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MythBuster Adam Savage lists three ways to "fix US science education" in Popular Mechanics, even though, as he says, "we're not teachers, but our show has taught us a lot about how to get people interested in science." Savage says to let students learn by doing (that's what MythBusters is all about), spend more money on science education, and even to celebrate mistakes.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

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