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Stadium Voting Sites Make Voting Safer. Here’s How to Find Them.
Stadium Voting Sites Make Voting Safer. Here’s How to Find Them.
Voting
Stadium Voting Sites Make Voting Safer. Here’s How to Find Them.
As the pandemic increases the risk of in-person voting, sports teams are converting their homes into arena and stadium voting sites.
October 19, 2020

As the pandemic increases the risk of in-person voting, sports teams are converting their homes into arena and stadium voting sites.

Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
microevolution
Biology
A Microevolution Is Happening in Humans Right Now
More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.
October 18, 2020

More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.

Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
TMJ Pain
Healthcare
Jaw Joints Grown From Fat Could Alleviate TMJ Pain
Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.
October 18, 2020

Researchers have grown new jaw joints for pigs from fat-sourced stem cells, and the technique could one day cure TMJ pain, or even knee pain, in people.

Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
female orgasms
Biology
Smart Vibrator Helps Scientists Study Female Orgasms
The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.
October 17, 2020

The Lioness Sex Research Platform is helping scientists study female orgasms by providing anonymized data collected by a smart vibrator.

Neuroscience
Dopamine and Serotonin May Do More Than We Thought
dopamine and serotonin
Neuroscience
Dopamine and Serotonin May Do More Than We Thought
Dopamine and serotonin are crucial brain chemicals. A new study that measured them simultaneously in active brains suggests they may do more than we think.
October 17, 2020

Dopamine and serotonin are crucial brain chemicals. A new study that measured them simultaneously in active brains suggests they may do more than we think.

The Future Explored
Supersonic Travel Went Stale. Can Boom Bring it Back With New Commercial Jet?
Supersonic Travel Went Stale. Can Boom Bring it Back With New Commercial Jet?
The Future Explored
Supersonic Travel Went Stale. Can Boom Bring it Back With New Commercial Jet?
The startup aims to make supersonic travel available to the public within a decade.
October 17, 2020

The startup aims to make supersonic travel available to the public within a decade.

Fixing Justice
Despite the Pandemic, Voting Rights Groups Help Register Voters in Jail
Despite the Pandemic, Voting Rights Groups Help Register Voters in Jail
Fixing Justice
Despite the Pandemic, Voting Rights Groups Help Register Voters in Jail
Voting rights groups help inmates register and vote, despite hurdles presented by the pandemic.
October 17, 2020

Voting rights groups help inmates register and vote, despite hurdles presented by the pandemic.

Food
Robot Cook Could Help Restaurants Recover from COVID-19
Robot Cook
Food
Robot Cook Could Help Restaurants Recover from COVID-19
Miso Robotics is making Flippy ROAR available for $30,000 in the hopes the robot cook will help the restaurant industry recover from the pandemic.
October 16, 2020

Miso Robotics is making Flippy ROAR available for $30,000 in the hopes the robot cook will help the restaurant industry recover from the pandemic.

Robotics
This Robot Dolphin Could Free Animals From Captivity
robot dolphin
Robotics
This Robot Dolphin Could Free Animals From Captivity
This robot dolphin could replace the real ones forced to entertain people at marine park exhibits across the globe.
October 16, 2020

This robot dolphin could replace the real ones forced to entertain people at marine park exhibits across the globe.

VR
New Data Visualization Tool Lets Scientists “Walk” Inside Cells
Data Visualization
VR
New Data Visualization Tool Lets Scientists “Walk” Inside Cells
A new data visualization tool called vLUME recreates tiny objects like cells and neurons in a virtual world, allowing scientists to then explore them in VR.
October 15, 2020

A new data visualization tool called vLUME recreates tiny objects like cells and neurons in a virtual world, allowing scientists to then explore them in VR.

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