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    Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars

    Konstantinos P. Giapis with his reactor that converts carbon dioxide to molecular oxygen. Credit: California Institute of Technology Science fiction stories are chock full of terraforming schemes and oxygen generators for a very good reason—we humans need molecular oxygen (O2) to breathe, and space is essentially devoid of it. Even […] More

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    Rare iron oxide could be combined with 2-D materials for electronic, spintronic devices

    A microscope image shows flakes of epsilon-iron(III) oxide grown on mica by Rice engineers. The nearly 2D crystals are promising building blocks for electronics and spintronics that take advantage of their stable magnetic properties. Credit: the Lou Group Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional […] More

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    Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material

    Schematic of plasma assisted carbon-hydrogen species doping in the WS2 lattice. Credit: Fu Zhang/Penn State A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers at Penn State who say […] More

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    16 Marvel Actors Who Hide Behind the Masks of Their Characters

    As of April 2019, only 3.6 percent of adults in the US labor force were unemployed, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s the lowest rate America has experienced since 1969. An unemployment rate that low is supposed to augur disaster, if you listened to many macroeconomists — […] More

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    Face to Face with… Eniola Aluko, England Footballer

    This week, Grace speaks to England’s football star Eniola Aluko. As one of the standout perfomers for both England and Chelsea Ladies, Enoila has been at the forefront of the movement which has seen women’s football surge in popularity, after England’s recent success at the World Cup, where they reached […] More

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    Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft

    Inspired by the paper folding art of origami, a University of Washington team created a paper model of a metamaterial that uses ‘folding creases’ to soften impact forces for potential applications in spacecraft, cars and beyond. Credit: Kiyomi Taguchi/University of Washington Space vehicles like SpaceX’s Falcon 9 are designed to […] More

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    20 Uproarious Photos That Prove Nature Enjoys Making Life Fun

    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed into law a bill that bans abortion at eight weeks’ gestation, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The law also includes a slate of other restrictions, including a ban on abortion based on the race or sex of the fetus and a […] More

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    Engineers create a simple test that can measure stress hormones in sweat, blood, urine or saliva

    University of Cincinnati research assistant Shima Dalirirad examines a machine that prints test strips in UC’s Nanoelectronics Laboratory. Credit: Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services Stress is often called “the silent killer” because of its stealthy and mysterious effects on everything from heart disease to mental health. Now researchers at the University […] More

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    Dead roots, not just waves, account for marsh losses in gulf

    A new study finds that shoreline erosion rates can double following the death of plants on wetland edges, such as these marshes in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay that were heavily oiled by 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Credit: Duke University A new Duke University-led study finds that the death of marsh […] More

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    Missouri abortion ban: Gov. Mike Parson signs HB 126 into law

    In social terms, WeWork — recently renamed the We Company — is one of the modern world’s least controversial high-flying private startups. Centered on the idea of providing flexible workspaces to individuals and small groups, the company has none of the myriad regulatory issues afflicting an Uber or an Airbnb. […] More

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    WeWork valuation and IPO: it seems like a lot

    In social terms, WeWork — recently renamed the We Company — is one of the modern world’s least controversial high-flying private startups. Centered on the idea of providing flexible workspaces to individuals and small groups, the company has none of the myriad regulatory issues afflicting an Uber or an Airbnb. […] More

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    ELLE X KLOSSY | Episode 2 | Instagram COO Marne Levine

    Right now, it feels like social media is “in the bleakness of figuring out where it needs to go,” Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says. But it won’t be that way forever. “I don’t have any answers as to how we get out of the current situation, but I think there’s […] More

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