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July 26, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
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1. Why you’re bad at small talk.

By Drake Baer in the Science of Us

2. How cougars and mountain lions can save hundreds of lives.

By Michelle Ma at the University of Washington

3. This natural gas-powered air conditioner makes electricity — instead of consuming it.

By Robert Fares in Scientific American

4. New York, Paris…Kinshasa? Meet Africa’s rising fashion star.

By Stephanie Bakker and Yvonne Brandwijk in Cityscope

5. Here’s what a post-ISIS recovery in Iraq will need to succeed.

By Nancy Lindborg and Sarhang Hamasaeed in Defense One

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