Caren Chesler

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The Sense Of Sight
Vision Quest: Why Science Is Closer Than You Think To Beating Blindness
Technology is alleviating many of the hardships associated with blindness—and has the promise of ending it altogether. But how much fur…
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Exactly What Happens When You Get Cremated
Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation ac…
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The Zombie Starfish Detectives
When super-resilient starfish started mysteriously dying in the largest marine disease ever recorded, scientists raced to find the kill…
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The Blood of the Crab
Horseshoe Crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel, and biomedical companies are bleeding thousands of crabs and throwing them bac…
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How Philadelphia Will Solve Its Sewage Nightmare
Like many older cities, Philly's outdated pipes spit raw sewage into lakes and streams. But the City of Brotherly Love has a plan to sa…
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How Cops Use Social Networks to Catch Crooks
Street crime, like every other aspect of modern life, is intertwined with digital technology. To keep up, law enforcement officers are …