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Passage of a President
Former MIT president Charles M. Vest — a tireless advocate for research and science, and a passionate supporter of diversity and openness — died last night of pancreatic cancer at his home in Washington.
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How do birds sit on high-voltage power lines without getting electrocuted?
You’ve probably never seen a bird straddle two wires at once, and there’s a good reason for that…
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