Despite stereotypes to the contrary, men can prefer close, one-on-one friendships.
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Psychology researchers have focused on the idea that people form friendships with those who are similar, familiar and nearby. But how do individual people pick those who will become their friends?
Jim Jordan, center, has been working feverishly to line up support for his speakership.
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In the 1850s, a fight over the speakership took nearly two months and 133 rounds of voting. But for nearly a century, the majority party in the House has unanimously supported its leader. No longer.
This age old question has been dubbed Olbers’ paradox.
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An astronomer explains why space looks so dark despite containing 200 billion trillion stars.
Kevin McCarthy, just before he was ousted as speaker of the House.
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Long gridlocked by fighting between the two major political parties, the US House is now split by conflict within the GOP, thanks in part to redistricting practices that boost extremism.
The movie ‘Barbie’ offers an example of what it takes for a revolution to launch.
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Before a revolution can take place, the oppressed first have to recognize that they actually do not have many rights.
Everyone is vulnerable to the ‘truth bias’ − even people paid to know better.
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Financial analysts have a gullibility problem − and the better their reputation, the worse it is.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
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An expert on Congress helps untangle the mess that is Kevin McCarthy’s life as speaker of the House right now.
Many of the people caught in the wildfire that swept through Paradise, Calif., in 2018 were older adults.
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Alarmingly, about half the people exposed to wildfires in Washington and Oregon were those least able to afford to protect their homes, evacuate safely and recover.
Invasive zebra mussels colonize a rock at Lewis and Clark Lake in Yankton, S.D.
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According to a new UN report, invasive species do more than US$423 billion in damage worldwide every year. Four articles explore examples, from mollusks to poisonous fish.
Alabama voters elected Sen. Tommy Tuberville on Nov. 3, 2020.
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The framers decided that members of both the House and Senate would be required to be “an inhabitant” of the state they represent.
Fires burn in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Aug. 8, 2023.
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Human exposure to wildfires in the US more than doubled in the past two decades. A climate scientist looks at who is at risk and why.
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power since 2003 and has tried to strengthen the executive branch during that time.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, and Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary, are two leaders who have consolidated power using a similar playbook.
Une famille du Nord de la Sibérie observe - et décide finalement de ne pas chasser - un bœuf musqué qui s'est égaré dans la région où elle vit.
Les savoirs écologiques traditionnels (SET) n’ont plus à prouver leur efficacité concernant par exemple la gestion des ressources naturelles ou la diplomatie climatique.
Smoke rises from a brush fire near Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles in 2007.
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Nearly 22 million people lived within 3 miles of a US wildfire in the past two decades. A new study tracking their locations flips the script on who is at risk.
Visitors at Sliding Rock, a popular cascade in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest.
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Crowding is increasingly affecting all kinds of public lands. Adjoining communities need to find ways to manage it, or risk harm to the attractions that make them a destination.
An Australian warship is seen off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 2018.
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Papua New Guinea’s relative proximity to both China and Australia could give the US a military advantage in the Pacific region.
Joe Biden doesn’t need to be popular to win the 2024 election – he just needs his opponent to be more unpopular.
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It doesn’t make for inspiring politics, but political scientists have determined that for candidates, it’s more valuable to have an unpopular opponent than to be personally popular yourself.
Fires are increasing in high mountain areas that rarely burned in the past.
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Fires here can affect meltwater timing and water quality, worsen erosion that triggers mudslides, and much more, as two scientists explain.
A voter casts his ballot at an early voting location in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 26, 2022.
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A loud chorus of Democrats – and some Republicans, too – has for years claimed gerrymandering is costing their party seats in Congress. Is it true?
Researchers discovered a way to turn superglue into strong, clear plastic that can be made into many shapes.
Researchers have developed a method for producing strong plastic materials by tweaking the chemical structure of superglue.