In a news cycle full of clownish characters and outrageous rhetoric, it’s no wonder satire isn’t fully registering with a lot of readers.
You might see a headline from The Onion or The Babylon Bee and, for a split second, think it's true. But many social media users don't get the joke – and share these articles as if they're real.
Research is mixed about whether children lose learning during summer break.
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While many studies and news articles say children lose academically over the summer break, a researcher says the worries are exaggerated.
Episode three of To the moon and beyond, a podcast series marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
Screenshot from ‘Maude’s Dilemma.’
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Abortion has been a huge political issue in the US for the last 50 years. But the abortion debate is not new. It began at least a century before landmark abortions rights decision Roe v. Wade.
An Iowa farmer holds some of his soybeans.
China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.
Police officers loyal to the Houthi rebels march during a military parade in Sanaa, Yemen in July 2017. The placards read: ‘Allah is the greatest. Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews, victory to Islam.’
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
Some have any easier time than others connecting with fictional worlds and characters.
According to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
Former NRA President Col. Oliver North.
AP Photo/Michael Conroy
The group's bottom line has been shaky for years. And its board has been unwilling or unable to respond.
The far side looks a lot like the near side.
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
The far side of the Moon sees its share of sunlight – it's dark only in the sense that it's mysterious because it's never visible from Earth. Here's why.
A girl in a field of flowers.
Pollen is ancient, but in recent times, it's getting worse. An allergist offers ways to manage the suffering and enjoy the spring.
Margareta, head of the women’s community at Lippoldsberg (in modern-day Germany) clasps hands with an Augustinian monk as he hands her a book.
Lippoldsberg Evangeliary. Kassel, Landesbibliothek, MS theol. 2o 59, f. 73v.
Pope Francis recently confirmed that clergy members abused nuns. Since the early days of monasticism, the presence of nuns led to restrictions that limited contact between men and women.
When it comes to wealth, black families still lag far behind in the U.S.
Thanks to a long history of exclusionary government programs, the typical black family now has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 15, 2018.
A brief line in the State of the Union address hints at an exciting year for commercial spaceflight companies in the US. After an eight year lull, US rockets will again carry astronauts into space.
Artist’s concept of Beresheet on the lunar surface.
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The private space race is about to take another great leap as Israel sends a private lander to the moon.
Migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the Libyan town of Gohneima, east of the capital Tripoli, in July 2018.
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After 1.3 million migrants from the Middle East and Africa came to Europe in 2015, many countries built fences or closed their ports. That has pushed migrants to take riskier routes into the EU.
Guatemalans overwhelmingly support the United Nations-backed corruption investigation known as CICIG. President Jimmy Morales is trying to ban prosecutors from the country.
AP Photo/Moises Castillo
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is defying a constitutional court order to release a UN-backed prosecutor his government arrested and allow his corruption investigation to continue.
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, with advanced navigation equipment mounted above the cockpit.
Eight decades after missing aviator Amelia Earhart was declared dead, technologies still don't quite track every airplane all over the globe.
Political clout doesn’t guarantee a healthy bottom line.
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More often than not, the group owes more money than it has available to spend at the end of the year.
Public support for higher education has waned in recent years.
In order to regain public confidence, universities must take steps to show citizens that investments in higher education are well-spent, an education professor and university professor argue.