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Families Isolated By Rare Genetic Conditions Find New Ways To Reach Out

A website that helps connect families of kids who have extremely rare genetic diseases with scientists — and with other families — is turning up new diagnoses, support and avenues of treatment.
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Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, with many tech companies employing a tiny number of African-Americans in key jobs. In Atlanta, black techies are working to diversify the industry's future.
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Using Algorithms To Catch The Sounds Of Endangered Frogs

Scientists are turning to big data to try to save California's state amphibian. They're using software to comb through hours of recordings to find the red-legged frogs that remain.
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In Aircraft Modelers' Friendly Skies, Drones Bring Turbulence

Drones are the cool new flying toy, and if there's one group enthralled with things that fly, it's airplane modelers. But will the drone find a home in their hobby or lead to a regulatory crackdown?
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Army's Smart Earplug Damps Explosive Noise, But Can Enhance Whispers

Many combatants return from the battlefield with hearing loss. The U.S. Army has begun deploying a "smart earplug" system that can protect hearing without blocking crucial sounds.
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Mary Elizabeth Williams: "A Series Of Catastrophes And Miracles"

Immunotherapy has been billed as the most significant advancement in cancer treatment in generations. Six years ago few had ever heard of it. One woman’s story on how she became a breakthrough case for this revolutionary new approach.

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Net Worth Of Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Plunges To $0 In New 'Forbes' Estimate

One year after Elizabeth Holmes topped the magazine's list of the wealthiest self-made women with a worth of $4.5 billion, Forbes now values her fortune at "nothing."
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Obama Returns To Booming Elkhart To Highlight Manufacturing Jobs

The president went back to the Indiana town to highlight its economic rebound. Since he first visited in early 2009, the unemployment rate has plunged from about 19 percent to around 4 percent.
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Weather Technology Falters Amid Communication Breakdown

Springtime is severe weather time in many parts of the United States. Strong storms and tornadoes can be a daily occurrence. Technology has improved to warn people days in advance, but effectively communicating severe weather remains elusive.
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Young Hackers In Molenbeek Work To Boost Brussels District's Reputation

A social entrepreneur in Brussels is encouraging computer geeks in the Molenbeek neighborhood to change the district's reputation from a hotbed of terrorism to a source of technical innovation — and the results so far have been remarkable.

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