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Internet Friends, Real People

Near the end of a self-help book, the author wrote that social connections we make with others online aren’t “real.” The next sentence said that online communities are “pretend communities.” The author explained that they don’t “come close to fulfilling … Continue reading

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TRAPPIST-1: Water? Life??

TRAPPIST-1’s planets may support life: or not. We don’t know. Not yet. We’re pretty sure that all seven are rocky worlds, like the Solar System’s inner planets. Three are in the star’s habitable zone. The inner two definitely do not … Continue reading

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Face Transplant at Mayo

Andy Sandness wasn’t born looking like that. He’s lived with the consequences of a “wrong choice” for more than a decade. Agreeing to get Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant won’t undo his decision. But now he has a second chance … Continue reading

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Pollution: Still Learning

Scientists found PCBs and PBDEs in deep-sea critters, armyworms are on the march in Africa, and Mexico City’s air isn’t as clean as we’d hoped. Rational concern seems reasonable. PCB in the Deep Blue Sea We’re Still Learning Armyworms March … Continue reading

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