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Democracy
Bird and Lyft Are Offering Free Rides To the Polls in 2020
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Democracy
Bird and Lyft Are Offering Free Rides To the Polls in 2020
The micromobility industry launched a national campaign to offer free rides to the polls on Election Day.
October 27, 2020

The micromobility industry launched a national campaign to offer free rides to the polls on Election Day.

Outer Space
NASA Confirms Existence of Water on the Moon
water on the moon
Outer Space
NASA Confirms Existence of Water on the Moon
A study confirmed the existence of water on the moon the same day another provided evidence that the lunar surface could be rife with water reserves.
October 26, 2020

A study confirmed the existence of water on the moon the same day another provided evidence that the lunar surface could be rife with water reserves.

Insects
The "Iron Man" of Beetles Could Inspire Super-Durable Cars and Planes
Diabolical Ironclad Beetle
Insects
The "Iron Man" of Beetles Could Inspire Super-Durable Cars and Planes
The diabolical ironclad beetle could be the next big thing in biomimicry, inspiring the design of extra-durable planes, cars, and more.
October 26, 2020

The diabolical ironclad beetle could be the next big thing in biomimicry, inspiring the design of extra-durable planes, cars, and more.

CRISPR
These Gene-Edited Pigs Could Help End Organ Shortages
gene-edited pigs
CRISPR
These Gene-Edited Pigs Could Help End Organ Shortages
These gene-edited pigs have organs designed to be more compatible with the human body, bringing xenotransplantation one step closer to reality.
October 25, 2020

These gene-edited pigs have organs designed to be more compatible with the human body, bringing xenotransplantation one step closer to reality.

Fixing Justice
What Does Police Reform Look Like In 2020?
police reform
Fixing Justice
What Does Police Reform Look Like In 2020?
Calls for police reform have resulted in budget cuts, new policies, and a record number of police oversight measures landing on the 2020 ballot.
October 25, 2020

Calls for police reform have resulted in budget cuts, new policies, and a record number of police oversight measures landing on the 2020 ballot.

Insects
New Bug Spray "Crystals" Can Help Wipe Out Malaria
malaria prevention
Insects
New Bug Spray "Crystals" Can Help Wipe Out Malaria
Crystalizing a common insecticide makes it kill mosquitoes faster, and could be a cheap, effective new weapon for malaria prevention.
October 25, 2020

Crystalizing a common insecticide makes it kill mosquitoes faster, and could be a cheap, effective new weapon for malaria prevention.

Languages
Bringing Lost Languages Back To Life With AI
Lost Languages
Languages
Bringing Lost Languages Back To Life With AI
An algorithm that can identify the closest living relatives of lost languages could help linguists unlock the meaning of ancient texts.
October 25, 2020

An algorithm that can identify the closest living relatives of lost languages could help linguists unlock the meaning of ancient texts.

Voting
Barbershops Unite To Empower Black Voters
barbershops register voters
Voting
Barbershops Unite To Empower Black Voters
One campaign is hoping to increase voter turnout by empowering barbershops as community voter engagement hubs.
October 24, 2020

One campaign is hoping to increase voter turnout by empowering barbershops as community voter engagement hubs.

Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
Firefighting Robot
Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.
October 23, 2020

The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.

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