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    One of the fastest growing fields in science still makes a lot of people very uncomfortable [qz.com] Think of someone whose political ideology leads them to ignore and groundlessly reject science. Typically, this often describes those on the right of the political…
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      Craigslist confessional: “I argue with God about my wife, and why he took her beautiful mind away from her.” [qz.com] This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their sto…
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        Dolly the sheep’s clones are perfectly healthy, which could be huge for the future of cloning [qz.com] When Dolly the sheep died of lung disease and severe arthritis in 2003 after a relatively short seven year life, many scientists speculated that perhaps…
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          Stories from the women on the front lines of Turkey’s coup [qz.com] PDuring the coup attempt on July 15, Turkey witnessed many heroic actions. People lay down in front of tanks. Others stood in front of them…
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            People don’t trust economists anymore [qz.com] For most of my career it has been good to be an economist. I felt wise, I felt heard. Sure, I got constant reminders from…
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              The world’s most expensive coffee is a nightmare for the animals who produce it [qz.com] The most expensive coffee in the world can go for $100 a cup, but it comes with a hidden cost: the well-being of a forest-dwelling…
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                An 18-year-old inventor’s new drone wants to be like the Swiss Army Knife of drones [qz.com] Most consumer drones on the market right now are really good at being flying cameras. Some can follow you around on their own, and some…
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                  The story of a Somali Olympian refugee who died at sea is the subject of a new graphic novel [qz.com] Since 2012, more than 11,300 refugees have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. Among them: Samia Yusuf Omar, a 21-year-old runner from…
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                    Young Hispanic voters don’t care that Tim Kaine speaks Spanish [qz.com] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. And as the presumptive nominee is quick to point out,…
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                      The “Jennifer Aniston neuron” is the foundation of compelling new memory research [qz.com] A little over a decade ago, neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga published a paper (pdf) detailing his discovery of the “Jennifer Aniston neuron.” Looking for the…
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                        Somalia’s nascent love affair with books is blossoming as safety returns to the country [qz.com] In the craggy hills of Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway region of Somaliland, organizers and participants this morning (July 23) flooded the opening ceremony…
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                          Walmart has a smart new ploy to reduce rampant food waste: Selling ugly produce [qz.com] After decades of US lawmakers passing up opportunities to fight food waste on a national level, a concerted effort is beginning to emerge from parts…
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                            A Colorado town has been warned to stop drinking its marijuana-laced water supply [qz.com] The residents of a tiny town in eastern Colorado have been asked to stop drinking and cooking with its public water because it contains THC—the…
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                              Photos: Can Pokémon Go get the world to care about the plight of Syrian children? [qz.com] It’s been about a week since the world lost its mind—for Pókemon Go, that is. So how’s this for a First World reality check? Images…
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                                A groundbreaking scientist in Cameroon is worried about how little of his funding comes from Africa [qz.com] Last year, Wilfred Ndifon, a Cameroonian scientist, announced that his research into the human body’s immune system had solved a 70-year-old immunological …
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                                  Instead of asking, “are robots becoming more human?” we need to ask “are humans becoming more robotic?” [qz.com] For more than 65 years, computer scientists have studied whether robots’ behavior could become indistinguishable from human intelligence. But while we’…
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                                    Teasing has many benefits, when done right [qz.com] “Don’t tease,” is a standard admonition of any parent. But while teasing can be cruel or a form of bullying, it doesn’t have to be.…
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                                      Here’s a soulful Japanese word for the news-generated sadness you’re probably feeling [qz.com] With tragedies and terrible news relentlessly chasing one another through the news cycle, it’s only fair to feel an increasing sense of horrified impotence towards…
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                                        Young and alone: The attacks in Germany follow an ominous new terror blueprint [qz.com] A 17-year-old with an axe and a knife on a train. An 18-year-old with a gun at a shopping mall. The two terror attacks in…
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                                          How to take stunning summer action shots on your phone: tips from a genius Olympic photographer [qz.com] In her nearly 20 years documenting ball games, boxing matches, Olympic speed skating competitions, and every sport in between, Getty Images photographer Elsa G…