The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department shut off water to thousands of homes after the city declared bankruptcy in 2013.
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Detroit residents with past-due bills are facing water shut-offs again after a reprieve during COVID-19. At the same time, providers are also raising rates.
Shoppers are looking for value this holiday season.
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With the state of the economy unclear, shoppers seem hesitant to get too festive, too fast.
The AI most likely to cause you harm is not some malevolent superintelligence, but the loan algorithm at your bank.
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The explosion of generative AI tools like ChatGPT and fears about where the technology might be headed distract from the many ways AI affects people every day – for better and worse.
“Goodbye” is the name of a new PSA that seeks to show the impact of gun violence.
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The US attorney for the District of Maryland recently released a PSA to help stem the tide of violence in the state. But will it work?
Teachers had more negative comments about Black boys than they did about other groups.
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Teachers use tougher language when describing the misbehavior of Black children, new research shows.
The Biden administration rolled out an executive order on AI that contains a mix of rules, guidelines and priorities.
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In the absence of comprehensive AI regulation from Congress, the executive branch is building on its previous efforts to address AI harms.
Cancer cells don’t follow the typical rules that allow a multicellular collective to function.
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From math to evolutionary game theory, looking at cancer through different lenses can offer further insights on how to approach treatment resistance, metastasis and health disparities.
Courts have held that reciting the pledge in schools is constitutional.
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Does Louisiana’s requirement for public schools to post ‘In God We Trust’ in all classrooms violate the doctrine of separation of church and state? A legal scholar weighs in.
Comet Hale-Bopp was visible from Earth in 1997.
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There’s a flurry of excitement every time a comet comes into view from Earth. But what are these celestial objects, and where do they come from?
An ayahuasca ceremony at a Hummingbird Church in Hildale, Utah, in 2022.
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A scholar who studies alternative expressions of spirituality visited secular, atheist and psychedelic churches and interacted with attendees. Here is what he found.
George De Hevesy working in his lab at Stockholm University in 1944.
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Some Nobel Prize-winning ideas originate in strange places, but still go on to revolutionize the scientific field. George de Hevesy’s research on radioactive tracers is one such example.
Peningkatan jumlah jurnal predator di dunia akademis menantang para peneliti untuk menentukan publikasi mana yang sah.
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Dalam beberapa kasus, sulit bagi akademisi untuk mengetahui jurnal mana yang tidak kredibel – sementara di sisi lain, mereka mendapat tekanan untuk segera menerbitkan jurnal.
UAW members and leaders march in Detroit on Sept. 15, 2023 – the first day of the union’s strike.
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Building an auto industry for the future that serves the needs of workers, companies and consumers alike will require innovative partnerships between the union and management.
There is a rising number of predatory journals in academia, challenging scholars to determine which publications are legitimate.
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In some cases, it can be difficult for academics to know which journals are not credible – but other times, people feel pressure to publish in these publications.
President Joe Biden eats an ice cream cone at a Baskin-Robbins in Portland, Ore., in October 2022.
When politicians talk more about their personal lives and less about politics, it makes people from the opposing side of the political line see them as people and like them more.
Identifying the commonalities between cardiovascular disease and cancer could lead to improved treatments for both.
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Cardiovascular disease and cancer share many parallels in their origins and how they develop. Nanoparticles offer one potential way to effectively treat both with reduced side effects.
An artist’s vision of a future underwater Lima, Peru, graces the cover of the short story collection ‘Llaqtamasi.’
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In the Global South, a group of writers are rejecting the norms of science fiction and commenting on the future in a way that embraces Indigenous culture.
Eight GOP candidates for president after they entered the debate hall in Milwaukee on Aug. 23, 2023.
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From immigration and federal spending to Ukraine and the state of American schools, eight GOP presidential candidates had a lot to say.
A cup of coffee might provide you some pep, but it won’t fully make up for lost sleep.
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While a cup of joe or a brief nap during an all-nighter might help you feel a little more alert, it won’t offset cognitive impairments from sleep deprivation when you’re performing complex tasks.
If you’re going to write to your legislator, do your homework on the issues.
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You can affect how legislators vote, but you can’t just fire off a nasty email and expect them to listen to you.