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A 16-year-old took home $75,000 for her award-winning discovery that could help revolutionize biomedical implants

A 16-year-old took home $75,000 for her award-winning discovery that could...

Grace Sun can't drive yet. Unlike many 16-year-olds, getting her license hasn't been her top priority. Instead, she's been busy working on a project to revolutionize biomedicine.The high schooler from Lexington, Kentucky, developed a new technique to improve organic electronic devices. The technology could someday make medical implants significantly more compatible with human bodies and…
Using vague language about scientific facts misleads readers

Using vague language about scientific facts misleads readers

Anyone can do a simple experiment. Navigate to a search engine that offers suggested completions for what you type, and start typing "scientists believe." When I did it, I got suggestions about the origin of whales, the evolution of animals, the root cause of narcolepsy, and more. The search results contained a long list of…
A 16-year-old took home $75,000 for her award-winning discovery that could help revolutionize biomedical implants

A 16-year-old took home $75,000 for her award-winning discovery that could...

Grace Sun can't drive yet. Unlike many 16-year-olds, getting her license hasn't been her top priority. Instead, she's been busy working on a project to revolutionize biomedicine.The high schooler from Lexington, Kentucky, developed a new technique to improve organic electronic devices. The technology could someday make medical implants significantly more compatible with human bodies and…
Cats playing with robots proves a winning combo in novel art installation

Cats playing with robots proves a winning combo in novel art...

Enlarge / A kitty named Clover prepares to play with a robot arm in the Cat Royale "multi-species" science/art installation .Blast Theory - Stephen Daly Cats and robots are a winning combination, as evidenced by all those videos of kitties riding on Roombas. And now we have Cat Royale, a "multispecies" live installation in which…
“Outrageously” priced weight-loss drugs could bankrupt US health care

“Outrageously” priced weight-loss drugs could bankrupt US health care

Enlarge / Packaging for Wegovy, manufactured by Novo Nordisk, is seen in this illustration photo. With the debut of remarkably effective weight-loss drugs, America's high obesity rate and its uniquely astronomical prescription drug pricing appear to be set on a catastrophic collision course—one that threatens to "bankrupt our entire health care system," according to a…
Rocket Report: Starship stacked; Georgia shuts the door on Spaceport Camden

Rocket Report: Starship stacked; Georgia shuts the door on Spaceport Camden

Enlarge / On Wednesday, SpaceX fully stacked the Super Heavy booster and Starship upper stage for the mega-rocket's next test flight from South Texas. Welcome to Edition 6.44 of the Rocket Report! Kathy Lueders, general manager of SpaceX's Starbase launch facility, says the company expects to receive an FAA launch license for the next Starship…
Mixup of drinking and irrigation water sparks dangerous outbreak in children

Mixup of drinking and irrigation water sparks dangerous outbreak in children

Enlarge / A child cools off under a water sprinkler. In 1989, a city in Utah upgraded its drinking water system, putting in a whole new system and repurposing the old one to supply cheap untreated water for irrigating lawns and putting out fires. That meant that the treated water suitable for drinking flowed from…
How do you pronounce “hockey”? US players say it with “fake Canadian” accent.

How do you pronounce “hockey”? US players say it with “fake...

University of Rochester linguist Andrew Bray started out studying the evolution of the trademark sports jargon used in hockey for his master's thesis. For instance, a hockey arena is a "barn," while the puck is a "biscuit." When he would tell people about the project, however, they kept asking if he was trying to determine…
Ultra-spicy One Chip Challenge chip contributed to teen’s death, report says

Ultra-spicy One Chip Challenge chip contributed to teen’s death, report says

An autopsy report of a Massachusetts teen who tragically died hours after eating an ultra-spicy tortilla chip suggested that his death was due to the high dose of spice in the chip and a congenital heart defect, according to an autopsy report obtained by the Associated Press. Harris Wolobah, a previously healthy 14-year-old from Worcester,…
Autopsy finds teen died from ultra-spicy chip and heart defect, report says

Autopsy finds teen died from ultra-spicy chip and heart defect, report...

An autopsy report of a Massachusetts teen who tragically died hours after eating an ultra-spicy tortilla chip suggested that his death was due to the high dose of spice in the chip and a congenital heart defect, according to an autopsy report obtained by the Associated Press. Harris Wolobah, a previously healthy 14-year-old from Worcester,…

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