrophic flooding – here's how

Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even trigger thunderstorms,...

An atmospheric scientist and sailplane pilot describes why large areas of burned...

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Why are planets round?

Why are planets round?

Gravity, mass and centrifugal force all contribute to the final shape of a planet.

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably not the ones you think

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably...

If you see the Tesla Bot as a joke or a harbinger of a dystopian future, you could...

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