Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the solar system and is home to a potentially habitable planet.
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Astronomers just measured the largest flare ever from Proxima Centauri, humanity's closest neighboring star. These flares could be bad news for life trying to develop on a planet orbiting the star.
Misinformation and lack of information during the pandemic have made it even harder for people to assess risk.
People have a hard time assessing risk in the best of times. Adding a world-changing pandemic with evolving and sometimes conflicting information has made personal risk assessment much harder.
A woman reacts to the news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd.
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Scholars of policing, law, race and Minnesota history explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.
Recent college graduates owed an average of nearly $30,000 in student loans in 2019.
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Student loan debt can affect not only the financial health of recent grads but also their mental and emotional health. Three scholars weigh in on the greater costs student loans can have on borrowers.
Eight out of 10 Asian American youths reported being bullied and harassed during the pandemic.
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Asian Americans are more likely to participate in remote learning than other racial groups, federal data show. To understand why, three experts weigh in.
No dejes que historias intrigantes te engañen sobre sirenas y otras criaturas divertidas pero inventadas, como Pie Grande o el monstruo del lago Ness.
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El hecho de que las sirenas no sean reales no significa que no sean significativas.
Schools that build trust with their communities can reduce fears surrounding reopening.
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With distrust for school officials prevalent during the pandemic, an educational historian calls attention to the need for officials to have more positive relations with educators and parents.
NFTs can be used to prove who created and who owns digital items like these images by the artist Beeple shown at an exhibition in Beijing.
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NFTs are made the same way as crypto coins, but where every crypto coin is like every other, each NFT is a unique digital item – from images to sound files to text.
A Cherokee Census card from 1904.
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When the Cherokee Supreme Court ruled that tribal elected officials no longer had to be Cherokee "by blood," it was the latest chapter in a long-running fight over who controls tribal citizenship.
Esther Song tears up as she attends a community rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence and racist attitudes, in Los Angeles in February 2021.
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US culture has long represented Asian American women as sexually seductive – showing how victims' gender and race cannot be separated when attacked by white male violence.
The celebration of Nowruz in Tehran in 2014.
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The Iranian new year, Nowruz, being celebrated on March 20, is a time to forgive, heal and live in harmony with the Earth.
It’s not a stretch to say asymptomatic spreaders unwittingly engage in zombielike behaviors.
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SARS-CoV-2 is much like a zombie virus. It interferes with normal sickness behavior and blocks pain, turning its victims into unsick spreaders of the virus.
Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams.
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Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
Women journalists who engage with their audience often experience harassment and ugly comments.
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News organizations are in low repute. To enhance their credibility, they've encouraged interaction between their journalists and audience members. Is that the best way to build the public's trust?
The big question looming over QAnon: What happens after March 4?
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Donald Trump didn't make a triumphant return on Jan. 20 and is unlikely to on March 4. How a 19th-century religion dealt with a similar disappointment may give clues on how QAnon supporters may react.
Students at Georgetown University protest in 2019, demanding the school make amends for its history with reparations.
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Are reparations for slavery enough for colleges to make amends? A scholar argues that access and student loan debt must also be addressed.
Women form a human chain on Feb. 14 in central Moscow to support jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, his wife Yulia Navalnaya and other political prisoners.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has proved himself to be a master at summoning citizens to protest government abuses. The very words he chooses to use are part of his power.
Bacteriophage (yellow) are viruses that infect and destroy bacteria (blue).
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As the world has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, other microbial foes are waging war on humans. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a growing threat. But viruses may defeat them.
‘Hey everybody, there’s big news happening over here!’
‘Halo semuanya, ada berita besar yang sedang terjadi di sini!’
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Gonggonggan anjing menyampaikan banyak hal tentang apa yang mereka rasakan.
The National Guard joined forces with FEMA to launch a mass vaccination site in Los Angeles.
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Developing a national disaster response plan for the pandemic was only step one.