Syrian refugees arrive on the shores of Lesvos island in Greece in an inflatable boat from Turkey on August 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS (Photo credit should read ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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September 14, 2015 12:00 PM EDT
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1. Don’t blame war for the Great Migration. And get used to it.

By Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph

2. The NFL — not the NSA — is leading a data revolution.

By David Kravets in Ars Technica

3. Genetically-modified plants could eliminate food poisoning.

By Steph Yin in Popular Science

4. Can a protest movement about garbage put an end to Lebanon’s system of government by religious quota?

By the editorial board of the Christian Science Monitor

5. Here’s how text messaging can reduce teen smoking.

By Anne Dreyfuss at Virginia Commonwealth University

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