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NASA renames Kuiper Belt object following controversy

NASA renames Kuiper Belt object following controversy

Sponsored Links NASA, Twitter NASA’s nickname for the distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, Ultima Thule, has been more than a little contentious. While it has innocuous meanings, Ultima Thule is also the term white supremacists use to refer to a mythical homeland. The agency is sidestepping that controversy, however. It just officially named the…

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Literacy Might Shield the Brain from Dementia

Literacy Might Shield the Brain from Dementia

Socrates famously railed against the evils of writing. The sage warned that it would “introduce forgetfulness into the soul of those who learn it: they will not practice using their memory because they will put their trust in writing.” He got a few things wrong. For one, people nurture Socrates’ memory because of all of…

The EPA’s Science Restrictions Go from Bad to Worse

The EPA’s Science Restrictions Go from Bad to Worse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has one job: to protect public health and safety and the environment we live in, based on the best available science. It’s a mission that saves lives if it’s carried out correctly. But that mission could become a dead letter if EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler succeeds in restricting the science…