During ice ages, ice sheets like the one in Greenland have covered much of Earth’s surface.
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The Earth has had at least five major ice ages, and humans showed up in time for the most recent one. In fact, we’re still in it.
Temporary security fencing surrounds the U.S. Supreme Court building, ahead of its decision on abortion.
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State supreme courts have a relatively low profile in the US. That’s going to change now that they will be under political pressure to decide whether abortion is protected in state constitutions.
In this photo from 2016, students pass through a security checkpoint at William Hackett Middle School in Albany, N.Y., with guards, bag inspections and a metal detector.
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Surveillance cameras, metal detectors, door-locking systems and armed guards have not prevented school shootings. A school safety scholar examines other possible approaches.
Evidence-based and easy to read are two important criteria.
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Being a parent can be tricky, and many turn to parenting guides for help in figuring out what to do. Two human development scholars have tips for picking a book that will be useful for you.
A sign reading ‘Putin, murderer’ is shown during a protest in Krakow, Poland, on May 8, 2022.
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Prosecuting a leader like Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes is difficult. But the trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the early 2000s offers a potential playbook.
A farmer spreads fertilizer on a field in Berks County, Pa.
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Farmers are contending with huge spikes in fertilizer prices. The Biden administration is paying US companies to boost synthetic fertilizer production, but there are other, more sustainable options.
While resurrecting dinosaurs may not be on the docket just yet, gene drives have the power to alter entire species.
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As genetic engineering and DNA manipulation tools like CRISPR continue to advance, the distinction between what science ‘could’ and ‘should’ do becomes murkier.
Upaya untuk mengurangi ketegangan antara Korea, seperti KTT antar-Korea 2018, sering menjadi sasaran kampanye disinformasi di Korea Selatan.
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Disinformasi sedang diprivatisasi di seluruh dunia. Industri baru ini dibangun di atas kerjasama berbahaya dari tenaga kerja murah, algoritme teknologi tinggi, dan narasi nasional yang emosional.
There is a U.S. flag on the Moon, but in the future, countries may start to turn access to the Moon and asteroids into serious wealth.
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Current trends suggest that powerful nations are defining the rules of resource use in space and satellite access in ways that will make it hard for developing nations to ever catch up.
The Minneapolis public school system helped to musically educate artists like Prince, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
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Music education in Minneapolis public schools stood out as one of the best and gave rise to the city’s music scene that helped propel Prince to fame, a scholar writes.
Evidence shows that students are being arrested for minor misbehavior.
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School districts across the nation are wrestling with whether to have police officers on school grounds.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill lights candles during the Orthodox Easter service in Moscow.
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on the views of the Russian Orthodox Church. A scholar of Russian religion explains the structure and history of Orthodox Christianity.
Census takers went door to door in 2020, as in past years, seeking to make the count as accurate as possible.
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When the Census Bureau’s count of the population is inaccurate, it affects representation and government spending. Correcting errors isn’t always allowed.
In ‘Minx,’ a young feminist teams up with a pornographer to launch an erotic magazine with male nude centerfolds.
Often described as a sign of progressivism and gender equality, they’re neither.
Poetry can be a way for people to come together.
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Poetry can unite people when all seems lost. The Conversation US has pulled together four articles from its archives that speak on the power of poetry.
Una estátua conmemora la hambruna en la que murieron millones de ucranianos.
A statue of a girl during the Ukrainian famine, in which someone has placed wheat and flowers.
Ucrania, una vez conocida como el granero de Europa, sufrió una hambruna terrible bajo Stalin. Este desastre, entre otros, perjudica las relaciones modernas entre los dos países vecinos.
A skateboarder attempts a jump.
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The ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ are embracing different forms of spirituality – skateboarding may be one of them.
A protest outside the Russian Embassy on Feb. 22, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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The crisis between Russia and Ukraine began with Russian objections to potential Ukrainian membership in NATO. Now it’s clear that Vladimir Putin really wants something else.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, right, signed decrees recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics on February 21, 2022.
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Russia sent troops to two Moscow-allied breakaway regions in Ukraine, after President Vladimir Putin recognized the regions’ independence. Five stories provide background to the growing conflict.
Sergei Magnitsky’s legacy lives on through sanctions in his name.
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Named after a tax expert who died in police custody after uncovering fraud by Russian officials, Magnitsky sanctions target individuals accused of human rights violations.