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A Look at Urban Food Waste, by the Numbers

This story originally appeared on Citylab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last winter, teams of researchers in three US cities donned goggles, gloves, and respirators, tore into bags of other people’s household garbage, and then pawed though the contents. Separating slimy banana peels from clumps of coffee grounds was dirty work, ...

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Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s one of the most finely tuned scientific experiments in the world, but when trying to make sense of the quantum debris, physicists begin with a ...

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America’s Got a Gun Addiction. These Numbers Prove It

To get a sense of the nation’s addiction to firearms, consider the numbers: More than 11 million firearms are manufactured in the US each year, and another five million are imported. Americans own more guns than anyone else in the world. Yes, the rate of gun violence has held steady in recent years, but ...

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