Will local election coverage help news organizations win back readers and viewers?
There are lots of ideas about how to save local news. One of them is that increasing coverage of local politics will bring back readers and viewers. Research shows that it doesn’t.
Indigenous Coast Salish women wove woolly dogs’ fur into blankets.
Artist's reconstruction by Karen Carr
Dogs have lived with Indigenous Americans since before they came to the continent together 10,000 years ago. A new analysis reveals the lineage of one 1800s ‘woolly dog’ from the Pacific Northwest.
Michael Oher and his family celebrate his selection by the Baltimore Ravens at the 2009 NFL Draft.
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Publishers and studios routinely pay large sums to acquire ‘life story rights.’ Two law scholars explain why the phrase is misleading.
Artificial intelligence can be used to produce persuasive texts that influence behaviour.
Artificial intelligence could be used to generate content intended to manipulate people. Addressing this problem means understanding how communication works to influence people.
A core focus of palliative care is on easing symptoms and increasing quality of life for people who have a serious or chronic illness, and not solely for those who are dying.
The challenging realities surrounding end-of-life care are especially difficult for older people experiencing homelessness, who have more barriers to accessing hospice care.
Fox News Host Tucker Carlson speaks during the 2022 Fox Nation Patriot Awards on Nov. 17, 2022, in Hollywood, Fla.
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Tucker Carlson and his employer, Fox News, had an incredible understanding of what their audience wants: a kind of authenticity that is not genuine but instead manipulative.
Sprinklers water a lettuce field in Holtville, California with Colorado River water.
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Two decades of drought have reduced the river’s flow by one-third compared to historical averages. The Biden administration is considering mandatory cuts to some states’ water allocations.
President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address.
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President Biden outlined his achievements in key policy areas and sketched out his plans for the rest of his term in office.
Dwindling numbers means more inexperienced officers.
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Police departments have faced recruitment and retention problems since the 2020 George Floyd protests. It has meant some agencies have had to lower standards to attract new officers.
The white ‘bathtub ring’ around Lake Powell, which is roughly 110 feet high, shows the former high water mark.
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Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
A couple rides on a float with a handcart during the parade for Pioneer Day, an annual Utah holiday, on July 24, 2019, in Salt Lake City.
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The Utah holiday is a reflection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ slowly changing identity, a historian of Mormonism and migration writes.
When trees burn, all the carbon they have stored goes back into the atmosphere.
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More carbon dioxide in the air doesn’t necessarily mean more growth for trees, and the increasing risk of wildfires and drought has major consequences, as an interactive map shows.
Snowmaking machines blow cold water, which freezes before it hits the ground.
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Snowmaking machines can produce enough snow to cover a run, but artificial snow is very different from natural flakes that fall from the sky.
Sign at a boat ramp on Lake Mead, near Boulder City, Nevada, Aug. 13, 2021. The lake currently is roughly two-thirds empty.
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A Western scholar proposes allocating water from the Colorado River based on percentages of its actual flow instead of fixed amounts that exceed what’s there – and including tribes this time.
Kids who’ve had traumatic experiences are more likely to act out at school.
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Abuse, neglect or witnessing violence at home can lead kids to misbehave. Some schools are doing away with expulsions to focus on childhood trauma instead.
The issue of trans rights was bound to butt up against realms of American society separated by gender.
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Many aspects of American society, from language to sports to fashion, remain structured or separated by gender.
Parents and caregivers can shop all the aisles of toy and clothing stores to show children that gendered norms are arbitrary and can be crossed.
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A genderqueer sociologist offers tips to disrupt gender-based discrimination in childhood.
Research shows that arrests for serious crimes are quite rare.
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When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
Echo chambers are resistant to voices from outside.
Rush Limbaugh is said to have presented the world as a simple binary – as a struggle only between good and evil. That worked, as a philosopher explains, because many people live in echo chambers.
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