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From Slave to Botanist, Professor, and Inventor: George Washington Carver

Born into slavery in 1864, George Washington Carver used his natural scientific curiosity and the power of education to become one of the leading agricultural scientists of his day. He advocated that southern farmers rotate their crops between cotton, which quickly depletes the soil, and peanuts, which added nitrogen to the soil. His concept of …

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23andMe Will Now Test for Breast Cancer-Causing Genes

23andMe, the DNA-testing kit service, has announced that it will now begin telling customers about the three mutations in the breast-cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 (“Authorization for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test on Cancer Risk,” 2018). “Being the first and only direct-to-consumer genetics company to receive FDA authorization to test for cancer risk without a prescription is …

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SeaWorld Changes Orca Whale Treatment, But Activists Still Rage On

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., the aquatic animal-based theme park company, has announced that it will end the Orca whale shows at its San Diego facility. This news comes after heavy criticism of the park’s treatment of whales, which activists say should reside in the wild, according to the Associated Press. However, many people (who probably watched Blackfish) are saying that this …

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