Festivals can offer great exposure for smaller acts, but the competition for slots is fierce.
Live performances account for more than 40 percent of their income, while profits from streaming and record sales amount to only 5 percent of their earnings.
A 3D image of lungs.
As organs go, lungs do not receive a lot of attention, and diseases associated with them, such as lung cancer, historically have been underfunded. Here's a look at how your amazing lungs function.
President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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History shows that diplomacy takes time and many incremental steps forward, a diplomacy expert writes.
St Augustine Catholic Church Archive.
Catholic Church records document the earliest black history in the US, going back to the 1590s. These records tell the histories of Africans, free and enslaved, who were part of Spanish expeditions.
Male collared flycatcher, singing for multiple females.
Biologists investigated whether birds that search for multiple mates would evolve ever more elaborate songs to attract them. What they found might have surprised Darwin.
Slavery was a sticking point at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
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The Apportionment Clause forbids a direct tax on wealth. Expanding the 16th Amendment would not only allow such a tax but abolish slavery's last remnant in the US Constitution as well.
Trump’s historic meeting with North Korea dictator Kim Jung Un on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. Trump recently told a crowd that the two leaders ‘fell in love.’
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Meeting with heads of state has become routine for presidents, but Trump's way with words and gestures rattles many in the diplomatic community. The biggest concern is his sweet talk to dictators.
A mix of fats, such as those found in nuts, avocados, salmon and olives, could be healthy and more satisfying.
When did eating become so confusing? In the 1960s, studies began to show a link between heart disease and dietary fat, and fat was demonized. As it turns out, fat is nuanced and may not be so bad.
A small memorial for Srinivas Kuchibhotla outside Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas.
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Law enforcement officials aren't trained in recognizing hate crimes, leaving national numbers on these attacks unreliable.
T.M. Landry College Prep co-founders Tracey and Michael Landry have stepped down from the school’s board as authorities investigate a wide range of allegations against the school, from academic fraud to physical abuse.
T.M. Landry College Prep
T.M. Landry College Prep, facing allegations of abuse, is known for getting students from poor backgrounds into Ivy League schools. An education scholar says the school's focus was misplaced.
A sculpture of Meister Eckhart in Germany.
Meister Eckhart was a 14th-century Dominican friar, who gave sermons on the direct experience of God. His words are finding resonance among today’s spiritual seekers.
Team member Felix Knight looks through archives at the Church of Espiritu Santo in Havana, Cuba.
The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans in the Americas.
Una vez que la gente llegue allí, Marte se contaminará con vida terrestre.
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¿Por qué los humanos estamos dispuestos a pasar por alto el riesgo que supone para la vida marciana la exploración y colonización del planeta rojo?
Once people get there, Mars will be contaminated with Earth life.
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NASA's InSight Mars lander touches down Nov. 26, part of a careful robotic approach to exploring the red planet. But human exploration of Mars will inevitably introduce Earth life. Are you OK with that?
The split gill mushroom
Schizophyllum commune, a fungal species that includes more than 20,000 sexes.
There is more to sex than male and female. For some species there are hundreds and even thousands of sexes and mating types.
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Los psicólogos cognitivos conocen la forma en la que trabaja nuestra mente. No sólo no nos damos cuenta de los errores y la información que sabemos falsa, sino que también la recordamos como cierta.
Supply and demand are often out of sync in the drug industry.
Shortages and high prices are making pharmaceuticals, often including generics, out of reach for millions of Americans.
Some American Indian tribes, including the Navajo Nation, have moratoriums on genetic testing.
Why is Elizabeth Warren's DNA test so controversial with Native American groups? Two Indigenous geneticists explain the history and science behind the debate.
Mortality data show only the final result of opioid overdose, not why it happens.
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The toll of the opioid epidemic is often derived from toxicology reports. These rely on drug tests. A medical historian explains these tests and how they fall short of capturing why people are dying.
Three Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee listen to testimony in the Brett Kavanaugh assault allegation hearings, Sept. 27, 2018.
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The Kavanaugh hearings have brought sexual assault to the forefront. A just-published study suggests that bystanders can help prevent it.