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Agriculture
This Kenyan Startup Is Turning Locust Swarms into Animal Feed
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Agriculture
This Kenyan Startup Is Turning Locust Swarms into Animal Feed
The locust swarms in East Africa are destroying crops, but The Bug Picture plans to transform them into profits.

The locust swarms in East Africa are destroying crops, but The Bug Picture plans to transform them into profits.

Coronavirus
The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
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Coronavirus
The Hunt for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.

A universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses could stop the next potential pandemic from ever starting.

Healthcare
Urine Test Could Replace Malignant Melanoma Biopsies
Malignant Melanoma
Healthcare
Urine Test Could Replace Malignant Melanoma Biopsies
Doctors can look to the levels of certain fluorescent molecules in the urine of malignant melanoma patients to track the progression of their skin cancer.

Doctors can look to the levels of certain fluorescent molecules in the urine of malignant melanoma patients to track the progression of their skin cancer.

Future Forward
Exploring the Ocean Floor with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
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Future Forward
Exploring the Ocean Floor with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Efficient, autonomous, and economical, the AUV is quickly becoming essential for underwater research.

Efficient, autonomous, and economical, the AUV is quickly becoming essential for underwater research.

Public Health
Blood Plasma From Coronavirus Survivors Could Save Lives
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Public Health
Blood Plasma From Coronavirus Survivors Could Save Lives
A drug company is using the blood plasma of coronavirus survivors to develop a treatment for those still battling the disease.

A drug company is using the blood plasma of coronavirus survivors to develop a treatment for those still battling the disease.

Health
“Electronic Nose” Can Detect a Cancer Precursor on Patients’ Breath
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Health
“Electronic Nose” Can Detect a Cancer Precursor on Patients’ Breath
A new study found that an electronic nose could be an improved screening tool for Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.

A new study found that an electronic nose could be an improved screening tool for Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.

Superhuman
Electric Skin Gives Sensation Back to Amputees
Electric Skin Gives Sensation Back to Amputees
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Superhuman
Electric Skin Gives Sensation Back to Amputees
Touch is a sensation that connects us all. This scientist created electronic skin that lets people with prosthetic limbs feel.
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For amputees, the sensation of a ‘phantom limb’ can be a terrible or disorienting experience -- feeling a hand, arm or leg that isn’t there anymore. But researchers at Johns Hopkins have recognized that these sensations are a clue, and they’re using it to restore the sense of touch.

Dispatches
Two Billion People Have TB. What Should We Do about It?
Two Billion People Have TB. What Should We Do about It?
Dispatches
Two Billion People Have TB. What Should We Do about It?
In the fight against TB, sometimes it's better to just get along.

In the fight against TB, sometimes it's better to just get along.

Coded
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
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Coded
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
Iceland's Pirate Party is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve their country and the world.
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In the wake of the Panama Papers hacking scandal, computer programmer Smári McCarthy decided he needed to apply his "hacking for good" philosophy to politics. As a member of the Pirate Party - a political party formed around the concept of extreme transparency - Smári was elected to Parliament in Iceland and is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve his country and the world.