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Health News

Americans among Most Stressed in World, Gallup Poll Says

May 1, 2019

A recent survey suggests Americans are some of the most stressed people in the world, “The New York Times” reports. In addition, Americans’ stress levels are the highest they’ve been in a decade. However, evolving tech is here to help. […]

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New Neural Imaging Tech Translates Thoughts into Speech

April 30, 2019

New scientific tool decodes brain signals intended for body’s speech-related movements and turns them into computerized speech, as reported by Axios. While the device has limitations, it’s a step forward in helping those who have lost the ability to speak. However, neural imaging is often misunderstood. […]

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“Jeopardy!” Contestant Breaks Record for Single-Game Winnings

April 29, 2019

A contestant on the popular television show “Jeopardy!” earned $131,127 in a single game, breaking the record for highest single-game winnings, according to the show’s website. Professional gambler James Holzhauer has amassed over a million dollars in 17 nights, with no sign of slowing down. Here’s how. […]

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Patrick Stewart Returns to “Star Trek” Role as New Series Begins Filming

April 28, 2019

Sir Patrick Stewart has returned to his most iconic role as a new “Star Trek” TV series began filming last week, ScreenRant reported. The iconic science fiction franchise has spawned over a dozen feature films and several television series since its inception in the 1960s by creator Gene Roddenberry. One of “Star Trek’s” best-known subjects is that of parallel universes. […]

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Lifestyle News

Dog Rescued by Oil Rig Workers 135 Miles off Coast of Thailand

April 27, 2019

A furry and unexpected guest recently swam to an oil rig 135 miles off the Thai coast, NPR reported. A dog surprised workers on the oil rig, who rescued him from the water and cared for him until they could return him to land. Luckily, the pup avoided the common hazards and dangers of offshore energy life. […]

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Lifestyle News

Clinical Trials Editing Human Genes Underway in Philadelphia

April 26, 2019

Early trials editing human genetics have begun at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, according to NPR. Independent trials in the United States, Canada, and Europe are also set to begin soon, despite the controversy surrounding gene editing. How did gene editing begin and how has it progressed? […]

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Business News

Implied Curse Word in Clothing Brand Name Complicates Court Case

April 25, 2019

The clothing brand FUCT has been denied federal protection of trademark by the Supreme Court, “The New York Times” reported last week. According to the Times piece, no one in the courtroom could even bring themselves to say the word out loud. Why do we get so squeamish about certain words? […]

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Earliest Molecule after Big Bang Detected in Space

April 24, 2019

The helium hydride ion (HeH+), possibly the first molecule in existence, has been discovered in space, according to an article by CNN. Believed to be formed by the first chemical reaction of the big bang, helium hydride has long been hypothesized but only recently located in outer space. How are molecules made? […]

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Notre-Dame Cathedral, Remembered

April 22, 2019

Like many around the world, we at The Great Courses were moved by this shocking loss. Notre-Dame is not only a stunning example of architecture and a repository for art and culture, it is an iconic part of the world’s history. […]

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