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What An Old Moon Globe Says About the Nature of Science

[embedded content] I occasionally find cool stuff tucked away in science labs. Like, say, this old moon globe. You may think, “What’s so cool about an old moon globe.” Well, this moon globe is unlike any other moon globe. The back is completely blank. It shows just one side of ...

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In House of Murdoch, Sons Set About an Elaborate Overhaul

The sun was setting in New York as James Murdoch, looking confident in cream pants and a dark blazer, stepped before 350 guests in a glass-walled concert hall and waxed poetic about his pet TV channel and its dedication to “scientific literacy.” The event on Wednesday night was an advertising ...

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Bank Lending Stalls on Doubts About Trump’s Pro-Growth Agenda

Many business owners and corporate executives have expressed unbridled optimism that President Trump can fuel economic growth and increase their profits. Their borrowing habits, however, may tell a different story. Some of the nation’s top bankers said on Thursday that businesses were feeling less certain that Mr. Trump can pull ...

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Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (all in China) described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date. The new ...

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Ben Carson Just Got a Whole Lot Wrong About the Brain

Today, in his first speech to his staff at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly minted Secretary Ben Carson delivered an extemporaneous disquisition on the unparalleled marvel that is the human brain and memory. “There is nothing in this universe that even begins to compare with the human ...

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Warm Welcome for Syrians in a Country About to Ban Them

CHICAGO — On Friday afternoon, a group of suburban synagogue members clustered at O’Hare International Airport, waiting to greet one of the last Syrian refugee families to be accepted in the United States, to give them the warmest possible welcome to a country that no longer wanted their kind. In ...

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