Industrial facilities like this oil refinery in Anacortes, Washington are significant air pollution sources.
An air pollution expert with years of experience advising federal regulators describes how the Trump administration is speeding up reviews and reducing scientific input.
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.
Many pollsters have been asked to explain why they didn’t better predict the 2016 election.
When political polls are aggregated together, that can make the results misleading.
An inch-long bloodsucker on the hunt for a meal.
Yes, giant mosquitoes are a thing. They're specialized to wait out the dry times only to emerge from their eggs when high water provides the perfect larval environment.
Research is finding better ways to make batteries both big and small.
Is it too much to dream of batteries that are part of the structure of an item, helping to shape the form of a smartphone, car or building while also powering its functions?
Scenes from ‘Grease 2’ that may have garnered laughs in the 1980s are cringe-worthy by today’s standards.
'Grease 2' – which, according to Kavanaugh's calendar, he saw on June 16, 1982 – is an example of the brand of entitled masculinity that appeared in the era's teen flicks.
Even privately run colleges and universities get money from the federal government.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Luvia Hernández Gómez, a la derecha, recibe un estipendio mensual del gobierno mexicano por cuidar a su sobrina, al centro, e hija, a la izquierda.
México les da a las madres pobres y sin trabajo hasta US$147 por mes para alimentar y educar a sus hijos. Pero ese dinero puede sobrecargar a las mujeres y beneficiar a sus maridos.
Luvia Hernandez Gomez, right, receives a monthly stipend from the Mexican government to help take care of her niece, center, and daughter, left.
Mexico gives poor, jobless moms up to $147 a month to feed and educate their kids. But money with strings attached may actually overburden women while freeing up their husbands' time and money.
Dejémosla en paz.
Es difícil que este insecto le perjudique y fácil que su presencia le beneficie, según explica un experto entomólogo.
¿Las batas de laboratorio pueden hacer que los niños tengan más ganas de ser científicos?
Para que los más jóvenes se vean a sí mismos como futuros científicos, los investigadores argumentan que ayuda vestirles con una bata de laboratorio.
Elle vient en paix.
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A retail street in Facebook’s proposed Willow Campus.
Facebook will build a village with housing and amenities in Silicon Valley, a new version of old, unsuccessful ideas of company towns and utopian communities. Will Facebook's town face the same fate?
Can lab coats lead kids to feel more like a scientist?
In order to get more young people to see themselves as future scientists, researchers argue that it helps to outfit the students with a simple article of clothing: a lab coat.
President Donald Trump with televangelist Rev. Pat Robertson.
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In recent years, Christian television has moved into news and politics. A scholar explains its impact on beliefs and on politics.
Everyone needs to eat their veggies.
Accounting for grocery prices and the effort eating home-prepared meals requires, the benefits commonly called food stamps fall far short of paying enough for the poor to eat right.
He comes in peace.
This Speed Read makes the case why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
Most science teachers spend $450 on lab materials their students wouldn’t otherwise have.
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Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s dream – which alternated between shattered and hopeful – can be traced back to Hughes’ poetry.
In order to avoid being labeled a communist sympathizer, King needed to publicly distance himself from the controversial poet. Privately, King found ways to channel Hughes' prose.
Nikolas Cruz, who was charged with 17 counts of murder in the Parkland school shooting, in February 2018.
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After mass shootings, a cry for mandated treatment of people with mental illness often arises. Doing so, however, is unlikely to curb gun violence.