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The New York Times

Cara Buckley

20 November 2021

Carmel, Indiana, United States

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America's capital of the traffic roundabout is Carmel, Indiana, a city of 102,000 people and 140 roundabouts. The city boasts exceptionally low rates of traffic deaths and injury crashes. Studies of roundabout use els...

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Sara Van Note

22 October 2021

New Mexico, United States

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In order to preserve and protect rivers a new movement that grants rivers personhood rights is growing. In places like New Zealand and Oregon, where some of these measures have passed rivers have the right to flow wit...

Rwanda Dispatch

Aimable Twahirwa

14 September 2021

Kigali, Rwanda

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A pilot program is using drones to spray anti-Malaria pesticides in high-incidence regions. The spraying drones have a 10-liter on-board tank that holds a biological insecticide, which uses bacteria that impacts larva...

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Katherine Latham

8 September 2021

United Kingdom

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Ancient trees like the Big Belly Oak, which grows to be hundreds of years old, provide substance to thousands of invertebrate species, and hundreds of species of lichen and fungi. However, due to changes in forest man...

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Erica Lenti

1 September 2021

Orange, Massachusetts, United States

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Trans Doe Task Force is a nonprofit project by two professional genetic genealogists that works to solve cold cases involving missing and murdered trans people. Trans people are at greater risk of violence. When their...

Anchorage Daily News

Kyle Hopkins

11 August 2021

Alaska, United States

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Alaska put itself at the cutting edge of rape investigations in 2007 by passing a law requiring the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for a variety of crimes. The system is meant to aid in solving rapes, ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

27 July 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Tribaja connects a diverse pool of qualified candidates to tech companies that have cultivated supportive work environments for people of color in an industry that has famously lacked inclusion. Tech companies have at...

Atlas Obscura

Ashley Stimpson

27 July 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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The endangered San Francisco garter snake has made a comeback due to conservation efforts at the San Francisco International airport. They built ponds and wetlands to make the conditions ideal for the snake to thrive ...

Knowable Magazine

Katarina Zimmer

22 July 2021

Guinea-Bissau

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Mangrove forests are known to be excellent storers of carbon and hosts of biodiversity, but they are also able to protect communities on coastlines from storm surge. However, many of the projects to restore these fore...

Yes! Magazine

Lindsay VanSomeren

14 July 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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After decades of collaboration between the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington state, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other organizations, the Elwha River dams were taken down to restore fish populations a...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

12 July 2021

Colorado, United States

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A joint project between Wyoming and Colorado screens newborns for spinal muscular atrophy, allowing them to receive gene therapies to prevent the deadly disease’s progression. Once researchers identified a protein mis...

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Geoff Manaugh

22 June 2021

Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

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Off the coast of Australia, the energy company Chevron is experimenting with new quarantine management techniques to ensure that any plants and pests don’t hitchhike to new places, which can devastate the global food ...

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Freya Pratty

22 June 2021

Israel

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For the past 200 years, crops have been bred for yield, for feeding livestock, rather than nutritional value. However, as more people shift away from meat the industry is looking to produce crops for flavor and nutrit...

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Sydney Glenn

16 June 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Utah Stem Action Center’s Innovation Hub has partnered with schools in order to make learning about math and science more enjoyable for students. During the pandemic the organization made and delivered around 500 To-L...

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Kamala Thiagarajan

15 June 2021

India

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In the South Indian coast, erosion is leading to disappearing beaches. A study found that this erosion was in part due to man-made structures like a harbor that was built in the late 80s, groynes, and seawalls. These ...

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Deepa Padmanaban

15 June 2021

British Indian Ocean Territory

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In coastal cities in India, floods have led to hundreds of deaths and millions of people being displaced. To address the issue, scientists had to address a variety of factors: hydrology of the upstream region; river, ...

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Christopher Curtis

11 June 2021

St-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada

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To reduce overdose deaths from the increasing number of deadly substances found in street drugs, Centre SIDA Amitié uses lab testing to help understand exactly what drugs users are putting in their bodies and how to s...

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David Owino

11 June 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

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To make internet connectivity accessible and affordable across Africa, Dr. Harold Omondi developed “internet from the moon,” a technology that uses satellite dishes to communicate with transponders placed in the moon ...

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Celeste Hamilton Dennis

10 June 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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Code/Art trains art teachers in a curriculum that combines art and coding, with the goal of inspiring girls to code. They also offer weekly clubs for elementary and middle school girls, a Future Female Tech Leaders pr...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

2 June 2021

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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The Da Vinci Robot allows surgeons to perform soft tissue procedures with advanced technologies like electrocautery to cauterize tissue as it cuts and 3-D camera, without having to make a big incision. The robot acts ...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Erin Heffernan

31 May 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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St. Louis was one of the first cities to adopt ShotSpotter technology, which uses a network of microphones, software, and human monitors to detect and analyze gunshot sounds. The detection system summoned police more ...

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Kristi Eaton

26 May 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Urban Coders Guild provides STEM education opportunities to underrepresented communities and is working with local students to build websites for the businesses destroyed during the Tulsa Race Massacre. While none of ...

ProPublica

Catherine Rentz

22 May 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The first DNA database in unsolved rape cases was created at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center nearly 50 years ago by a forensic pathologist who was appalled by the callous treatment of rape victims and the impunit...

Hakai Magazine

Moira Donovan

13 May 2021

Nova Scotia, Canada

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The invasive European green crab was wreaking havoc on the soft-shell clam fishery in Nova Scotia. But fishers, researchers, and park officials worked together to remove as many of them as possible and find an alterna...

Roar News

Helena Kudiabor

12 May 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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To reduce long wait times and exposure to health concerns amid the latest global pandemic, some coffee shops are experimenting with robot baristas. The robot barrista at Café X, in San Francisco, can make about 120 cu...

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