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Lima is Latin America’s most polluted city, but a local engineering school is out to change that with some pie-in-the-sky thinking.
A recent Boston University School of Medicine study found that women who are able to have children later in life have a higher chance of living to extreme old age.
Clelia Duel Mosher asked women, born in the mid-1800s, “Do you always have a venereal orgasm?” And she got answers.
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Great, we’ve landed on Mars. Now what? This scientist-artist has got the answer.
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What to do with waste? Some states are quietly dumping it on their neighbors.