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Scientists Alarmed by Lab-Grown Human-Animal Hybrids

Earlier this month, scientists announced that they’d successfully created part-human, part-monkey hybrids by injecting human stem cells into six-day-old macaque embryos. The experiment was shockingly successful compared to past attempts to create hybrids — also called chimeras — according to the…

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Why cities will come back stronger after covid

The coronavirus pandemic presents a cruel irony for urban dwellers. What good are cities if the very quality that makes them so dynamic—the ease of connecting with people and gathering in large groups for everything from a baseball game to…

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How technology helped archaeologists dig deeper

Construction workers in New York’s Lower Manhattan neighborhood were breaking ground for a new federal building back in 1991 when they unearthed hundreds of coffins. The more they dug, the more they found—eventually uncovering nearly 500 individuals, many buried with…

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How Indians are crowdsourcing aid as covid surges

Sohini Chattopadhyay had almost given up her medical quest before deciding to try one last bizarre idea. Chattopadhyay, 30, and her friends were looking for a plasma donor for a childhood pal who was battling covid-19 in the eastern Indian…

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Knocking on the door of innovation in Chile

Growing up in Chile, where her family owned a minimarket, Rocio Fonseca, SM ’14, was taught to expect a life limited by her family’s social class. In her early professional years, as the first in her family to have gone…

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