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ShakeAlert messages will warn West Coast of earthquakes

A new early warning system, called ShakeAlert, will use cell phones to alert people in California, Oregon, and Washington of an earthquake. The alerts come from sensors from the USGS seismic system. Once the sensors pick up movement, a message…

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Groundbreaking trachea transplant gives woman a new tube for breathing

The trachea, or windpipe, is a tube that brings air to and from the lungs. It is a hard organ to transplant because there are many tiny blood vessels. New research helped doctors at The Mount Sinai Hospital do a…

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Megan Rapinoe visits White House to push for equal pay

Equal Pay Day is three month and 24 days into the year. That is the number of extra days a woman has to work to make the same amount of money a man with the same job made in the…

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Young entrepreneur created popular app to stop cyberbullying

Trisha Prabhu was only a teenage when she launched the anti-cyberbullying app, ReThink. Today, she is one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Impact list. Her app has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Most anti-bullying programs focus on getting kids…

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Poaching and habitat push African elephants towards extinction

Two species of elephants in Africa are under a lot of trouble. Savanna elephants and forest elephants populations have been declining in the past decades. The forest elephants are critically endangered—that’s the category right before extinction in the wild. Poaching…

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Usain Bolt looking forward to watching Summer Olympics

For the first time since 2000, Usain Bolt won’t be competing in the Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter retired from the Games in 2016. The eight-time gold medalist misses the competition but enjoys spending time with his toddler daughter more. Bolt…

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U.S. stamp will honor Chien-Shiung Wu, “First Lady of Physics”

Chien-Shiung Wu was an accomplished nuclear physicist. To honor her achievements in nuclear physics, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) created a stamp with her face. In her 40-year career, Wu won the National Medal of Science and had an asteroid…

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What’s an NFT and why are people buying them?

NFT stands for "non-fungible token.” It’s a digital work of art, like music, video clips, or a meme. People pay a lot of money to own the original code. Why? It is like owning an original art piece or a…

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