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Meet the 22-year-old with a big idea for cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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For the past six years, 22-year-old Boyan Slat has been working to perfect a way to filter vast amounts of plastics out of the world's oceans. He has a prototype now that might just prove successful.

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The Confederate origins of Memorial Day

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Memorial Day was originally envisioned by Southern women in the US to honor Civil War soldiers. Today it's become many things to many people.

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Can You Fidget Away Your Anxiety?

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Chasing Space: Astronaut Leland Melvin’s Journey From Sports To Space

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Digesting The White House’s ‘Devastating’ Cuts To Science Funding

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Jupiter Surprises In Its Closeup

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Magnus Hirschfeld, The ‘Einstein Of Sex’

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On Being A Scientist (And Patent Holder) At Any Age

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The Many Uses Of ‘Useless’ Research

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Why Are Whales Whale-Sized?

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From Alberta’s Oil Sands, A Dinosaur ‘Mummy’ With Skin Intact

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Getting Inside The Head Of A Muskox

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Prospecting For Martian Gold In Antarctica

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Sprucing Up Your Springtime Soils

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There’s Less Science In Forensic Science Than You Think

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