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Youth Prisons Don’t Work

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1. Youth prisons don’t work. Here’s what does.

By Mishi Faruqee in Time

2. Does our democracy actually need a months-long presidential campaign?

By Lucia Graves in the Guardian

3. To fight lung disease, scientists built a lung on a chip and taught a robot to smoke.

By the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

4. Did slaves produce your food?

By Elizabeth Grossman in Civil Eats

5. To get new scientific breakthroughs, we need scientists to branch out.

By Tolu Oni, Fabio Sciarrino, Gerardo Adesso & Rob Knight in Nature

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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