Gentrification of the Day: ‘SNL’ Mocks the New Brooklyn

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In case you missed it, this “SNL” sketch about a gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York was one of the best of the night (in addition to Kate McKinnon’s exceptional Justin Bieber impersonation.) Kevin Hart, Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson are hanging out on the corner of the mean streets …

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Science of the Day: Why It Smells After It Rains

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You’ve probably noticed a strange odor in the air right after it rains, but do you know why this happens? Thanks to a new study conducted by researchers at MIT, we now have a better understanding of the phenomenon. Using high-speed cameras, they discovered that when raindrops hit porous ground, …

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