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The Paralyzed Racer Going Faster than Ever

Mario Bonfante Jr. was paralyzed in a bike accident, but he’s still in hot pursuit of a racing career.

He designed a device to allow him to race cars, and now he’s doing it internationally—and hoping to produce his device to help other paralyzed people drive.

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The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families
The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families
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The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families

For some, not knowing their biological family can feel like a part of them is missing. The Search Squad is…

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These people are meeting biological relatives for the first time, thanks to a group of volunteers. The Search Squad group on Facebook has around 100 volunteer “search angels” who scour birth records and websites to find the birth relatives of adoptees.

Many people who were adopted as children would like to meet their birth relatives, but it can often be an extremely expensive and time-consuming process. Search Squad, on the…

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Precision Medicine Cured an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer
Precision Medicine Cured  an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer
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Precision Medicine Cured an “Untreatable” Stage IV Breast Cancer

Two years ago, she had two months to live.

By Dan Bier

Two years ago, she had two months to live.

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CRISPR Can Diagnose Zika (and Ebola) with Just a Strip of Paper
CRISPR Can Diagnose Zika (and Ebola) with Just a Strip of Paper
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CRISPR Can Diagnose Zika (and Ebola) with Just a Strip of Paper

We could be on our way to a fast, reliable, portable test for almost any virus or cancerous mutation.

By Dan Bier

We could be on our way to a fast, reliable, portable test for almost any virus or cancerous mutation.

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Researchers Want to Create A Traffic Cop for the Sky
Researchers Want to Create A Traffic Cop for the Sky
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Researchers Want to Create A Traffic Cop for the Sky

A new kind of radar could direct drone traffic safely around city skies.

By Dan Bier

A new kind of radar could direct drone traffic safely around city skies.

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Will Robots Take Our Jobs?
Will Robots Take Our Jobs?
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Will Robots Take Our Jobs?
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Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, fear of automation has been on the rise. From weaving machines to cars to computers, cries about robots coming to take our jobs keep getting louder. But if the robots are taking our jobs—and they are!—then why do there seem to be even more jobs than ever? What are we getting… wrong?

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Beware the Frankenbabies!
Beware the Frankenbabies!
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Beware the Frankenbabies!

Frightening predictions almost stopped the invention that has helped millions of families.

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As scientists began to develop in-vitro fertilization in the ‘70s for parents struggling to have a baby, experts and media piled on with frightening predictions that almost stopped the invention that has helped millions of families today dead in its track.

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It’s Time for Regular Americans to Think Differently About Cybersecurity
It’s Time for Regular Americans to Think Differently About Cybersecurity
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It’s Time for Regular Americans to Think Differently About Cybersecurity

If huge companies and government agencies can't manage the cyber threats, how can ordinary Americans?

By James Poulos

If huge companies and government agencies can't manage the cyber threats, how can ordinary Americans?

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The Evolution of a Dissident: How Ladar Levison Became Someone Who Said "No" to the FBI
The Evolution of a Dissident: How Ladar Levison Became Someone Who Said "No" to the FBI
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The Evolution of a Dissident: How Ladar Levison Became Someone Who Said "No" to the FBI

For Ladar Levison, founder of secure email service Lavabit, everything changed when the two FBI agents showed up at his…

By Mike Riggs

For Ladar Levison, founder of secure email service Lavabit, everything changed when the two FBI agents showed up at his door.

The New Space Race
The Startup That May Be On the Cusp of Revolutionizing the Satellite Industry
The Startup That May Be On the Cusp of Revolutionizing the Satellite Industry
The New Space Race
The Startup That May Be On the Cusp of Revolutionizing the Satellite Industry

Spire's satellites fit in the palm of your hand, cost a fraction of their predecessors, and transmit more data than…

By Mike Riggs

Spire's satellites fit in the palm of your hand, cost a fraction of their predecessors, and transmit more data than several behemoth satellites combined.