A lithograph from Gaston Tissandier’s balloon travels depicts falling stars.
Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.
The Waskom City Council passed a sanctuary city ordinance in June 2019.
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Sanctuaries that protect everything from gun rights to the unborn are popping up across the country. They challenge federal law and the shared understanding of its power and role in the US.
The remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer captures images of a newly discovered hydrothermal vent field in the western Pacific.
In some places, the ocean is almost 7 miles deep. Scientists exploring the ocean floor have found strange sea creatures, bizarre geologic formations and records of Earth's history.
Cars sit submerged in water from Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas.
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The usual way we calculate the economic damage of natural disasters underestimates their true toll – which is key to understanding the costs of climate change.
The New IRA apologized for killing investigative journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Derry.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
Hujan meteor Geminid dilihat dari bawah, pada sebuah malam di bulan Desember di Virginia.
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Setiap harinya, sekitar 50 ton bebatuan dari ruang angkasa jatuh ke Bumi. Sebuah pengujian terhadap meteorit-meteorit ini menginspirasi sebuah teori baru mengenai bagaimana bebatuan ini terbentuk.
Sluggish jobs growth may compel Federal Reserve Board Chair Powell to take action.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
Geminid meteors shower downward on a December night in a remote part of Virginia.
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Every day about 50 tons of rocks from space fall on Earth. An examination of these meteorites has inspired a new theory about how exactly these rocks formed.
At a 2016 Trump rally, a man holds up a sign, ‘Islamophobia is not the answer.’
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Crime related to Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have shown an increase in recent years. An expert explains that American antagonism toward Islamic and Jewish traditions goes back nearly 500 years
Hurricane Michael reportedly caused an estimated $25 billion in damage. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.
With hurricane season comes the usual efforts by insurance companies and government agencies to calculate the economic costs. An economist explains how they're doing it wrong.
The research vessel must dodge dangerous icebergs as it drills for sediment core samples.
A paleooceanographer describes her ninth sea expedition, this time retrieving cylindrical 'cores' of the sediment and rock that's as much as two miles down at the ocean floor.
A scene from playwright Roy Williams’ modern adaptation of Antigone for the Pilot Theatre.
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A play written in the fifth century B.C. mirrors America's current disunion: Political and moral views are framed in terms of a fight between patriot and traitor, law and conscience, and chaos and order.
The Constitution is interpreted differently by the alt-right.
The growing number of self-taught, right-wing experts on the Constitution believe not only in the rights of white people, but have a comprehensive – if not comprehensible – view of the Constitution.
A snippet of ‘Arithmetica,’ from Diophantus.
Mathematicians have known how to solve something called an S-unit equation for several years. However, the process is so convoluted that few can actually use it to tackle their problems.
Metropolitan Epiphanius, head of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which is newly independent of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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Ukraine's Orthodox Church recently broke off from Russia. This dispute has a history that goes back to medieval Christianity, and continues to shape modern-day politics.
Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Jack, a lamplighter, in the sequel to the original 1964 film.
The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
Screen shot of Beto O'Rourke’s Facebook ad, 2018.
Health care dominated 2018's political ads. Digital advertising grew, but hasn't yet killed TV's share. And dark money favored Democrats, say scholars studying the volume and content of campaign ads.
Do events like the Global Action Climate Summit raise the profile of politicians like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio?
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Big city mayors with serious commitments to limiting greenhouse gases did well at the polls on Tuesday.
El buque de perforación científica JOIDES Resolution llega a Honolulu después de una exitosa campaña.
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El suelo oceánico contiene información única sobre la historia de la Tierra. Las perforaciones científicas en los océanos, que comenzaron hace 50 años, han permitido comprender mejor el cambio climático, los riesgos geológicos y las condiciones clave para la vida.
The scientific drilling ship JOIDES Resolution arrives in Honolulu after successful sea trials and testing of scientific and drilling equipment.
The ocean floor holds unique information about Earth's history. Scientific ocean drilling, which started 50 years ago, has yielded insights into climate change, geohazards and the key conditions for life.