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Health News

Longer, Harsher Allergy Season Expected This Year

April 10, 2019

Doctors are claiming that allergy season will last longer and be more severe this year, CBS Philadelphia reports. This is due to the extended pollen blooming season likely caused by climate change. How do allergies affect your body? […]

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News

New Information Emerges about Catching Up on Lost Sleep

April 6, 2019

Sleep deprivation research is revealing new side effects associated with a lack of sleep, NPR reported recently. Getting a good night’s rest refuels and resets the brain for the long day to follow. Catch up on why we catch up on Z’s. […]

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News

Regulations Tighten on Gene Editing of Human Embryos

March 26, 2019

The Chinese government announced regulations requiring research approval for gene editing, “Science Magazine” reported. This statement follows the news that China had produced two genetically-altered babies. We’ve come a long way from blasting radiation at insects. […]

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American History

A Walk through the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

March 23, 2019

The National Zoo is home to an astounding 1,800 animals representing 300 species. Here’s what makes it not only a fun place to visit but an important part of research and conservation work in the United States and around the world. […]

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News

Doctor Delivers Fatal Prognosis to Patient Remotely via Robot

March 20, 2019

A doctor in California gave his patient days to live via robot-mounted video chat, The Chicago Tribune reported. The unorthodox and controversial method of delivering the news has sparked the ire of the patient’s family. Do impersonal practices like this outweigh the benefits of medical robots? […]

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Health News

Alex Trebek Announces Stage-IV Pancreatic Cancer

March 14, 2019

In a video posted to Jeopardy’s official YouTube account on March 6, Alex Trebek announced he has been diagnosed with Stage-IV pancreatic cancer. In an optimistic, but solemn statement, Trebek vowed to fight the disease and win. Recent advancements in cancer research may help his prognosis. […]

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World’s Largest Bee Spotted for First Time Since 1981

March 13, 2019

The Earth’s largest species of bee, Megachile pluto, has been spotted for the first time in nearly 40 years, according to National Geographic. Once thought extinct, it measures up to an inch and a half long. The rediscovery of the species prompts a look at the value that bees give us and the environmental dangers they face. […]

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News

Major League Baseball May Consider Robotic Umpires

March 4, 2019

Baseball’s trendsetting independent organization, the Atlantic League, may begin using the ball-tracking technology Trackman to call balls and strikes in its games. This automation would regulate the “strike zone” via robotics instead of umpires’ discretion, likely causing the MLB to follow suit. But why do we use robotics? […]

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U.S. News

Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Crumbles, Chicago Police Say

February 27, 2019

“Empire'” actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested for staging an alleged hate crime against himself, Chicago Police said. However, this incident has many forebears in copycat crimes and other hoaxes. Which fraudulent crimes have made waves in the United States? […]

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