A clapper rail with a fiddler crab in its bill.
Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.
Voting is well underway in many states. Here, an early voting station in Lincoln, R.I., Oct. 13, 2020.
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Experts explain five big threats to this year's election, from Russian interference to voter intimidation at the polls – plus some tips to make sure every vote is counted.
George Aubert rescues one of his chickens from rising floodwaters caused by Hurricane Matthew in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, in 2016.
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More than half the US production of broiler chickens is in states along the coast frequently struck by hurricanes.
Masks hide just part of how you communicate.
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In the age of masks, improve your interactions by using all aspects of human communication.
A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online.
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Fraudulent sites are easy to set up and it's easy to get fooled, according to a psychologist who has advice on how to check out online merchants.
When Hurricane Dorian, seen here from the International Space Station, stalled over the Bahamas in September 2019, its winds, rain and storm surge devastated the islands.
Hurricane stalling has become common over the past half-century, and their average forward speed has also slowed.
Encouraging students at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to vote in the midterm elections, Nov. 6, 2018.
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Researchers examined the voting behavior of 5,762 students at 120 colleges and universities. Two groups stood out as an untapped electoral resource – if the candidates can turn out Gen Z.
Life online isn’t ideal, but it is manageable.
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From setting passwords to cultivating patience, a mindful approach to virtual working, studying and socializing can make life online manageable.
Will ‘test-optional’ policies help or hurt college applicants?
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With more colleges and universities than ever making the SAT or ACT optional for admission, two scholars weigh in on what that means for students and their families.
Hurricanes Marco and Laura swept through the Gulf of Mexico just two days apart in August 2020.
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It's only happened twice since naming started in 1950, and there's an unusual twist to where many of the storms formed this year.
With its largely white and older workers, this poll site in Maine is typical of poll sites across the U.S.
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An army of mostly older, white volunteers run America's voting sites. They're reluctant to work during a pandemic. So new recruits are signing up to run the polls, for better and for worse.
Breaking down COVID-19 data into demographic groups helps scientists learn more about the virus.
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Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Patrons eat outside at a small cafe in West Reading, Pennsylvania, as the community begins to reopen.
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Local leaders and business owners have had to get creative to help their residents stay healthy and keep community economies going.
A salon owner scans a customer for fever before performing a service.
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'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.
Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators shooting tear gas next to St. John’s Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020 in Washington D.C., during a protest over the death of George Floyd.
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The chemical weapon, tear gas, was used in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Orlando and several other cities to control crowds protesting the death of George Floyd. But what is it? Does it cause harm?
How many times a day do you use soap?
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With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
Carbonation and flavors are all that go into most seltzers.
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Bubbly waters are becoming increasingly popular. While these carbonated, sometimes flavored beverages might cause slight harm to teeth, they are far better than soda. They might even be good for you.
Goggles let students visit college campuses without having to travel.
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Touring a college in person may be out of the question for a while due to COVID-19. Can virtual reality tours fill the void?
When you share information online, do it responsibly.
Here's what to watch out for, so you can protect yourself – and your social circles – from lies, half-truths and misleading spins on current events.
To understand the effects of a big die-off, researchers set up experiments with wild boar carcasses.
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Death is a natural part of ecosystems. But it's unusual for a large number of animals to all die at once. Researchers are investigating how a mass mortality event affects what's left afterwards.