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Jul. 31, 2015

Polio-free Nigeria, Ant Cooperation, and Tweet Takedowns

Brooke Borel, of Popular Science and the blog Our Modern Plagues, shares this week's top science news.

Deconstructing School Discipline

Researchers rethink discipline in an effort to break down the “school-to-prison” pipeline.

Can Intestinal Bacteria Shape Response to Early-Life Stress?

A new study investigates the link between the gut and the brain in mice.

So Flashy: The Chemistry Behind a Firefly’s Glow

Scientists work to understand the chemistry and benefit of firefly flashes.

A Device to Visualize Your Climate Change Future

In Marin County, California, augmented reality binoculars are helping locals visualize sea level rise—and plan for it.

Walking While Texting Akin to Walking While Drunk

Researchers sent “wexters” through an obstacle course and found that they took more steps, deviated from the path, and slowed down more than regular walkers.

Wearable Technology Goes Way Back

Google Glass, Fitbits, and the Apple Watch are just the latest products in a long evolution of wearable technology.

Black-Market Marijuana Farming Is Far From Green

Illegal pot farms north of San Francisco are repeating many of the environmental sins of the logging era, like clear-cutting and road building.

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