Cities around the world appear to be harboring increasing numbers of rats, including this one: the inflatable ‘Scabby the Rat.’
Cities often embark upon drastic and expensive eradication campaigns designed to rapidly rid the city of pests like rats. But are the surviving rats stronger or weaker than before?
Perdagangan manusia kadang terjadi dalam industri makanan laut.
Perkiraan tentang perbudakan modern sangat berbeda-beda, baik di AS, di seluruh dunia atau di industri tertentu.
Blood has special traits unique to every person.
Every person's blood is identified by type. Why does this matter?
Teachers often assign older books.
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland, site of a savage Civil War battle on Sept. 17, 1862.
Protected from development, natural landscapes worldwide are emerging from the violence of war.
El presidente electo de Argentina, Alberto Fernández (der.), con su compañera de candidatura, la ex presidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Argentina ha votado por el cambio. Alberto Fernández, un abogado de 60 años, derrotó al presidente Mauricio Macri con una campaña que enfatizaba la recuperación económica, la inclusión social y la unidad nacional.
Did mass graves in the influenza pandemic help give rise to the living dead?
The 1918-1919 flu claimed millions of lives worldwide. Could it also have given birth to the viral zombie?
Argentina’s president-elect, Alberto Fernández (right), with his running mate, former president and first lady Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Argentina has voted for change. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer, defeated President Mauricio Macri with a campaign emphasizing economic recovery, social inclusion and national unity.
A convenience store worker hands out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
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Which candies count as candy in the eyes of the tax law? The answer often depends on one ingredient.
What can your vacation pix tell scientists?
To untangle the relationship between climate change, fall foliage and national park visitors, researchers are asking tourists to check their old photo albums for snapshots that could hold valuable data.
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a joint news conference at the presidential Blue House on June 30.
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Most of the world might hate Trump, but in some places, based largely on his policies, there is hope and even admiration.
The laws of physics are on display at the Daytona International Speedway.
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High speeds, the threat of dangerous crashes, the excitement of the crowd – and the laws of physics on full display. A physicist explains the science of NASCAR.
Hotels and motels along major highways are common spots for sex trafficking.
While there's still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry's victims and perpetrators.
The 40-foot Peace Cross in Maryland dedicated to World War I soldiers.
An expert explains why war memorials with religious symbols can have different meanings in a diverse society.
People of color face more obstacles on the path to an organ transplant.
Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What's behind the gap?
Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke at his presidential campaign kickoff rally in Houston, March 30, 2019.
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Charisma may be a necessary trait for getting elected – but it also discourages voters from independent moral deliberation about a potential leader's qualifications to govern.
Moms leave their mark.
Psychology researchers are interested in what makes a hero. Turns out many mothers tick off those same boxes by fulfilling a range of needs for their offspring.
The potions classroom at the Making of Harry Potter Studio.
Potions, spells and alchemy are intriguing to children and adults alike. A professor of literature explains what's behind this fascination and reveals where to experience the magic of transformation.
The red tip on these matches contains phosphorus, which ignites when in contact with oxygen.
The elements that make up each column of the periodic table share a set of common traits. Here, a chemist describes group 15 and the crucial role phosphorus, in particular, plays in cancer.
International forces advancing toward Boxer soldiers outside the Imperial Palace in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion.
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When is math not just math? Political conflicts have led to new study-abroad initiatives, the creation of a world-class university, the migration of mathematicians and serious educational reforms.