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December 5, 2016 12:00 PM EST
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1. To speed recovery, virtual reality is taking lonely patients out of their beds.

By Ariel Bogle in Mashable

2. Explore how our disposable culture is ruining paradise — and learn what we can do.

By Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek, Jackson Loo and Mark Phillips at CNN

3. In medical research, is there such a thing as too much data?

By Richard Harris at NPR

4. Could we really ever live on Mars?

By Laurie Vazquez in the Week

5. Makeup isn’t suddenly genderless. It’s always been.

By Rachel Lubitz in Mic

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