In general, the larger the tree, the more carbon it stores.
The neighbourhood a child grows up in may influence their health for years to come by changing the activity of their genes.
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This decades-long study found that living in poorer communities changes how genes are regulated.
Oceans are teeming with life and are connected to society through history and culture, shipping and economic activity, geopolitics and recreation.
International law does not meaningfully address biodiversity conservation in the high seas. We risk losing marine species before we have a chance to identify and understand them.
Artisanal small-scale gold mining polluted this stream and deforested sections of the Madre de Dios area of Peru.
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Small-scale gold mining operations in developing countries are major sources of toxic mercury pollution, using techniques that haven't changed much since the California Gold Rush 150 years ago.
Surprise medical bills are the scourge of patients.
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When you receive a medical bill you didn't expect – even though you're insured. And it's still happening, even in time of COVID-19.
The courts are sheltering in place too.
The bankruptcy system has always been difficult to navigate, especially for minorities and other vulnerable groups. The pandemic is making it a lot harder.
One of the President’s moves in health care had surprising results.
The idea, says our experts, was to shut down Obamacare. But it didn't work out that way. This could take on more importance as the number of uninsured swells due to coronavirus.
A diamond wholesaler displays two three-carat diamonds in Manhattan’s Diamond District.
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Surrounded by skyscrapers and high-end boutiques, 47th Street continues to operate like an Old World bazaar, with million-dollar deals sealed by handshakes and insured by a family's reputation.
Bay Yoda: the Child in the Star Wars television series was designed to appeal to our cuteness receptors.
As his Star Wars television character enjoys a social media moment, Baby Yoda is creating massive marketing clout that will benefit his Disney masters.
Land Protectors Jenelle Duval, Susan Oralik, Vicki Allen and Amelia Reimer (left to right) look on as Denise Cole beats the drum on the steps of the Confederation Building in St. John’s on Tuesday, Oct.25, 2016 during a Muskrat Falls demonstration.
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A $12.7 billion investment in hydroelectricity has put Canada's economic welfare and its moral credibility on the line.
Fish for sale in a Dakar, Senegal.
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Small-scale fisheries buffer poverty and hunger in coastal countries.
You might switch on friends to switch off – but it can teach you how to be a better manager.
Friends started airing 25 years ago this week. You might think of it as just a nostalgic sitcom: but it actually has a lot to teach us about how to be a good manager.
Des sandales de jeunes filles sont éparpillées devant l'université technique et scientifique pour filles, Dapchi, Nigeria, 22 février 2018, après un rapt et raid d'un groupe dirigé par Boko Haram.
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Et si Boko Haram puisait sa violence non pas dans le terrorisme islamique contemporain mais dans une histoire régionale meurtrière qui a eu un écho puissant au tout début du XXᵉ siècle ?
Space suits from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in LA.
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Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Delicious, nutritious… and emissions-intensive.
Most consumers underestimate the greenhouse emissions associated with different foods. But environmental labels, similar to existing nutrition information, can help us make lower-impact choices.
Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to own a house, have a bank account and have a job that offers health insurance.
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
Researchers are developing treatments for blindness caused by neurodegeneration.
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A new type of drug blocks the destruction of neurons in the eye, preventing blindness. The researchers hope that the same therapy can be applied to other common neurodegenerative diseases.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
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Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
A polling station in Texas.
While the US sends observers around the world to monitor elections, few will be present during the 2018 midterms in the US.
First-generation college students face uneven prospects well after college.
First-generation college students earn substantially less than their peers whose parents went to college, new research shows.