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Scientists Talk Privately About Creating a Synthetic Human Genome | New York Times | May 2016 Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes.

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Democratizing education? Examining access and usage patterns in massive open online courses | Science | December 2015 Abstract:  Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are often characterized as remedies to educational disparities related to social class. Using data from 68 MOOCs offered by Harvard and MIT between 2012 and 2014, we found that course participants from the United States tended to

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Minasuk/ April 26, 2015/ Uncategorized

The Secret Life of the Aluminum Can, a Feat of Engineering | Wired | March 2015 The seemingly unremarkable aluminum can is actually a marvel of modern manufacturing. It is, in fact, a glorious thing.