One girl’s message for Trump.
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A 2010 law that requires the executive branch to set goals and an obscure Senate rule may be the Democrats' best chance to influence GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Red-breasted Nuthatches are irrupting this winter across North America.
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During bird irruptions, hundreds or thousands of a single species show up outside their normal territory. Most of what we know about irruptions comes from data collected by citizen scientists.
Tiny CubeSats are ready to be our eyes in the skies.
Earth Background: NASA; HARP Spacecraft: SDL; Montage: Martins, UMBC
As technology advances, tiny satellites no bigger than a loaf of bread have advanced from just proving they work to being big contributors in answering science questions.
Donald Trump is famously attached to his phone.
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The best way to protect a presidential device is to keep it off the internet altogether. If that's not going to happen, how else can such a sensitive gadget be kept safe?
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Dulled by hearing the same old recommendations to improve internet security, we are worn out. It's time for a new approach, involving us all.
Static electricity can cause more than just a bad hair day.
These mini lightning bolts have been known for millennia. Understanding static electricity at the atomic level opens the door for new technologies – as well as ways to cut down on the tiny zaps.
The construction of Indonesia’s Prambanan temple in 850 also affected the planet.
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The Anthropocene most likely started long before the 1950s.
A rally in Michigan: Trump’s presidential victory was won in the Rust Belt states, which have been hit hard by globalization.
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Globalization in its present form has generated economic inequalities, political uncertainties and cultural anxiety. Is there a way to move forward that benefits more people?
Seek to truly connect with each other at Thanksgiving.
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After such a difficult political experience, empathy is the key not only to feeling connected, but feeling understood – and understanding others.
Shopping by smartphone is taking off.
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Americans' reliance on their smartphones and tablets will drive online shopping revenue to new heights – and could introduce new buying experiences as well.
All indications are that voting was not subject to a cyberattack.
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Though there is no indication hackers affected the outcome of the election, we still must act to improve the cybersecurity of American elections.
Who needs government? A Tea Party protest on tax day in 2010 in New York.
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The painful effects of globalization and political corruption have decayed Americans' trust in the federal government.
Cost and quality issues have long plagued the U.S. health care system because insurance companies both finance and manage medical care. So how did we get stuck with this system in the first place?
The U.N. General Assembly Hall.
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Will the next U.S. president continue to champion democracy around the world? Not meeting this challenge could have dangerous consequences, says former U.S. diplomat.
Researchers have found large achievement gaps in science in kindergarten. However, these can change significantly in subsequent years.
Which economy do you live in?
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New research shows that ideological media employ a powerful method to bias partisans' economic beliefs. In turn, partisans perform mental gymnastics worthy of Simone Biles to preserve those biases.
Le combat du Capitaine Kirk pour son appartenance identitaire peut-il devenir un exemple pour expliquer des problématiques actuelles ?
« Star Trek, sans limites » sort aujourd’hui dans nos salles obscures. Au-delà de la science-fiction, l’univers de la série originale nous apprend beaucoup sur les enjeux sociaux contemporains.
Will Rio pull victory out from a shaky run-up to the games?
Will Brazil's troubles in preparing for the Rio Games change the global narrative of the value of hosting the Olympics?
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?
Zero tolerance policies have been found to increase racial disparities.
New research finds state zero tolerance laws do not improve student safety. In fact, they increase the use of suspensions and racial disparities in discipline.