NASA’s Cassini probe is nearing the end of its lifetime, and the little spacecraft is going out with a bang. Today, the spacecraft begins a series of 20 “ring-grazing” orbits, bringing Cassini the closest it’s ever been to Saturn’s vast, majestic discs of ice and dust.
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The fertility of enslaved women was examined by owners to make sure they were able to birth as many children as possible. Secretly, slaveowners would impregnate enslaved women and when the child was born and grew to an age where he could work on the fields, they would take the “very same children (of their) own blood and make slaves out of them,” as pointed out in the National Humanities Center Resource Toolbox on Slaveholders’ Sexual Abuse of Slaves.
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GOOGLE’S ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE can play the ancient game of Go better than any human. It can identify faces, recognize spoken words, and pull answers to your questions from the web. But the promise is that this same kind of technology will soon handle far more serious work than playing games and feeding smartphone apps. One day, it could help care for the human body.
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Many Americans are struggling to pay back their student loan debts—which are a burden financially as well as mentally. President Barack Obama and his administration are trying to help students out by forgiving some student loan debt, but a new study by the Government Accountability Office found that the program will cost taxpayers far more than expected.
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The age-old advice to “never go to bed angry” is getting some support from new research.
Researchers found that men in the study were less able to suppress a negative memoryafter they slept than they were before they slept.
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If you plan to start or expand a business, chances are you’ll need to seek funding. In a 2015 study by Bank of America, 24 percent of entrepreneurs indicated they intended to seek a business loan within the coming year. Many of those would apply for an SBA loan through an approved lender. But what is the current climate for SBA lending?
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A plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, along with team staff and journalists, to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana crashed late Monday, killing more than 70 people and leaving only six survivors. The crash came just minutes before the plane would have reached it destination in Medellin, where it was to play the first leg of a home-and-home with Atletico Nacional.
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