New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

New York University medical students received life-changing news on Thursday — the School of Medicine will cover full tuition going forward for all current and future students, regardless of need or merit. The stunning announcement was made Thursday morning at the end of the annual “White Coat Ceremony”.

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Popcorn-Powered Robots? Get ‘Em While They’re Hot! | Smart News | Smithsonian

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In an attempt to harness the power of pop, researchers went against the grain to push the boundaries of this staple starch

Source: Popcorn-Powered Robots? Get ‘Em While They’re Hot! | Smart News | Smithsonian

World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

“Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.”

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Harlan Ellison Dead: Sci-Fi Writer Was 84 – Variety

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Sci-fi author Harlan Ellison, who contributed to TV series including “The Outer Limits,” “Star Trek” and “Babylon 5,” has died.

Source: Harlan Ellison Dead: Sci-Fi Writer Was 84 – Variety