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Where (Some of) Earth's Gold Came From

Of all of that precious metal ever refined, 600 tons were created in a collision between two neutron stars 1,000 light-years away and 4.6 billion years ago

May 23, 2019 — Imre Bartos and Szabolcs Márka

The Polycystic Sisterhood

Infertility is on the rise, but one major cause—polycystic ovarian syndrome—gets too little attention

May 21, 2019 — Abigail Meola

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How Smartphones Affect Mental Health