There’s a lot of science behind the natural forces that let this guy work his magic at the beach.
From capillary forces to sand grain shape, the simple mix of sand and water hides the complexity within.
A dog in Paris has become the first case of a pet contracting monkeypox from its owners.
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The monkeypox virus can easily spread between humans and animals. A veterinary virologist explains how the virus could go from people to wild animals in the US – and why that could be a problem.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump rally in Bedminster, N.J., on Aug. 14, 2022.
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Threats to law enforcement have risen in the aftermath of the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Florida estate. Does ‘message laundering’ by top GOP figures have something to do with it?
Bumi dilihat dari misi bulan Apollo 8 pada 24 Desember 1968.
Bumi adalah planet yang tangguh, tetapi orang-orang mengubahnya dengan cara yang mungkin membutuhkan waktu berabad-abad untuk membalikkannya.
Fast-moving floodwater obliterated sections of major roads through Yellowstone National Park in 2022.
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Extreme downpours brought deadly flooding to the Appalachian region, just a few weeks after the destructive Yellowstone River flood.
Vladimir Putin speaks at a rally in Moscow in March 2022, according to this Kremlin image, with a banner that says “For the world without Nazism! For Russia!”
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For hundreds of years, Russia has elevated its political leaders as figureheads. That’s part of what makes its propaganda so convincing.
A family poses in front of their sod house in Custer County, Neb., in 1887.
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The ways Americans talk about firearms is full of contradictions, two communication scholars explain – and that powerfully shapes the country’s approach to gun policy.
Photographing a bear in Yellowstone National Park at a distance the National Park Service calls safe – at least 100 yards from a predator.
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The recent goring of a tourist who approached within 10 feet of a bison in Yellowstone National Park is a reminder that wild animals can be dangerous and people should keep safe distances.
Meteorologist Todd Dankers monitors weather patterns in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 24, 2018.
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Would you trust a weather forecast made by a machine that had learned how weather systems behaved by reviewing thousands of past weather maps?
The threat of expensive payouts may already be having an effect.
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A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Colorado River water flows through a canal that feeds farms in Casa Grande, Ariz., on July 22, 2021.
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Agreements negotiated a century ago to share water on Western rivers among states are showing their age in a time of water scarcity.
Sampling wastewater can be time-intensive.
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Over 800 sites across the US report coronavirus data from sewage to the CDC. Here’s how this kind of surveillance system works and what it can and can’t tell you.
Could the former tweeter-in-chief make a Twitter comeback?
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Analysis of Trump’s post-Twitter communications suggest that the former president has not moderated his messaging style. So what does that mean if he were to go back on Twitter?
One form of domestic abuse involves a parent breaking their child’s connection with the other parent.
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Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
French voters face a stark choice at the polls, but many are saying ‘non’ to both candidates.
It is now up to individuals whether to wear masks in airports and other mass transit areas.
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Despite the halt to the federal mask mandate for mass transit, people may still choose to protect themselves. For those who do, the type of mask and how well it fits matter.
Eight countries with territory in the Arctic make up the Arctic Council.
The Arctic Council was the world’s primary forum for cooperation among the eight Arctic nations and a channel for diplomacy – until Russia launched a war.
The Earth viewed from the Apollo 8 lunar mission on Dec. 24, 1968.
The Earth is a resilient planet, but people are altering it in ways that may take centuries to reverse.
Confession, circa 1460/1470. Artist unknown.
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Churches’ struggles to respond to the plague and constant warfare in the 14th and 15th centuries helped shape the kinds of Christianity in the world today.
Helping forge a post-Cold War identity for the United States.
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A memorial took place on April 27, 2022 for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who died in March at age 84. Many of the foreign policy concepts she helped bring to the post-Cold War world remain.