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Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White ‘Dude Walls’ Of Honor

Historic portraits of revered scientists and doctors can be found all over medical schools and universities — and, as it ...
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Praise, Don’t Tease, And Other Tips To Help Kids With Their Weight

Even well-intended comments about weight and dieting can actually harm children. Here’s advice for how to set kids up for ...
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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

Evangelicals are emerging as the most reliable U.S. supporters of the Israeli government and the fastest growing segment of the ...
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Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life

The government wants to withhold flu shots from migrants in detention centers even though doctors advise vaccinations for all detainees ...
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Nailed It: Bringing Science Into Nail Art

A young scientist decided that one way to get girls into science would be by painting neurons and parasitic worms ...
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When Temperatures Rise, So Do Health Problems

Heatstroke tends to get the most attention during extreme heat waves. But other diseases are affected by high temperatures as ...
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Elizabeth Warren Slams Student Loan Watchdog Appointment As ‘Outrageous’

Robert Cameron was a top lawyer for one of the country’s largest student loan servicers. In documents obtained by NPR, ...
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Top Publishers Sue Audible, Alleging Encroachment On Text Territory

The seven plaintiffs, which include all of the publishing industry’s Big Five, say the audiobook company is violating copyrights with ...
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated Again For Cancer

The 86-year-old justice just wrapped up weeks of treatment after a new cancerous tumor was found on her pancreas. Doctors ...
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The Amazon Rainforest, Ablaze In Brazil

There have been 74,155 fires in Brazil so far this year, mostly in the Amazon, and about half of which ...
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Brazilian President Bolsonaro To Send Army To Combat Amazon Rainforest Fires

Tens of thousands of fires have erupted in the Amazon so far this year — a huge spike over 2018 ...
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David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

Koch and his brother, Charles, built one of the nation’s largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded ...
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Wyoming Wants To Use Medicaid To Reduce Air Ambulance Bills For All Patients

Frustrated with sky-high bills from air ambulance companies, Wyoming hopes to hammer down those charges with more regulation. The companies ...
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Missy Elliott Drops ‘ICONOLOGY,’ Her First Original Project In 14 Years

The Virginia game-changer and Grammy winner drops a five-song EP ahead of being honored at the MTV Video Music Awards ...
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Returning To Lady: A Reflection On Two Decades ‘In Search Of Billie Holiday’

Farah Jasmine Griffin’s 2001 book on Billie Holiday posed a challenge to biographers and our understanding of Holiday. Here, she ...
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Uber tries to reassure customers that it takes safety seriously, following NYTimes book exerpt

It’s hard at times not to feel sorry for Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, given all that he inherited when he became the ride-share giant’s top ...
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Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more

Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry ...
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Driving Volkswagen’s all-electric ID Buggy concept

The VW electric ID Buggy concept is delightful and bright, stout and smiling. It’s a vehicle fit for the sunshine and sand dunes, or perhaps ...
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