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Disruptive advancements in science are slowing, new report shows 

Across the board, we’re seeing less big scientific breakthroughs. So what’s going on?
Russell Funk, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota and a co-author of the paper, explains why science may be slowing.
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David Reitze, executive director of the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech, announces that scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves for the first time, confirming a prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. 
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