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April 17, 2015
The Geography of Baseball
 
Fans may not list which team they favor on the U.S. census form, but millions of them do make their preferences public on Facebook. The map, above, uses aggregated data provided by Facebook to create the geography of baseball fandom, going down not only to the county level, as Facebook did in a nationwide map it released a few weeks ago, but also to ZIP codes.
  
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Molecule-making Machine may speed up development of drugs
 
A machine in University of Illinois chemistry professor Martin Burke's lab assembles complex small molecules out of simple chemical building blocks, like a 3-D printer on the molecular level. The automated process has the potential to greatly speed up and enable new drug development and other technologies that rely on small molecules.

Every Body Walk! Video Challenge

Walking is the most common form of physical activity. Some of us walk for a cause, to exercise our dog, connect with friends, explore the great outdoors or to take back our streets. We all walk and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative has put out a call asking you to show what walking means to you.

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