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Real-time translation seeks to break down all language barriers in the world. Several tech companies believe they are on the verge of making this a reality through new devices such as Google's Pixel Bud headphones, which can translate up to 40 languages in one to two seconds.

While the technology is still a work in progress, Google and others hope it might not be long before such technologies can help connect the world even further.

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Virtual Patients Help Doctors Improve Bedside Manner
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Health Care
Virtual Patients Help Doctors Improve Bedside Manner
The Virti platform lets doctors and med students interact with computer-generated virtual patients so they can improve their bedside manner.

The Virti platform lets doctors and med students interact with computer-generated virtual patients so they can improve their bedside manner.

Medicine
Medieval Medicine Yields Modern Weapons
medieval medicine
Medicine
Medieval Medicine Yields Modern Weapons
Deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs require new weapons. Ancient and medieval medicine may point us to where to find them.

Deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs require new weapons. Ancient and medieval medicine may point us to where to find them.

Animals
Tracking Animals From the International Space Station
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Animals
Tracking Animals From the International Space Station
The ICARUS project looks to use the International Space Station and special bio-loggers to begin tracking animals from space.

The ICARUS project looks to use the International Space Station and special bio-loggers to begin tracking animals from space.

Pandemic Preparedness
Learning from Disaster: An Interview with Bryan Walsh
Bryan Walsh Interview
Pandemic Preparedness
Learning from Disaster: An Interview with Bryan Walsh
Human history is dotted with pandemics. We spoke with "End Times" author Bryan Walsh on how we can learn from them for the future.

Human history is dotted with pandemics. We spoke with "End Times" author Bryan Walsh on how we can learn from them for the future.

Exploring the Brain
Do Bigger Brains Have Better Memories?
Do Bigger Brains Have Better Memories?
Exploring the Brain
Do Bigger Brains Have Better Memories?
Scientists may be one step closer to putting the age-old question to rest on whether brain size impacts cognitive function.
By Sarah Wells

Scientists may be one step closer to putting the age-old question to rest on whether brain size impacts cognitive function.

Uprising
Tree-Planting Drones Restore Charred Forests
tree-planting drones
Uprising
Tree-Planting Drones Restore Charred Forests
This Seattle startup is bringing new life to charred forests by releasing swarms of smart, tree-planting drones equipped with seeds, mini seedbeds, and cameras.

This Seattle startup is bringing new life to charred forests by releasing swarms of smart, tree-planting drones equipped with seeds, mini seedbeds, and cameras.

Dope Science
Healing PTSD with MDMA Therapy
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Dope Science
Healing PTSD with MDMA Therapy
New hope for PTSD sufferers is coming from an expected quarter: MDMA.
By Kurt Hackbarth

New hope for PTSD sufferers is coming from an expected quarter: MDMA.

Dispatches
A "LinkedIn for Cancer" Helps Myeloma Patients Find Help – and Hope
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Dispatches
A "LinkedIn for Cancer" Helps Myeloma Patients Find Help – and Hope
The site aims to help scientists discover new treatments – and empower patients to advocate for their own care.
By Kaitlin Ugolik

The site aims to help scientists discover new treatments – and empower patients to advocate for their own care.