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A Teen Inventor Builds A Fingerprint Scanner for Gender Equity
16-year-old Elizabeth Nyamwange’s fingerprint scanner uses blockchain technology to make proof of identity more accessible worldwide.
In Utah, A New Approach To School Vaccine Waivers
Will a new education program convince fewer people to forego vaccines?
With Chemical Tweaks, Cement Becomes a Semiconductor
Researchers explain how a cement can take on some of the properties of a metal.
Bad Diagnosis for New Psychiatry “Bible”
Many experts say the DSM’s approach to mental illness is outdated, and it’s time to move on.
Teacher Feature: Ethnobotanist Tom Carlson
A student tells his former professor how much a class meant to him.
Researchers Revive a Plant Frozen in Time
A plant called a bryophyte survived 400 years frozen beneath glacier ice.
The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike
Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods” is this month’s book club read.