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The New Brilliant 10: Science’s most forward-thinking up-and-comers

Fresh eyes can transform the world, and a world beset by pandemics, climate change, and unfairness is primed for change like none we’ve ever seen. That’s why, after a five-year hiatus, Popular Science is reintroducing the Brilliant 10: an annual list of early-career scientists and engineers who are coming up with novel solutions to issues…

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More Black male doctors are needed in the United States. College sports can be beneficial. NEW!!

Aaron Bolds didn’t think about becoming a doctor until he tore a ligament in his knee in a basketball competition when he was 15 years old. His orthopedic surgeon was Black, and the two got along swimmingly. “When he asked how my grades were, I told him, ‘I’m a straight-A student,’” she said. Bolds, who…

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NEW!! This meteor-tracking device may be able to prevent a calamity caused by falling rocket debris

Expended rockets are falling to Earth as more frequent rocket launches make space more accessible. In May, a 23-ton Chinese rocket landed in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, ending days of speculation over where it would land. In March, the four-ton top stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket broke apart above the Pacific…

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NEW! Daisy Ginsberg Recreates Extinct Flower Scent

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is working on an interdisciplinary project to recreate the scents of plant species that have been lost due to human colonial destruction of their habitat. Whereas others might try to reconstruct a woolly mammoth from centuries-old sequences, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is working on recreating the scents of plant species that have been…

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NEW! Contrary to popular belief, opioids have legitimate medical uses.

Both cigarettes and opioids have a high potential for addiction and death. Profiteering companies sell both substances based on science that has been skewed by spin or outright lies. Both have been challenged for multibillion-dollar sums of money. Opioids, on the other hand, are not like cigarettes. And, as the opioid settlements near the conclusion,…

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Science 9/11 Health Effects Continue to Affect Responders and Survivors

Important!! 9/11 Health Effects Continue to Affect Responders and Survivors

When terrorists hijacked two planes and brought down the World Trade Center buildings, John Feal, now 54, was a supervisor for a demolition business. 20 years ago, two additional planes slammed into the Pentagon and a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, respectively. Feal, who is from Long Island, New York, arrived the day after the great…

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