Fringe groups have long understood that capturing the public’s attention is the best way to spread their views.
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For many extremist groups, a primary goal is to spread their ideology. Costumes and uniforms – even ridiculous ones – are a form of spectacle that can garner attention and interest.
It is very difficult to estimate the size of the crowd that stormed Capital Hill because there is no aerial imagery.
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A professor of journalism explains why you should be skeptical of any numbers that you see over the next few days.
Stocking the haypile.
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Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They've been called a climate change poster species, but they're more adaptable than many people think.
Attendees chant during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
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A sense – or fear – of victimhood pervades contemporary white supremacy from the extreme to the mainstream.
Federal government agencies, from the Treasury Department to the National Nuclear Security Administration, have been compromised by the attack.
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Cyberwarfare is more like cancer than bombs and bullets. Cybersecurity experts are just beginning to make their diagnosis of the Sunburst hack.
Superstition or wishful thinking could trick you into thinking you saw one of these mythical creatures.
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Mermaids are not real, but are meaningful to people around the world.
An annual tradition or a national embarrassment.
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The annual Dec. 5 tradition sees performers don blackface and afro wigs. But a growing number of Dutch citizens believe it's time to wave goodbye to Black Pete.
Cellular networks have improved rapidly over the last few decades.
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A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today's 5G networks.
These beautiful curves hold the key to a simple way to vary the stiffness of robotic grippers.
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Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
The convenience of distance learning at for-profit colleges has contributed to their rising enrollment.
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For-profit colleges' heavy investment in distance learning has led to a 3% increase in enrollment during the pandemic.
Democrats needed to net three seats to win control of the Senate.
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Were GOP incumbents able to rely on their rural supporters to fend off Democrats' growing strength in the suburbs?
The Supreme Court will soon add another originalist to its ranks if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed.
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The judicial theory has been a major talking point during the past three Supreme Court nominations. But what does it actually mean?
A computer illustration of a cross-section of a mitochondrion and its internal structure with DNA (gray), ribosomes (light green), granules (yellow) and ATP synthase particles (light blue).
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The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett has implications for how assisted reproductive technologies, which can prevent the transmission of disease from parents to child, are regulated.
Police officers push back demonstrators next to St. John’s Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020 in Washington D.C.
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Demonstrations by Macedonian villagers in the 1980s, which helped spark the end of Communist rule in the former Yugoslavia, hold vital lessons for Americans peacefully protesting for police reform.
The 9-member Chase Court in 1867, dominated by Northern Republicans.
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In the 1860's, the Supreme Court was a 'partisan creature' and President Lincoln and the Republican Party remade it so that it reflected the party's priorities.
‘Euphoria’ is one of many premium cable TV shows to feature an abundance of prosthetic penises.
Directors and audiences are becoming more comfortable with male frontal nudity. But what message does it send when almost all of the penises shown aren't real?
Taking a peek, but probably not seeing a future career.
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At age 7, Black, white and Hispanic children have a similar opinion of the police. But this increasingly turns negative by the time they are teenagers, especially for nonwhite teens.
Traditional dancers celebrate Hari Raya, the end of Ramadan.
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Hope – tied to action – can be a powerful catalyst for success.
Efforts to build wealth for Black Americans could focus on property ownership.
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Some calls to resolve racial inequities in the US have raised an idea with roots more than a century old: community land trusts to assemble property for the benefit of Black Americans.
Rapid loss of species like these Spix’s macaws, considered extinct in the wild, may represent the sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history.
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A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.