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Why are people still dying from Legionnaires’ disease?
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Why are people still dying from Legionnaires’ disease?

August 16th, 2019 | by Contributor
Inhaling mist contaminated with _Legionella pneumophila_ can lead to Legionnaires’ disease. Denis Klimov 3000/Shutterstock.com In the nearly 50 years since epidemiologists first discovered Legionnaires’ disease, we...
Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change
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Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

August 16th, 2019 | by Contributor
Freshly harvested organic foods such as these radishes may seem to be healthier, but it is difficult to say for sure Fedorovacz/Shutterstock.com “Organic” is more than just a passing fad. Organic food sales totaled a...
What’s behind the protests in Kashmir?
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What’s behind the protests in Kashmir?

August 15th, 2019 | by Contributor
Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest after Eid prayers in Srinagar. AP Photo/ Dar Yasin India recently enacted a law which will end a special autonomous status given to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, known in the West...
Why building community – even through discomfort – could help stressed college students
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Why building community – even through discomfort – could help stressed college students

August 15th, 2019 | by Contributor
A sense of belonging can enhance the college experience. Shutterstock It is a growing problem on campuses across America. Students entering college are reporting levels of anxiety, depression and social isolation higher than...
Why are so many languages spoken in some places and so few in others?
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Why are so many languages spoken in some places and so few in others?

August 15th, 2019 | by Contributor
What factors contribute to some places having many, while other places have few? VLADGRIN/Shutterstock.com People across the world describe their thoughts and emotions, share experiences and spread ideas through the use of...
What’s the right way for scientists to edit human genes? 5 essential reads
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What’s the right way for scientists to edit human genes? 5 essential reads

August 15th, 2019 | by Contributor
Ethical frameworks, rules, laws: all try to have their say. Tati9/Shutterstock.com Since scientists first figured out how to edit genes with precision using a technology called CRISPR, they’ve been grappling with when and...