River erosion in Bangladesh, Sept. 12, 2019.
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Bangladesh is on the front lines of climate change, but factors including money, gender and religion make some Bangladeshis much more vulnerable than others. Can it find inclusive ways to cope?
Sheep grazing on BLM land near Shoshone, Idaho.
Do public lands in the West belong to Westerners, or all Americans? Moving a federal agency's headquarters from Washington, DC to Colorado is the latest skirmish in a longtime struggle.
Moths flutter toward light at night, but why?
Moths and insects cluster around lights at night. Why?
The U.S. pays billions to maintain military bases in Japan and South Korea.
The Trump administration is demanding that Japan and South Korea pay more for hosting U.S. troops.
Suis-je le consommateur ou le produit ? Quels sont mes biais personnels ? Les jeunes doivent apprendre à s'interroger ainsi face lorsqu'ils naviguent sur Internet.
Les jeunes ne peuvent départager faits et fiction, recouper les messages qui leur parviennent que s’ils comprennent comment l’on produit et vend l’information dans un monde numérique.
News literacy involves understanding how news filters into the public domain.
The effective teaching of news literacy needs to go beyond simple fact-checking, a journalism professor argues.
A cyclist in San Bernadino National Forest, where e-bikes were previously banned.
The Trump administration has moved to allow electric bikes on all federally owned trails where normal bikes are allowed. A public lands scholar weighs in on the issues this could cause.
Hummingbirds flap their wings 800 times per minute.
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How do hummingbirds drink sugary nectar and not get sick? Don't they need a balanced diet to stay healthy? Do they eat anything else?
Freshly harvested organic foods such as these radishes may seem to be healthier, but it is difficult to say for sure.
Because of the way scientific studies are conducted, it's been hard to health benefits from eating organic food. A new study suggests, however, that there are ways to find out.
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter spoke at a Northern Virginia high school about civil service changes underway.
AP Photo/Jeff Taylor
It's dismantling the Office of Personnel Management and relocating hundreds of USDA research jobs on short notice.
Companies use data to make a portrait of their users.
Big tech companies compete over who can gather the most intelligence on their users. Countries like Russia and China turn this information against their citizens.
Technology can significantly improve governments’ surveillance abilities.
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
Activists hold demonstrating against the church’s sacking of priests over alleged homosexuality.
Pope Francis has discouraged homosexual men from entering priesthood. Prior to the 12th century, even celebrated priests could write about same-sex desires and the church paid little attention.
What makes more sense: Sending a human or a robot to Mars?
As commercial spaceflight companies lower the cost of reaching space, nations can launch more missions. But while astronauts are great for whipping up enthusiasm, is a manned mission worth the cost?
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro created a new cryptocurrency called the ‘Petro’ to combat hyperinflation.
Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
When an elected leader turns autocratic, the economy tends to suffer. That's because, in a functioning democracy, economic policy is made jointly, with lawmakers playing a key role.
Female sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming.
The Interior Department is expanding oil and gas leasing on land in six western states that is vital habitat for the greater sage grouse. Lawsuits are certain to follow.
President Donald Trump.
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President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country's crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Cartel electoral en español.
La ley estadounidense protege a las minorías lingüísticas y requiere que se ofrecen herramientas para el voto en lenguas extranjeras. Este año los latinos de Lincoln, Idaho, ejecieron este derecho.
Voting sign in Spanish.
The Voting Rights Act offers language assistance for voters with limited English proficiency. What can we learn from an Idaho county's experience offering foreign-language ballots?
In 1968 the Protestant Left lost its political clout over their opposition to the Vietnam War – and opened the door for the rise of the modern Religious Right.