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February 24, 2015

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11:30 PM | Obama Vetos Keystone Pipeline Bill
In a move that surprised no one, President Obama vetoed legislation that would have permitted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama sent a two paragraph message…

February 16, 2015

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9:31 PM | 16 African Countries Have 'Overtaken The U.S.' In Measles Vaccination Rate
Editor's note: This essay was edited for style and published in its entirety. Measles outbreaks were all but eliminated in the U.S. as of the year 2000. How did we get…
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2:00 PM | Who's The Most High-Strung? [Data Viz]
Are you strung out? You're not alone. 37: Percentage of U.S. adults who feel overwhelmed by stress 24: Percentage of U.S. women who report extreme stress, compared to 17 percent of men 71: Percentage of U.S. adults who say money is a major source of stress Not-So-Fun Fact: People in Western and Southern states report more stress than those in the Midwest and East Coast. Who's Stressed? Most everyone, but women more so than men and the unemployed more so than the retired. That’s […]

February 12, 2015

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10:13 PM | Build An 'Honest ETA' Device--And Never Be Late Again [Video]
One moment, you're on the way home from the office. The next, 30 minutes have slipped by because you tried to finish that one last thing--and oops, you forgot to tell your…

February 09, 2015

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5:05 PM | Ultrasonic Helmet Lets Anyone ‘See’ Like A Bat
“He clicks with his tongue as a way of understanding where he is in space. This is basically what bats do.” That’s how the science podcast Invisibilia recently described…

February 06, 2015

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3:00 PM | Creating Buildings Out Of Data
Some might worry that society is oversaturated in data, but architect June Grant is spinning straw into gold by using public information to design energy-efficient…
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