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    Science & Society

    How the U.S. census has measured race over 230 years

    As the U.S. census gets under way, a review of historical data shows the difficulties in measuring race

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    Space

    New fleets of private satellites are clogging the night sky

    As private companies launch dozens of satellites at a time, researchers are assessing the impact on ground-based telescopes.

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    Health & Medicine

    Repurposed drugs may help scientists fight the new coronavirus

    Work on similar viruses is giving researchers clues on how to begin developing drugs against the new disease.

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    Science & Society

    To fight discrimination, the U.S. census needs a different race question

    Asking about race on the U.S. census can help identify discrimination against minority groups. But sociologists say the question needs a makeover.

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    Climate

    How scientists wrestle with grief over climate change

    With climate change altering our world at an increasing pace, scientists who monitor and study nature are frustrated and grieving.

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    Animals

    With a litter of tactics, scientists work to tame cat allergies

    New research may reduce the allergen levels of house cats or make people less reactive to our feline friends.

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    Tech

    The U.S. power grid desperately needs upgrades to handle climate change

    The climate is changing faster than the U.S. power grid is adapting. Smarter grids and smaller grids could help.

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    Health & Medicine

    Stem cell clinics’ much-hyped treatments lack scientific support

    Stem cell treatments for knee pain are strong on marketing, weak on science.

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  9. Alzheimer's patients
    Health & Medicine

    How one woman became the exception to her family’s Alzheimer’s history

    A single mutation in a woman who evaded Alzheimer’s may point to new ways to treat the disease.

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  10. Notre Dame
    Archaeology

    After the Notre Dame fire, scientists get a glimpse of the cathedral’s origins

    Researchers will tackle the scientific questions behind rebuilding Notre Dame, and learn more about its history.

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  11. Notre Dame de Paris
    Physics

    How to restore the legendary acoustics of Notre Dame

    Using heritage acoustics, researchers hope to help restore the sound of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral.

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    Science & Society

    What happens when governments crack down on scientists just doing their jobs?

    Through their research findings or sense of duty, scientists can run afoul of government leaders keen to control information’s spread.

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