Play is especially important during the summer months, when kids tend to be less active.
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Public and community health experts highlight four ways that communities can collaborate to encourage physical activity and fun.
The are massive numbers of bird species named after European surnames.
Ecology is dominated by colonial notions and knowledge that doesn’t consider local knowledge. This needs to change.
New research suggests that Venus’ crust is broken into large blocks – the dark reddish–purple areas – that are surrounded by belts of tectonic structures shown in lighter yellow–red.
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Researchers used decades-old radar data and found that some low-lying areas of Venus’ crust are moving and jostling. This evidence is some of the strongest yet of tectonic activity on Venus.
Eviction remains a threat for Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah.
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The plight of residents in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem highlights a history of Palestinians’ claims to land being ignored, argues a scholar of the Ottoman Empire.
Two new NASA missions hope to answer important questions about Venus’ past.
Two new NASA missions – VERITAS and DAVINCI+ – are headed to Venus. The missions will use radar and a probe to learn about Earth’s hard-to-study and potentially prophetic neighbor.
A big increase in use car prices drove the inflation rate higher in April.
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The average price of US goods and services surged in April, leading some to worry the economy is beginning to experience dangerously high levels of inflation. A scholar explains why that’s unlikely.
Discussing violence with children can be challenging for a parent.
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Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
For parents during the pandemic, juggling hasn’t been an option: It’s both work and family, all the time.
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Since the pandemic began, parents have had to negotiate their own workplace demands and other responsibilities with around-the-clock child care responsibilities.
Futures won’t affect whether there’s water in the hose.
The world’s first futures market for water launched in California in December. Two commodities experts explain how it works, what the potential problems are and why there’s no reason to freak out.
Joseph Kazibwe, with his wife Magere, listen to radio updates of the Uganda presidential election result in January 2021.
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For those keen to advance democracy and freedom in Uganda, the starting point is to take in the lessons of history.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol.
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Teachers shouldn’t avoid this topic, no matter how uncomfortable it might make them to discuss it with children and teens.
New mathematics have shown that lines of energy can be used to describe the universe.
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Field theory describes the universe as energy flowing along unending lines. With this perspective, it is possible to define a new fundamental building block of matter.
The Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square flooded during acqua alta – high tide – in Venice, Italy.
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With growing drought, rising seas and heavier storms, how do we protect Venice and other world treasures? The answer: creative, proactive measures that may alter them in important ways.
Firefighting foam left after a fire in Pennsylvania. These foams often contain PFAS chemicals that can contaminate water supplies.
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PFAS chemicals are toxic, widespread and persistent in the environment, and the federal government has been slow to regulate them. A scientist explains why evaluating them one by one isn’t working.
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.
A radar mosaic image of Venus.
News that Venus may harbor life has swept the globe. So how do we find out for sure? A planetary scientist explains what’s next.
Prices tend to go up over time.
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Inflation has been low, but if the Fed isn’t careful, keeping rates too low, too long could lead to runaway inflation.
New research aims to give phone companies tools to help curb robocalls.
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The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn’t abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.
Students’ positive attitudes toward conservative ideas are the same before and after four years of college.
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A survey examines how the college experience changes – or doesn't change – students' political views.
Cylinder seal (left) and modern impression (right) showing two people drinking beer through long straws. Khafajeh, Iraq (Early Dynastic period, c. 2600–2350 B.C.).
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Beer was extremely popular in ancient Mesopotamia. Sipped through straws, it differed from today’s beer and was enjoyed by people from all walks of life.