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Sunrise at noon in the Arctic. Little exposure to sun was a piece of the genetic puzzle.
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.
Customers line up to buy gasoline in San Jose, California, on March 15, 1974, during an Arab oil embargo. The crisis spurred enactment of the first U.S. vehicle fuel economy standards.
Since the federal government started setting fuel economy standards, US-built cars have doubled their fuel efficiency, saving money for consumers and reducing pollution.
Tight security measures in schools erode cultures of trust, researchers contend.
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Researchers spent 16 years at a high school and observed security tighten and then loosen up again. What they found is that tighter security had the opposite of the intended effect.
Attendees attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Florida school.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Advocates of gun control may despair in the wake of mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, but the history of government support for the gun industry shows Americans have more sway than they think.
Cari harga tiket pesawat termurah? Jangan tunda pembelian beberapa minggu sebelum berangkat.
Strategi terbaik untuk memesan dalam beberapa minggu terakhir sebelum keberangkatan adalah tidak menunda pemesanan. Cari juga perbandingan harga dari beberapa agen di internet.
At the funeral of Nabra Hassanen, a Muslim girl who was beaten to death.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
Before Trump said he wanted to create a Muslim registry, there were a number of Islamophobic policies in place.
Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted?
We disapprove of distraction and consider attention as being valuable. What if they were, in fact, morally charged words, referring to the same behavior? Here's what early Christian monks thought.
Imported laptop housings, Guiyu, China.
Basel Action Network
China, which recycles much of the world's waste material, is slashing its scrap imports. This move could force the United States and Europe to boost recycling instead of shipping trash overseas.
Supporters of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments during a rally Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in Salt Lake City.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
President Trump signed an order on Dec. 4 to drastically reduce the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Four legal experts explain why this action is likely to be reversed.
Prison inmates in Santa Rosa, California.
A study of 100,000 convicted felons shows why rethinking parole may be the key to reversing mass incarceration.
Picking up the pieces after fire devastated the city of Santa Rose, California.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
A California fire expert explains why municipalities need to reassess urban fire risk and take steps to learn how to coexist with fire.
Is this the endgame for any geoengineering scenario?
A disaster fantasy raises questions about tinkering with Earth's climate. With real-life scientists exploring geoengineering, what conversations should we be having now around these technologies?
Talking about ivory-funded terrorism overlooks the real sources of income for terror groups.
The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.
A U.S. soldier fires a Colt M16 in Vietnam in 1967.
While advocates of gun control may feel powerless in the wake of mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas, the history of government support for the industry shows Americans have more sway than they think.
Demolishing the coal-fired R.E. Burger Power Station in Shadyside, Ohio, July 29, 2016.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed to reward coal plants for stockpiling fuel onsite – allegedly making the power system more reliable. Two economists give this idea a failing grade.
Under the El tracks, downtown Chicago.
New research shows that noise pollution in US cities is concentrated in poor and minority communities. Beyond regulating airplane noise, the US has done relatively little to curb noise pollution.
The imposition of steep duties on imported solar panel components could jeopardize thousands of jobs in the industry.
A trade spat could jack up the cost of going solar, killing jobs and obstructing efforts to do something about climate change.
The 5,000-strong pro-union march in March suggested labor support in Canton is growing.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
Although workers at a Nissan auto plant in Mississippi rejected a proposal to join the United Auto Workers Union, organized labor has reason to be optimistic about its future.
Now abandoned, part of Sidoarjo town is entombed in mud metres thick.
The world's largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we're no closer to the answer of how and why it began.