Guests attend a rally for former U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 19, 2023, in Waterloo, Iowa.
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A political scientist traces the development of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses and how the small, rural state became influential in presidential politics.
Guatemala’s President-elect Bernardo Arévalo waves to supporters.
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Anti-democratic actions and government corruption are key reasons many Guatemalans migrate to the US.
Water treatment doesn’t have to be one large, citywide system.
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Water shortages are one of the greatest problems created by a warming world. A decentralized water system is a compelling counterargument to the notion that bigger is better.
Farming today is as much about data as hardware.
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AI is exciting and scary, but it’s also a very useful tool. Here’s how AI is helping farmers shore up their bottom lines, protect the environment and boost food security.
Researchers sample water from various layers to analyze back in the lab.
An unusual lake with distinct layers of low-oxygen and high-iron water lets researchers investigate conditions like those in the early Earth’s oceans.
Without a point of reference, it can be hard to tell just how fast an airplane is traveling.
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An aerospace engineer explains why it’s so hard to tell just how fast an airplane is really moving.
Sekilas tentang dunia pasca-apokaliptik.
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Mungkin itu adalah perang nuklir, perubahan iklim yang menghancurkan, atau virus yang mematikan. Namun, jika sesuatu menyebabkan orang menghilang, bayangkan apa yang akan terjadi setelahnya.
A laptop is one of car thieves’ go-to tools.
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Thieves are trading their pry bars for laptops and wireless devices to steal cars that nowadays rely on remotes and computer networks.
Research shows that unsupervised online exams can accurately assess student learning.
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Students score about the same on online exams as they do on in-person exams, new research shows.
As an animal model, the zebrafish offers many advantages that save researchers time and money.
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Of the many qualities that make the zebrafish a model organism, the fact that it shares 70% of the genes humans have makes it an ideal candidate for developmental biology research.
Retail returns have become big business for UPS.
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Returns cost companies billions of dollars in lost sales. They also generate emissions and packaging waste. Two logistics experts offer some tips from psychology for more sustainable returns.
Many office buildings have been left empty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With many employers switching to remote work, two engineering experts explain the feasibility of converting office buildings to residential spaces.
Badai Florence, terlihat dari Stasiun Luar Angkasa Internasional pada tahun 2018. Musim badai Atlantik berlangsung dari 1 Juni hingga 30 November.
Prediksi saat ini menunjukkan bahwa Pasifik tropis yang hangat akan mengganggu musim badai Atlantik yang ganas.
A glimpse of a post-apocalyptic world.
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Maybe it was a nuclear war, devastating climate change, or a killer virus. But if something caused people to disappear, imagine what would happen afterward.
Hurricane Florence, seen from the International Space Station in 2018. Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.
Current forecasts suggest a warm tropical Pacific will be interfering with what could otherwise be a ferocious Atlantic hurricane season.
Vaccines help protect farm animals from various diseases.
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While mRNA vaccines are designed to last longer in the body than mRNA molecules typically would, they are also tested to ensure they are eliminated from livestock long before milking or slaughter.
Mississippi River flooding left parts of Davenport, Iowa, under water in May 2023.
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Flood risks are rising, yet communities may spend millions of dollars in federal infrastructure funding on systems that aren’t built to handle them.
Discrimination can be hard to pick up.
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New research found that Black and Hispanic people tended to give banks a pass for poor customer service.
The knife easily leaves swirls in the spread.
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A mechanical engineer explains why you need to go with the flow. The TSA pronouncement that peanut butter is a liquid is scientifically sound.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, speaks during an event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Democrats may have pushed Iowa out of the early-state presidential nominating lineup, but Republicans are sticking with Iowa first.