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Planetary Science -- Lucy, the First Mission to Jupiter's Asteroids, Could Reveal Solar System Origins

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Climate Change - How Airborne Microplastics Affect Climate Change - Like other aerosols, these tiny particles scatter and absorb sunlight, influencing Earth's temperature - Andrea Thompson

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Climate Change -- Fossil Fuel Development to Exceed Global Climate Targets

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Medicine -- The Quest to Overcome Gene Therapy's Failures

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Cognition -- People Who Jump to Conclusions Show Other Kinds of Thinking Errors -- Belief in conspiracy theories and overconfidence are two tendencies linked to hasty thinking -- Carmen Sanchez and David Dunning

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Microbiology -- Gut Bacteria Change as You Get Older-and May Accelerate Aging -- Microbe types in older people's intestines are different and are linked to disease -- Melinda Wenner Moyer

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Planetary Science -- Meteorite Crashes into Woman's Bed in Canada -- The woman awoke to find the space rock laying next to her head -- Mindy Weisberger and LiveScience

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Vaccines -- Who Needs a COVID Booster Shot? Experts Answer Common Questions -- Now that the FDA has authorized the shots for a broad range of Americans, many people want to know if they need a booster dose. Here's what we have learned so far -- Tanya Lewis

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Public Health -- Why We Need to Upgrade Our Face Masks-and Where to Get Them -- High-quality respirators such as N95s and K95s are now widely available and provide the best protection against COVID, according to experts. Why aren't more people wearing them? -- Tanya Lewis

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Engineering - What Is 5G? Here Is a Short Video Primer - You see it mentioned in countless phone commercials, and your phone might use it. But do you know how it works? October 13, 2021

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Artificial Intelligence -- What Is Machine Learning, and How Does It Work? Here's a Short Video Primer

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Nutrition -- If Algae Has Not Found Its Way onto Your Plate Yet, It Probably Will Soon

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How Can an Elephant Squeak Like a Mouse?

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A Canary in an Ice-Rich, Slumping Rock Glacier in Alaska

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