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Here’s What Astronauts See When a Rocket Aborts Mid-Flight

Nick Hague spent 20 years dreaming of getting into space, first as an Air Force test pilot, then as a NASA astronaut since 2013. He got his big chance to blast into orbit last Friday aboard a Soyuz spacecraft launching from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hague and Russian cosmonaut ...

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Here’s the Plan to End Malaria With Crispr-Edited Mosquitoes

In 2003, scientists at London’s Imperial College hatched a somewhat out-there idea. They wanted to deal with the increasingly pesticide-resistant mosquitoes that were killing half a million people a year by spreading malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. What biologists Austin Burt and Andrea Crisanti proposed was nothing short of hacking the ...

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The Death Toll for Afghan Forces Is Secret. Here’s Why.

The Death Toll for Afghan Forces Is Secret. Here’s Why. Image A member of the Afghan National Army training with United States Army soldiers in Helmand Province in 2016. The Afghan government keeps casualty rates among its security forces a secret, along with information on attrition and recruitment.CreditCreditAdam Ferguson for ...

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Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock

Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock Image Hanan Iskandar, on the motorcycle, and Doaa Bassem, second from left, received training this month to prepare for this Sunday, the first day women will be legally permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia.CreditTasneem Alsultan for The New York Times By ...

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Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take Image Single-payer health insurance is a popular idea among Democrats running for governor in California. But the logistics of such a program would be immensely challenging.CreditRobyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Patricia Cohen and Reed Abelson May 25, 2018 ...

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Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was standing at his desk. A soft sunlight crowded the room. Large windows framed the palm tree-lined quad outside. Dressed in a short-sleeved shirt and slacks, Schwartz ...

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Profitable Companies, No Taxes: Here’s How They Did It

Complaining that the United States has one of the world’s highest corporate tax levels, President Trump and congressional Republicans have repeatedly vowed to shrink it. Yet if the level is so high, why have so many companies’ income tax bills added up to zero? That’s what a new analysis of ...

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