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Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

The beginning of October means Nobel Prize season. Six days, six prizes, new faces from around the globe added to the world's most elite roster of scientists, writers, economists and human rights leaders.

National parochialism widespread, worldwide

In our globalized world, cooperation between citizens of different countries should actually be a matter of course. But around the world, people prefer to cooperate with their own fellow citizens rather than with foreigners. ...

Winners of $20M contest make concrete to trap carbon dioxide

Organizers of a $20 million contest to develop products from greenhouse gas that flows from power plants announced two winners Monday ahead of launching a similar but much bigger competition backed by Elon Musk.

Study reveals breach of 'dancing' barrier governs crystal growth

While crystals have been studied for centuries and are ubiquitous in daily life—they are in our bones, the food we eat and the batteries we use—scientists still don't fully understand how crystals grow or how to efficiently ...

Why parents should teach their kids to give

Financial education often stresses the importance of earning and saving, but new research suggests that one of the most valuable lessons parents can teach their children about money might be how to appropriately give it away.

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