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Featured Article: Technology

By the mid-twentieth century, humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space
Technology is a broad concept that deals with a species' usage and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how it affects a species' ability to control and adapt to its environment. In human society, it is a consequence of science and engineering, although several technological advances predate the two concepts. Technology has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies (including today's global economy) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class. Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products, known as pollution, and deplete natural resources, to the detriment of the Earth and its environment.

Popular Article: Swimming

Open water swimming competition
Swimming is self-propulsion through water, or other liquid, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or survival. Swimming is consistently among the top public recreational activities. As a formalized sport, swimming is featured in a range of local, national, and international competitions, including every modern Summer Olympics. There are various risks present during swimming; to minimize these risks, most facilities employ a lifeguard to look for signs of distress. With safety features in place, swimming is a healthy activity that can be enjoyed by all ages.

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Inuit is a term that encompasses the Indigenous peoples who live in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Greenland, and Canada, and Siberia although some prefer to be called by their own name, such as Kalaallit in Greenland and [[Inupiat] (source: Inuit)

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