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The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem

Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $ 16,000. But to get one, ...

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The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

BERKELEY, Calif. — The house at 1310 Haskell Street does not look worthy of a bitter neighborhood war. The roof is rotting, the paint is chipping, and while the lot is long and spacious, the backyard has little beyond overgrown weeds and a garage sprouting moss. The owner was known ...

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Why can’t monkeys speak? Vocal anatomy is not the problem

Monkeys and apes are unable to learn new vocalizations, and for decades it has been widely believed that this inability results from limitations of their vocal anatomy: larynx, tongue and lips. But an international team of scientists, led by Tecumseh Fitch at the University of Vienna and Asif Ghazanfar at ...

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Science Has a Huge Diversity Problem … in Lab Mice

The history of science is a history of men excluding women. This goes way beyond Rosalind Franklin: Look around any lab, anywhere in the world, and you’re likely to see it crowded with males. A boy’s club, hopped up on the sweetest preclinical pharmaceuticals. Mice, people. I’m talking about mice. ...

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