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Majestic Vultures, Kings of the Sky (Photos)
White-backed vulture beak
July 2nd, 2015
The majestic vulture is on the decline across the globe, and if they fade, what will happen to the carrion they clear from the Earth?
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Awake Again: Is It Insomnia or Just Segmented Sleep? (Op-Ed)
Couple in bed, woman awake
June 30th, 2015
Waking up at night is normal, and it may not effect the quality of your sleep.
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How Fast Does a Thought Travel?
Electric brain, speed of thought
June 29th, 2015
Scientists have quantified the speed of light, the speed of sound, the speed at which the Earth revolves around the sun, the speed at which hummingbirds beat their wings, the average speed of continental drift….
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Climate Change Sparks Turbulence in Aviation Industry (Op-Ed)
Rows of chairs at an airport gate
July 2nd, 2015
As temperatures warm, so do runways, with troubling results.
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Is Technology Destroying Empathy? (Op-Ed)
An artist's depiction shows a human head surrounded by the gears of technology.
June 30th, 2015
Technology can serve to boost empathy or damage it, and the effects on society can be profound.
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Recycled Dormitory Water: The Next Big Thing On Campus? (Video)
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June 27th, 2015
Would you drink second-hand water from a college dorm?
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There's No Such Thing As 'Free-Range' Parenting — It's Just Parenting
Two children sit on a hillside.
June 26th, 2015
Helicopter parents, "free-range" parents — what really is the best way to raise a kid?
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Firework Colors Enhanced by Elements of Life
NYC fireworks
July 2nd, 2015
Fireworks in purple, blue and red owe their vibrant displays to elements now coursing through your blood stream.
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'(R)EVOLUTION' (US 2015): Book Excerpt
(R)EVOLUTION book cover, evolution, empathy
June 30th, 2015
Prologue to the novel (R)EVOLUTION by P.J. Manney.
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Does Music Give You Math Skills? It's a Tricky Equation
June 27th, 2015
Will Mozart truly boost your mathematical mind?
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