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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya

It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch: The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.

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Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild Bird Behavior

Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.

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NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background

NYU has announced that when looking at applications, it will initially overlook the criminal record of prospective students.

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