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Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems...

Callie Babbitt, Rochester Institute of Technology and Shahana Althaf, Yale University It’s hard to imagine navigating modern life without a mobile phone in hand. Computers,...

What’s the gold standard, and why does the US benefit from...

Michael Klein, Tufts University The phrase “the gold standard” means, in common parlance, the best available benchmark – as in double-blind randomized trials are the...

Gold rush, mercury legacy: Small-scale mining for gold has produced long-lasting...

Jacqueline Gerson, Duke University; Austin Wadle, Duke University, and Jasmine Parham, Duke University Gold is everywhere in modern life, from jewelry to electronics to smartphones....

Mining powers modern life, but can leave scarred lands and polluted...

Matthew Ross, Colorado State University Modern society relies on metals like copper, gold and nickel for uses ranging from medicine to electronics. Most of these...

Want better tips? Go for gold

Na Young Lee, University of Dayton Although tipping is generally thought to be a voluntary payment meant to express gratitude to a service worker, the...

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world’s great untapped gold...

Liam Bullock, University of Aberdeen To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the...

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Axing water overseer could leave regional Australia high and dry

By Stuart Khan Summer is coming and, with it, dry conditions for many parts of Australia. While it may be difficult to imagine for city...