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A recent collaboration between SpaceX and NASA made international headlines for marking the beginning of an era of commercial, manned space flights. However, a future of commercial space flights requires an increased efficiency of current rocket engines. 

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Do pigeons think we went extinct? Are crows bummed that they can no longer hit up their favorite UW students for snacks? Are the birds that start singing outside your window at 5 a.m. rejoicing in our recent worldwide drop in carbon emissions, or are they just celebrating springtime?

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Following 9/11, researchers measured a significant decrease in stress-increasing hormones in North Atlantic right whales. Due to less ship and air traffic in that area, there was less noise in the water than usual. This brought to attention the correlation between human created noise and hig…

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How far should you go in helping a stranger sick person? Should you donate masks to front-line medical workers despite a shortage of protection for you? Who should we prioritize ventilators for? Do age and pre-existing health conditions matter? All these ethical problems have uniquely risen …

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Once upon a time, I was a vegan. And often people would claim that my dietary choices didn’t make a difference, because I was just one person, and the cow would still be killed, and the meat would still end up on the market shelf.