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Black Colleges Use Esports to Attract Students and Hook them on Science and Engineering

The holiday gift that keeps teenagers on the sofa with game controllers in their hands may help parents pay their college tuition. For some, training to compete in cyberspace contests like Fortnite and NBA2K could soon replace training for team sports — and create a new scholarship pipeline and professional opportunities after graduation. Gaming and

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20 Reasons 2020 WASN’T the Worst in History

This was the year we learned a whole new vocabulary — lockdown, PPE, furlough, Covid-19. It was the year that the facemask went from being inconceivable to being (almost) ubiquitous. It was also the year when businesses and industries crashed, unemployment rose dramatically, events were canceled, airports ground to a halt, and loneliness and separation

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The Mass of Manmade Stuff Now Equals the Planet’s Biomass

The mass of human-produced materials, such as concrete, steel and asphalt, has grown to equal the biomass of all life on the planet, according to a study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Humans are adding new buildings, roads, vehicles and products at a rate that doubles every 20 years. This “concrete jungle”

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Pandemic Pot: How Marijuana Went Mainstream in the Year of Covid-19 

DENVER — As the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic descended on Colorado in November, gatherings were limited and restaurants closed to sustain social distance. However, pot shops remained open. Recently at The Green Solution, a brightly lit dispensary in Denver, there wasn’t a sense of urgency. Nor were there any crowds. That’s a far

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Warren Delivers: Second-ever “Outsider” to Join UPS C-Suite Shows Diversity’s Growing Importance

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — When he came on board as UPS’s chief marketing officer in June 2018 after a 34-year career at Xerox, Kevin Warren was only the second outsider in the company’s 113-year history to join in at the C-suite level. Now, in a business that has long prided itself on promoting from within, Warren

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