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How To Make AI The Best Thing To Happen To Us
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We can thrive with AI if we win the race between the growing power of our technology and the wisdom with which we manage it, but we must ditch the idea of learning from our mistakes, says Max Tegmark.

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1 in 5 Teens Report They've Been Diagnosed With A Concussion
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Doctors know that concussions can cause serious health impacts. Now, new research shows that rates in adolescents, especially those involved in contact sports, may be pretty high.

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The Taming Of The Brew: How Sour Beer Is Driving A Microbial Gold Rush
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As the popularity of sour beers burgeons in America, scientists are going back to the drawing board in a quest to discover the perfect mix of new brewing microbes.

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Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?
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Forest fires have brought a smoky haze to the West, along with stinging eyes, sore throats and headaches to people far from flames. Unseen particles of ash are also making it hard for some to breathe.

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Cassini's Spectacular Legacy — And Nod To The Future
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Following on Cassini's discoveries, NASA aims to probe Jupiter's Europa for potential life. With every new world we discover, we should look back at our own planet with awe, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Montanans Pitch In To Bring Clean Air To Smoky Classrooms
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Montana has recently pushed all their young students indoors because of the unprecedented level of smoke from wildfires. Some community groups are now collaborating to clean up that indoor air.

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Democracy By Sneeze: When Wild Dogs Must Decide, They Vote With Their Noses
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When it might be time to move, African wild dogs take a poll with an odd electoral instrument: sneezing. The more sneezes, the more likely it is the pack will move, according to a new study.

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So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning
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With new models aimed at the mass market going on sale this fall, Americans will hear a lot more about electric cars. Here's what you should know if you're on the market for one.

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Here's How Big North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test Actually Was
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Seismic and satellite data reveal the test was a whopper, further bolstering the North's claim that it tested a hydrogen bomb.

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The LSU Tigers' New Tiger Makes His Debut
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Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot is an institution. Recently, the school got a new tiger — just in time for football season.

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