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Colleges Crack Down on Students Paying for Ghostwritten Essays

April 19, 2019

Colleges and universities are finding new ways to prevent students from paying for their essays to be written, NPR reported recently. Students cite rising academic pressures and workloads in choices that educators are calling “contract cheating.” Let’s look at how to write essays instead of buying them. […]

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Amazon Listens to Random Echo Owners’ Alexa Commands

April 18, 2019

Amazon employees sometimes listen to voice commands that Echo owners give to Alexa, “Bloomberg” reported. During the Alexa voice review process, a team of Amazon contractors and full-time employees listen to recordings of customers giving instructions to Alexa, for the purposes of improving software algorithms. Do privacy issues have a home on “The Internet of Things?” […]

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New Human Species Discovered in the Philippines

April 17, 2019

A small relative to our species (“Homo sapiens”) has been discovered in a cave in the Philippines, “USA Today” reports. Newly excavated bones and teeth provide evidence of a previously unknown humanoid species. The discovery changes our knowledge of evolution and early ancestry for the second time in a decade. […]

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WikiLeaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London

April 16, 2019

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has been arrested in London, according to BBC News. The Australian co-founder of the information leaking site faces charges of federal conspiracy in the United States. The website has a complicated history with free speech and the release of classified information. […]

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Vehicles Labeled “Domestic” May Be Built in Canada and Mexico

April 14, 2019

Forty-three percent of cars built in Mexico and Canada are Detroit-brand vehicles, the “Detroit Free Press” said. Similarly, 47% of vehicles sold in the United States were imported. Historically, automobile production revolutionized the business of factory labor. […]

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NASA Pays $19K to Study Participant to Stay in Bed for Two Months

April 13, 2019

NASA and other space agencies are conducting studies offering $19,000 to each participant who stays in bed for 60 days, “Smithsonian Magazine” reports. Scientists hope to study the effects that zero-gravity environments have on bone and muscle mass, among other effects. What do we already know about the effects of space flight upon the human body? […]

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Health News

Poor Diets Responsible for More Deaths than Smoking, Study Finds

April 12, 2019

A recent global study published in “The Lancet” shows that diet-related deaths outranked smoking-related deaths in 2017. Eleven million deaths among adults were from dietary risks, the report said. The path to obesity and tips to change course can mean life or death. […]

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Scientists Release First Picture of Black Hole Ever Recorded

April 11, 2019

For the first time in human history, astronomers have photographed a black hole, as reported by BBC News. An array of eight telescopes spread across five continents spent 10 days taking the picture. The physics affiliated with black holes is as incredible as are the pictures. […]

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47,000 U.S. Bridges Classified As “Structurally Deficient”

April 11, 2019

A new report by a Washington, D.C.-based group says over 47,000 bridges across the country need repairs, according to an article by NPR. The group, The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), estimates an 80-year timeline to fix all the bridges. But the construction and deterioration of bridges are complex matters. […]

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Health News

Longer, Harsher Allergy Season Expected This Year

April 10, 2019

Doctors are claiming that allergy season will last longer and be more severe this year, CBS Philadelphia reports. This is due to the extended pollen blooming season likely caused by climate change. How do allergies affect your body? […]

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