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The orientations of the stone walls that crisscross the Northeastern U.S. can tell a geomagnetic tale as well as a historical one. John Delano

Old stone walls record the changing location of magnetic north

Scientific inspiration struck a geologist after many walks through the woods in New York and New England. These ruins hold the secret of where the compass pointed north when they were built centuries ago.
George Stinney, a 14-year old wrongfully executed for murder in 1944. M. Watt Espy Papers, University at Albany

The death penalty, an American tradition on the decline

The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.
Some science textbooks give a skewed view of the causes of climate change, new research finds. pong-photo9/www.shutterstock.com

How have textbooks portrayed climate change?

Some popular high school textbooks have used hesitant language to describe human contributions to climate change, our study shows.
Todos utilizan la tecnología, pero no todos están tan seguros como deberían. Akhenaton Images/Shutterstock.com

Lo que deben saber los adolescentes sobre seguridad cibernética

Un experto en seguridad cibernética aconseja a los estudiantes de high school para que se mantengan seguros en dispositivos móviles, computadoras, juegos y redes sociales.
Everyone’s using technology – but they’re not all as safe as they could be. Akhenaton Images/Shutterstock.com

What teenagers need to know about cybersecurity

A cybersecurity expert offers tips to keep high schoolers safe on mobile devices, computers, games and social media.
It’s actually very hard to find photos of people with their eyes closed. Bulin/Shutterstock.com

Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

The new technology behind machine learning-enhanced fake videos has a crucial flaw: Computer-generated faces don't blink as often as real people do.
US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Parzival191919

Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study

About 5 percent of all UFO sightings cannot be easily explained by weather or human technology. A physicist argues that there's compelling evidence to justify serious scientific study and that the skeptics should step aside – for the sake of humanity.
Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Ortiz are still searching for relatives who disappeared in San Miguel Los Lotes during Guatemala’s June 3 Fuego volcano eruption. The government’s rescue mission has now ended. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

After volcano eruption, Guatemalans lead their own disaster recovery

Guatemala has ended its Fuego volcano rescue mission and declared 110 dead. But people in the hot, ash-covered eruption zone say that the real death tally is much higher and that they'll keep digging.
Tammie Jackson, looking at the prescription drugs she could not obtain before enrolling in Montana’s expanded Medicaid program, in the summer of 2017. AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan

Medicaid work requirements could cost the government more in the long run

The new rules Kentucky and other states want to impose could leave millions of Americans who benefit from this safety net program uninsured – and resorting to the emergency room for their health care.

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