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In his well-known 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College, the celebrated American writer and philosopher David Foster Wallace opened with a thought-provoking tale:

Some of the most important figures in wildlife and ecological conservation in China and beyond will be heading to Duke Kunshan University in April to take part in the first Water Towns Environmental Film and Arts Festival.

China’s success in germinating seeds on the far side of the moon has taken humankind a step closer to being able to survive on other planets, according to leading astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon.

During a recent talk at Duke Kunshan University, the American scientist and celebrated author highlighted the Chang’e 4 mission in January as a milestone for global research into the possibilities of spreading life beyond Earth.

Temptation. It’s everywhere, and it’s only going to get stronger. So how do we fight it, as individuals and as a society, to make our lives healthier or more productive?

That question was at the heart of internationally renowned behavioral scientist and best-selling author Dan Ariely’s engaging talk at Duke Kunshan University, which he delivered to a packed auditorium on Jan. 21.

A higher exposure to greenery might prolong the life of the elderly, according to a study led by scientists from Duke Kunshan University and Duke University.

The findings, published in the January issue of The Lancet Planetary Health, provide evidence to urban planners and health policymakers of the role of greenery in prolonging life, as China undergoes urbanization...

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