Heavy storms in February caused parts of a California highway to give way.
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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?
Businesses can make up for inaction on climate by government by investing in energy and fuel efficiency.
Without the private sector cutting carbon emissions – rather than just lobbying the government for action on climate – the world will never reach the temperature targets of the Paris Agreement.
Why do people need cash in churches?
ATMs began appearing in churches providing a way for people to come up with ready cash to give to God and their church. But why was cash necessary?
Here’s the fossil… what can you tell about how this animal lived?
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With no identifiable body parts, it's hard to know how these fossilized creatures lived. A new approach models how the ocean's water would interact with their unique shapes – hinting at their lifestyle.
Cloistered nuns in the Monastery of Saint Clare in the western Mediterranean Sardinian city of Oristano.
A key to the successful growth of Jesuits were handwritten letters – transported through trade ships from India.
Teach For America teacher Sergio Santiago looks over an assignment with a student.
Teach for America was created to bring more resources to disadvantaged communities. New research shows that the participants also learn a few things.
Hog feeding operation near Tribune, Kansas.
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Large livestock farms, known as CAFOs, have polluted air and water in many communities. A recent court decision will force CAFOs to report their air emissions from manure and other sources.
What can your data tell us?
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.
Inspecting election results is best done with a dash of randomness.
To defend elections against sophisticated attackers, auditors need to use advanced methods too – including the influence of randomness.
A Salvadoran family who fled to the U.S. when armed men killed the father.
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Despite Trump’s rhetoric, Mexicans are no longer crossing the border in massive numbers. Data show a new group of migrants is arriving, and for very different reasons.
Who you gonna listen to?
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Higher-ups at Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and Uber all failed to stop unethical practices that had significant repercussions. New research offers some clues on why.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols the U.S. border with Mexico in Nogales, Arizona.
What happens when an undocumented immigrant meets a law enforcement officer? Communication plays a major role in these high-stakes interactions.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order implementing a federal government hiring freeze.
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The president manages more than 200 organizations that make up the federal government. A survey of 3,500 federal managers shows they struggle with recruiting and retaining skilled workers.
Applicants for insurance wait in Richmond, California in 2014.
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Being uninsured presents major problems, but there are issues that go beyond health care. Communities with large numbers of uninsured have a breakdown in trust. Here's why.
Protestors march on the Capitol Building, Jan. 18, 2017.
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A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.
What if it wasn’t back to the drawing board every year for a new flu shot?
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But a new way to create vaccines, called 'rational design,' might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
In many cities, the only direction to go is up.
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George Washington had Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson had Monticello. Now Trump has his eponymous tower. Can it stimulate a more creative, sustainable approach to building skyscrapers?
People who read false news items come to believe them – even if they know better. It doesn't help to know the source is unreliable or the report has been debunked.
A woman enters the media workspace at the University of Las Vegas, site of the last 2016 U.S. presidential debate.
Do you feel as if the moderators keep asking the same questions of the presidential candidates? Our panel has some fresh ideas.