How much of your life is archived on Facebook?
Many people are feeling the urge to quit Facebook. It’s not hard to do, technically speaking. It’s a good idea, however, to pause first and look back on your digital memories.
Kekeringan menghambat ekspansi Kekaisaran Ottoman pada abad ke-16.
Kekeringan telah menjadi ancaman besar selama berabad-abad – memicu konflik dan migrasi sejak masa Kekaisaran Ottoman hingga Suriah di masa kini.
Some institutions publish information about their mishaps, while others do not.
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A centralized reporting system for laboratory incidents involving dangerous pathogens in biological research does not exist in the US or internationally.
Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated in many states across the U.S.
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A growing number of states are recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day on what has traditionally been Columbus Day. An education scholar weighs in on what this means for America’s schools.
The Earth’s weather and climate interactions form one of the most complex systems imaginable.
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Modern climate and weather models can predict what the weather will be next week and what the climate may be in 100 years. They would not exist without Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi.
In August 2021, comedian Greg Gutfeld’s weeknight talk show ‘Gutfeld!’ became the highest-rated late-night talk show in the U.S.
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Critics have long pooh-poohed conservative comics. But in today’s fragmented media environment, right-wing comedy has become both a moneymaker and a force in politics.
El vecindario de Manayunk en Philadelphia fue inundado por los restos del huracán Ida.
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Aumenta la evidencia de que, a medida que el clima se calienta, la cantidad de precipitación de las fuertes tormentas está aumentando, especialmente en el centro y este de Estados Unidos.
Parts of Lake Elsinore, California, were overrun with muddy floodwater after a storm hit the Holy Fire burn scar in 2018.
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An atmospheric scientist and sailplane pilot describes why large areas of burned land can produce clouds and rainstorms.
Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood was flooded by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
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Evidence is mounting that, as the climate warms, the amount of rain falling in heavy storms is increasing, especially in the central and eastern US.
For centuries, sailors have told tales of milky seas – huge swaths of ocean glowing on dark nights, seen in blue in this false–color satellite image.
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When conditions are just right in some parts of the Indian Ocean, a type of bacteria will multiply and start to glow. Satellites are helping scientists study these milky seas for the first time.
Studying trends in public adverse event reporting could help researchers address vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.
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Anti-vaccine activists are using the side effect reporting system to spread fear and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. But the database could also be used as a gauge for public concerns.
The Sun over Earth, seen from the International Space Station.
When heat in doesn’t equal heat out, Earth sees changes.
Walter Plywaski fought for atheists to be given citizenship rights.
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Polish-born Holocaust survivor paved the way for atheists to refuse pledge to God in citizenship oath. But discrimination against nonreligious Americans remains.
El lago Mead, que abastece a siete estados de Estados Unidos y dos de México, se está secando.
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Calor sin precedentes y lluvias insuficientes están secando las fuentes de agua compartidas por Estados Unidos y el norte de México.
In high alpine terrain, sun and dry air can turn snow straight into water vapor.
As rivers run dry in the Rocky Mountains and the West, it’s easy to wonder where all the snow you see on mountain peaks goes. Some of it ends up in the air, but researchers aren’t sure how much.
Evidence connects human-caused climate change to heat waves. Ties to some other extremes aren’t as clear cut.
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Not every extreme weather event is caused by climate change, but heat waves that were once ridiculously improbable are showing up more often. Just ask Portland.
Christian nationalists are pushing for ‘In God We Trust’ to be omnipresent.
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‘In God We Trust’ became the national motto of the US on July 30, 1956. Since then, it has been used to forward a conservative Christian agenda.
What are you looking at?
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Outdoor recreation is booming across the US, but research shows that the presence of humans – or the trails they hike and ski on – can have harmful effects on wildlife at less-than-close range.
It’s estimated that over one-third of all private companies require their employees to sign noncompete clauses.
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The president is asking the Federal Trade Commission to ban or limit their use as part of an executive order promoting competition.
Lake Mead, which serves seven U.S. states and three Mexican states, is drying up.
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Record heat and low rainfall are drying up water sources shared by the American Southwest and northern Mexico.