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Science Jul 24

Meet three scientists behind the Pluto mission

Shortly after the July 14 flyby of Pluto and its moons, we spoke with three members of the New Horizons mission team: Alice Bowman, the mission operations manager, and Cathy Olkin and Kimberly Ennico-Smith, deputy project scientists. New Horizons…

Nation Jun 30

Is the secret of happiness contained in this Danish word?

Denmark ranks extremely high in work-life balance. Understanding the Danish concept of “hygge” may explain why. Park at sunset in Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the most commonly-used words in Denmark has no English translation. “Hygge,” pronounced hoo-ga, is…

Nation May 24

How many Americans have died in U.S. wars?

Nearly 500,000 military personnel died during the U.S. Civil War. That’s almost half of all Americans who have ever died during wartime, and more than a hundred times more than died during the American Revolution, according to the latest…

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