Those Night-Shift Talks Were Easy as Pie

A windowless, fluorescent-lit warehouse, in Wenatchee, Wash., where millions upon millions of cherries — Bings, Sweethearts, Raniers, Tietons — are sorted and graded and packaged each summer, was where the romance between Corena Sharp and Mark Olson began. “It’s big, it’s cold, it’s very fast-paced,” said Ms. Sharp, now 27, who was a seasonal inspector…

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In Prison, Learning Magic by Mail

Surfacing A deck of cards cut from milk cartons. A wand made with medical tape. How a group of inmates learned “the magic of magic.” By Annalisa Quinn Photographs and Video by Vincent Tullo ImageCredit…Vincent Tullo for The New York Times When the magician Kris Nevling was released from prison two years ago, he had…

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Navigation preferences across people with a diverse range of disabilities

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have collaborated to create a universal design schema for navigation technologies to better support people with disabilities in getting from place to place. Although studies about assistive technologies and navigation have become more popular in recent years, the researchers…

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An AI algorithm to help identify homeless youth at risk of substance abuse

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — While many programs and initiatives have been implemented to address the prevalence of substance abuse among homeless youth in the United States, they don’t always include data-driven insights about environmental and psychological factors that could contribute to an individual’s likelihood of developing a substance use disorder. Now, an artificial intelligence (AI)…

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Study explores the association of malaria, HIV with anemia during pregnancy

HERSHEY, Pa. — Pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher prevalence of anemia than pregnant women without infections, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings may have implications for reducing the risk of death in pregnant women and preventing low birth weights and neurocognitive…

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