How to Treat Your Weekend Like a Vacation

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Going on vacation every week might sound like the (very unattainable) dream. But a simple mindset shift makes it possible—no travel involved.

All you need to do is get in the habi…

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Meet Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, a Physics Whiz So Talented That Stephen Hawking Cited Her

By the time Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski was 13, she had learned how to fly a plane, built her own aircraft, and flown it solo. Since then, the aeronautical wunderkind’s academic career has similarly taken flight. Pasterski earned an undergraduate physics degree from MIT in three years with a perfect GPA and is now a Ph.D. candidate in physics at Harvard’s Center for the Fundamental L…

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13 Religious Sisters Have Died From COVID-19 at a Single Convent in Michigan

Thirteen religious sisters at a Michigan convent have died from the coronavirus, with twelve sisters passing in the span of a month.

The women, aged 69 to 99, were all members of a Felician Sisters convent in Livonia, Mi.

On Good Friday, the virus took the life of Sister Mary Luiza Wawrzyniak, 99. By the end of the month, eleven other sisters had passed; seventeen more were infected…

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SpaceX’s Crewed Launch Continues What NASA’s Gemini Astronauts Started

We’re not sure if Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin were watching Sunday when SpaceX’s Crew Dragon lifted off from Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral for its first fully operational mission—but the odds are pretty good that they were. Astronauts from past eras of space travel tend to keep up with the doings in the modern one. Either way, the overall audience for the launch was big&md…

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The Link Between High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

High blood pressure—also known as hypertension—and Type 2 diabetes are two of the most common medical conditions in the U.S. Unfortunately, they often occur together. Some research has found that 85% of middle-aged or older adults who have Type 2 diabetes also have hyper­tension, and both conditions elevate a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

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This Company May Be Crucial To the U.S. EV Transition

In the wake of federal mandates to phase out gasoline-powered cars, fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming some of the most crucial infrastructure for the U.S. transition away from fossil fuels. And one of the most important manufacturers in that space is an Australian company that few people outside the world of clean tech have heard of.

Tritium, a publicly-held …

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To Make a Difference in Health Care, AI Must Learn Like Us

Millions of people, many of whom have never thought much about computer science, are experimenting with generative AI models such as the eminently conversational ChatGPT and creative image generator DALL-E. While these products reflect less of a technological breakthrough than AI’s emergence into the public consciousness, the traction they have found is guiding massive investment streams&…

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The World’s Oceans Are in Trouble. And So Are Humans, Warns U.N. Report

To most people, the world’s oceans can seem dark and distant. Billions live in close proximity to them and rarely venture in; billions more live with the world’s bodies of water out of sight and out of mind.

But as humans continue to pump global-warming causing gases into the air, oceans are playing a role shaping all of human civilization, according to a new report from the U…

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Emory Fires 2 Scientists Accused of Hiding Chinese Ties

Emory University fired two neuroscientists after they were accused of failing to disclose foreign research funding and connections with China.

Li Xiao-Jiang told Science magazine that the university fired him and his wife, Li Shihua––with whom he led a laboratory at the Atlanta university’s medical school. The university also shut down their laboratory. Four Chi…

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Big Commerce tech brand becomes an official patron of BFC

And it said that Jim Herbert, senior VP and general manager of EMEA at the firm, will join the BFC’s Industry Advisory Board. This delivers top-level guidance on industry best practices around key topics including sustainability and diversity in the industry. Herbert said the firm is keen to parter with the BFC “as it nurtures the future growth and success in British fashion by focusing …

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