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In many people’s minds, the phrase “nuclear energy” brings to mind terrifying historical events, like the American bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the Fukushima disaster, But in reality, nuclear energy is actually the key to fighting global warming and reducing the West’s dependence on Russia. In this piece from The Washington Post, Harry Stevens asks whether it’s time for a rebranding of nuclear energy.

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House prices across America have risen 33% since March 2020. But that price increase has not been evenly distributed across the country. It’s been places like Collier County, FL and Williamson County, TX — both suburban areas with good weather — where prices have jumped the most. The Economist built a statistical model to better understand which factors explain the recent trends in America’s housing market.

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A scientific study published back in 2017 found that a person’s ability to be “random” peaks around 25 years old. But some folks, like Russell Goldenberg and Arjun Kakkar, were a little skeptical of a key methodological choice made by the researchers. So they designed their own interactive “game” to try to replicate the study’s results.

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As the “Great Reshuffle” continues, workers are having to adapt and improve their skills to stay relevant. In the United States, LinkedIn’s data shows that workers’ skills have changed by 26% on average since 2015, with digital skills in particular becoming increasingly important. Check out this data project from LinkedIn to see how the top skills for hundreds of different jobs have evolved over the last several years.

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Elon Musk’s anticipated takeover of Twitter has brought increased scrutiny to his penchant for the platform. Since 2012, it’s been among his favorite ways of connecting with millions of people and sparring with rivals. The Wall Street Journal analyzed Musk’s more than 15,000 tweets to understand what excites and enrages one of the world’s most unique CEOs.