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How Did Scientists Edit the Genes of Human Embryos?

Scientists have successfully edited the genes of human embryos. What does this mean for the future of genetic engineering?

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How Do We Encourage More Women in STEM?

Everyday Einstein talks to Rep. Lois Frankel about women in STEM

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Will the Thawing of Arctic Ice Release Diseases?

Will diseases frozen in Arctic permafrost be released and possibly reanimated by the thawing caused by global warming?

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How Can You Prepare for the August Solar Eclipse?

In less than a week, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun in the middle of the day blocking between 20 to 100% of the Sun’s light across the continental United States as it does. How can you…

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8 Ways Climate Change Puts Your Safety at Risk

Worried about climate change? Or just plain confused? Here’s 8 concrete ways climate change puts your safety at risk

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How Dangerous Is Asbestos?

This year the EPA is set to review restrictions on 10 high priority chemicals as part of the Toxic Substance Control Act, including asbestos. So why is asbestos dangerous? Is the US likely to change…

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When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?

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How Do I Know If My Tap Water Is Safe?

Everyday Einstein explains what contaminates our water, how it gets there, and what we can do to test it

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How to Support Renewable Energy (and Why You Really Should)

How can you support renewable energy? Plus, why you should

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What Does the Food and Drug Administration Do?

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What Does the Environmental Protection Agency Do?

What exactly does the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, do?

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5 Immigrants and Refugees Who Changed U.S. Science

The U.S. has a long history of providing safe haven for scientists and has welcomed immigrants who wish to contribute to the U.S. commitment to the pursuit of scientific truth

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Why Is the Ozone Hole Shrinking?

What caused the hole in the ozone layer? And how has science helped us begin to shrink the hole?

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What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

What are fast radio bursts? Why are astronomers so excited about them?

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How to Support Renewable Energy (and Why You Really Should)

How can you support renewable energy? Plus, why you should

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Why Does the Melting of Arctic Sea Ice Matter?

Due to the clear link to their diminishing habitat, polar bears have become the poster children for the direct impact of this lost Arctic sea ice. But how does this missing ice affect the rest of us?…

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How Do You Estimate Crowd Size?

The recent controversies surrounding the Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington may have you asking: how do you accurately estimate the size of a crowd?

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Is the 5-Second Rule True?

Should you really abide by the famous 5-second rule?

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What to Say to a Climate Change Skeptic

What should you say to a climate change skeptic?

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6 Tips for Identifying Fake News

You’ve likely heard about fake news. But how can you identify it? Here’s six tips

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Will Salt Water Quench the World’s Thirst?

Fresh water shortages are likely to plague two-thirds of the world’s population in the next decade and processes like desalination are still very costly. Luckily, a new material called graphene may…

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How Memory Works and 6 Tips to Improve It

Why can’t I remember where I left my car keys? Let’s explore how our memory works and discuss some tips on how to improve memory.

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Do Tattoos Boost Your Immune System?

A series of popular science articles have recently been touting the health benefits of tattoos, specifically their ability to boost your immune system. But is a little ink really the cure for the…

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Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

What is it about our sense of smell that works to better trigger our memory and our emotions?

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What Causes Wildfires?

The wildfire season started early this month in the northwestern U.S., and the huge blaze still burns in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after three weeks of fighting the flames. What causes wildfires on…

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Proxima B: 5 Things You Need to Know about the New Earth-Like Planet

A new Earth-like planet was recently discovered. Find out everything you need to know about Proxima b

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Can Music Make Us Smarter and Help Us Heal Faster?

Music may put us in a better mood or help us relax, but how far does our mind’s connection to music go? Can it make us smarter or even help us heal faster after surgery?

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5 Quick Facts about NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

What is so risky about Juno’s special maneuver? How close will the spacecraft get to the gas giant, and what does it hope to learn? Here are five quick facts summarizing the excitement around…

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Does Soap Really Kill 99.9% of Germs?

Does soap really kill germs like it’s supposed to?

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Women in Science: Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer

Computers streamline everything we do, from making our grocery list to checking the weather. With the Apple iOS Store adding ~20,000 apps per month, more and more of us are trying our hand at…

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