A Princeton sociologist wants to use your digital data to solve some of the hardest research problems in social science.
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In an interview, the famed astronomer and communicator fought for the idea that science is the best way to know things
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Stephen Paddock's brain is being sent to Stanford, where a pathologist will dissect his brain in search of answers. Nobody thinks it's going to work.
It turns into sediment in lakes and streams, carries heavy metals and toxins—and if it comes from buildings, no one knows what's in it.
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