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  1. MIT students bring Elon Musk's Hyperloop a step closer to realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Christian Science Monitor

    This undated conceptual design rendering provided by SpaceX shows a Hyperloop passenger transport capsule, at a station ready to take on passengers. Three Southern California companies plan to build tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept known as the 'hyperloop' works in the real world.

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  2. Obermayer Awards overcome silence with stories of German-Jewish historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Christian Science Monitor

    Arthur Obermayer's German Jewish History Awards continue to bring forgotten lives to light, personalizing the past to heal communities today. "Are there still Jews in Germany?" a sign asked at the Berlin Jewish Museum in 2013.

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  3. Maung Nyeu is helping his people put their language and stories on recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Christian Science Monitor

    As a child in Bangladesh he was punished for speaking his local Marma language. Now the Harvard grad student is publishing books in Marma, one story at a time.

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  4. Is Congress interfering on Iran - or just doing its job?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Christian Science Monitor

    In all three cases, Congress has taken action aimed at weakening or countering presidential foreign policy decisions it rejected or did not wholeheartedly support. When the United States recognized Beijing as the legitimate capital of one China, Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, requiring the president to sell military hardware and technology to Taiwan to provide for its defense.

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  5. Why self-driving cars are still being driven by humansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Christian Science Monitor

    A screen shows a self-driving car's alert system handing over control to a human driver in Blacksburg, Va., in November 2015. Reports submitted by seven carmakers to the California DMV show that the companies are making progress, but human drivers often need to take over for safety reasons and equipment failures.

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  6. The five best mid-sized cities for millennialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Christian Science Monitor

    These smaller cities provide the urban experience without the higher rent cost associated with living in a larger city like New York. A student walks through Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts .

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  7. Retrial of ex-dictator Rios Montt: Will a changed Guatemala shine through?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Christian Science Monitor

    EfraA n RA os Montt was found guilty of genocide in 2013, but his verdict was overturned. Since then, the country has seen bolder demands for accountability and reform.

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  8. Can MIT save the incandescent lightbulb?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Christian Science Monitor

    Bright but inefficient incandescent bulbs have been on the way out for years, in favor of low-wattage LEDs. Researchers at MIT and Purdue University may figured out how to change that trend.

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  9. As ex-dictator's retrial begins, many hold hope in a changed GuatemalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    EfraA n RA os Montt was found guilty of genocide in 2013, but his verdict was overturned. Since then, the country has seen bolder demands for accountability and reform.

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  10. Toyota maps out the car of the future at CESRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    A sign shows the Toyota logo. The Japanese carmaker has unveiled its plans for greater smartphone connectivity and artificial intelligence applications in its vehicles.

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  11. Will Trump adulation or Yankee flint win with Granite State voters?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Luke Santos began waiting in the bitter cold outside the Pennichuck Middle School in Nashua, N.H., nearly seven hours before the Donald Trump rally began Monday night. "I want to be right at the front.

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  12. Chicken soup for SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    "Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate our Shared Humanity," by Barbara Abdeni Massaad, is a cookbook with a humanitarian purpose: 100 percent of the profits goes to support Syrian refugees. In the avalanche of cookbooks that publishers release as the end of the year, "Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity" caught my eye.

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  13. Chinese vehicle moves by mind-controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    The research team at Nankai University used electroencephalogram equipment to link the brain's electrical signals to a car's operating system. The system translates these electrical signals into instructions for the vehicle.

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  14. Here's how Google is pitching its self-driving cars to government agenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    At an event at a Department of Transportation facility in Massachusetts on Tuesday, the head of Google's car project alternated between humor and sincerity in describing the car's potential to reduce accidents and improve the experience of human drivers. Riders enter the Google's new self-driving prototype car for a ride during a demonstration at Google campus, in Mountain View, Calif in May. At an event at a Department of Transportation Facility in Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday, Chris Urmson, the head of the self-driving car project, pitched the cars to an audience of government workers.

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  15. In Paris, a turning point for global climate talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    We have been through this before: diplomats from across the globe, meeting in a major city, trying to save the planet from the worst of climate change. There was the original Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, where nations decided to limit dangerous human interference with the climate system.

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  16. 100 eyes and counting: What this weird mollusk can teach materials scientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    This light micrograph shows a region of the chiton's shell surface with multiple small dark-pigmented eyes composed of aragonite, the same biomineral that also makes up the rest of the shell. A tiny marine creature built with hundreds of eyes hidden in it's armored shell could become the inspiration for futuristic building materials.

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  17. What a mollusk with hundreds of eyes can teach materials scientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    This light micrograph shows a region of the chiton's shell surface with multiple small dark-pigmented eyes composed of aragonite, the same biomineral that also makes up the rest of the shell. A tiny marine creature built with hundreds of eyes hidden in it's armored shell could become the inspiration for futuristic building materials.

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  18. Space station astronauts' latest challenge: How to park space taxisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Space station commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren conducted their first ever spacewalk Wednesday , a six and a half hour mission to conduct routine maintenance and prepare the station for commercial space taxi docking. NASA originally planned to complete construction of two "berthing slips" to allow parking of Boeing and SpaceX commercial space taxis by the end of the year.

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  19. How to send your kid to college without taking on debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Barring a full ride, you or child will need to cover most college costs by paying out of pocket or with personal loans. But there are ways to sidestep huge piles of high-interest debt.

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  20. Earth isn't nearly as unique as we may think, says new studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Scientists speculate that there are likely 1 billion Earth-sized worlds in the Milky Way galaxy right now, and potential for many more to form throughout the universe. This is an artist's impression of innumerable Earth-like planets that have yet to be born over the next trillion years in the evolving universe.

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