Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
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Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
Why are so many Trump supporters spoiling for a fight?
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A unique poll from Penn State’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy tracks how the nation is feeling.
A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield.
In the 19th century, critics and audiences thought blacks were incapable of singing as well as their white, European counterparts. Greenfield forced them to reconcile their ears with their racism.
What happens when funding isn’t just eroded, but is wiped away?
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The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block...again. But this time, the ideological justifications don't pass muster.
Fireworks go off before Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.
Recognizing that the game itself is often lopsided and boring, the NFL, through the years, has worked to minimize its significance.
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A recent decision by the International Olympic Committee has cheerleading under consideration for Tokyo 2020. But its very status as a sport has constantly been questioned.
Would Americans prefer smart guns to traditional guns?
American attitudes toward smart guns are complex and do not necessarily follow the patterns we might expect.
‘Maus’ and ‘Watchmen’ are two of the most well-known graphic novels.
The graphic novel has become a literary phenomenon, but the name doesn't adequately describe the medium's flexibility, diversity and potential.
China’s President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
Obama arrives to give his presidential farewell address.
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The nation needed a full-throated rebuttal to the nativism, racism and misogyny that characterized the president-elect’s campaign. Obama failed to deliver.
In 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, part of a behind-the-scenes policy to ensure access to oil for the U.S. and its allies.
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Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
South African women trying to soak up stagnant water during the drought in January 2016.
Climate change imperils food supply in many parts of the world, including South Africa, which has shown major gains in treating HIV/AIDS. Climate change could mean even less food -- and more disease.
Even without iPhones, people in the 19th century liked to see how long they could strike a pose and stay frozen.
Long before smartphones filmed the stiffened appendages of people seeking internet fame, striking a pose was a popular form of entertainment in Victorian England.
Traditional media gatekeepers are toast.
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Researcher who has studied online news for 20 years says people fall for fake news because they don't value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible news sources.
The campus community can have different cyber priorities.
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Cyber threats are universal. But the appropriate response may be quite different in academia from what works in the corporate world.
NASA Earth Science Division operating missions, including systems managed by NOAA and USGS.
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President Trump's 2018 budget request cuts funding for NASA Earth observation research and cancels four missions. Weather forecasters, businesses, scientists and the armed forces rely on this data.
Suzi Ailes, right, and Kris Smith study schoolwork for SusQ-Cyber Charter School in their home in Milton, Pennsylvania.
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What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s message of love matters today.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong. How can this vision help with community-building today?
Supporters of presidential candidate Al Gore protest during George W. Bush’s inauguration in January 2001. Gore won the popular vote but lost to Bush in the Electoral College.
With two of the past five presidential election winners losing the popular vote, it's hard to justify the continuation of the Electoral College.