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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is currently running for president, is the first national politician to voice support for the faculty union's efforts to defend higher education and their willingness to strike.

 The type of bacteria that was studied lived in hot springs reaching temperatures higher than 150 degrees Fahrenheit. They were easier to collect because there were less types of other bacteria in the hot springs. 

Actress Lupita Nyong'o plays the character Adelaide Wilson in the movie "Us." In the film, she returns to her childhood home in Santa Cruz but is later attacked by four people who look exactly like her and her family. 

 Air pollution can have damaging effects on pregnant mothers and their fetuses living in urban areas, places that are downwind of wildfires and developing countries that have poor air quality. 

 Two types of influenza that can be found in humans are H1N1 and H3N2. In particular, the H3N2 virus can be dangerous because it was found that last year, there was a high severity of the strain across all age groups. 

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said his main focus for the town hall was to get students in Rutgers University Student Assembly thinking about public service and understand social issues that impacted them the most.

 The number of college students who use marijuana is increasing across the country, and states such as California and Colorado have already legalized the recreational use of the drug. In New Jersey, recreational marijuana still remains illegal. 

 Fruit flies and humans share many genetic similarities. 75 percent of the genes in a fruit fly match with genes related to diseases in humans. These genes may also have the same effect on both fruit flies and humans. 

 Dubbed the "Impossible Burger" because it is entirely meatless, the burger aims to have the same look, taste, smell and feel as a regular hamburger. It even bleeds like real meat because food scientists were able to develop a plant-version of the blood. 

Courtney McAnuff, the vice chancellor of Student Enrollment, said the percentage of people who make up the New Brunswick campus's student body is a cause for concern because it is approximately half the percentage of New Jersey's overall population. 

 Bitcoin, which was first created in 2009, is a popular type of cryptocurrency, meaning it is traded virtually. Since bitcoin is decentralized, there is no government or bank that controls its value and how it is used. 

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) has awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation to Rutgers University. Pallone has been serving in Congress for New Jersey's sixth congressional district since 1988. 

Ashwini Jarral, executive director of the IJIS Institute, said the training program offered by the partnership gives advice to law enforcement personnel on selecting and managing the implementation of technology. 

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