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CUNY computer science classes serve as gateway for women

CUNY, Cornell Tech and Verizon have partnered to launch a technology education initiative designed to increase the number of women working in the technology fields. The Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative will work to supply both undergraduate and graduate women with the support needed to enter the male-dominated computer science field….

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Abortion pill regulations grow lax as FDA makes new ruling

Mifeprex, when taken with Misoprostol, has long been an alternative for women who are considering abortion. Mifeprex facilitates abortion by blocking the pregnancy hormone, progesterone, thus causing a miscarriage. March 30 marked the drug’s new labelling and regimen change by the Food and Drug Administration, which came almost 16 years following its original approval. Prior…

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Video games may promote better mental health in children

Video games are usually referred to as excessively violent, antisocial and bad for children’s mental de- velopment. Given this perception, it may come as a surprise to many that video games can actually have a positive effect on children. A study conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Paris Descartes…

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Scott Kelly retires after record-breaking 340-day mission in space

A smooth landing near Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on March 2 marked the end of U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 340-day mission, closing alongside the International Space Station’s one-year mission. Accompanying Kelly in the Russian-built Soyuz craft were cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov, the former of which served alongside Kelly as part of the one-year mission….

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