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Hot Shots & Hot Jobs: Pilots Enjoy Breathtaking Views and Plentiful Job Options

Since the Wright brothers’ historic takeoff from Kitty Hawk in 1903, many of us have grown up with dreams of working in aviation. The possibilities for trained pilots are varied—from piloting huge passenger jets across the ocean to guiding small aircraft for police, fire and medical operations—and the job prospects are higher now than ever.

Philanthropy of the Body: Corneas, Organs and Bodies – An Informal History of Medical Science

What motivates people to donate their bodies, and how has medical voluntarism changed over the last century? Susan Lederer, Professor of History of Medicine and Bioethics shared her scholarship on this fascinating topic in her talk “The Philanthropy of The Body.”

Can Hot Peppers Be Used for Pest Control?

For those trying to maintain a nice yard, you know pests can totally be an issue, right? Well the same thing applies for big scale projects, like grassland restoration. For example, planting seeds to revive a region’s flora is significantly more difficult if local critters are eating up the seeds before they have a chance to grow. Non-toxic approaches are obviously not ideal, so looking for a natural alternative led scientists to a hot new idea, using peppers!

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