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This week, the US becomes the only country to reject the Paris Agreement, IBM announces the testing phase of a 50 qubit computer and one of SpaceX's engines explodes during qualification testing.

Leafhoppers hide eggs with light-absorbing microparticles

Most leafhoppers produce particles called brochosomes that they rub all over their eggs, so that they don't reflect light - only absorb it which makes the eggs nearly invisible to predators.

Water strider leg fans help them navigate streams

Some water striders have fans on their legs that help them make quick turns and navigate fast currents.

Dietrich College’s unique approach to behavioral economics drives change

Behavioral economists at Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at CMU, are doing cutting-edge research - understanding and solving some of the most complex social problems.

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