American mistletoe’s genus
Phoradendron means ‘thief of trees’ in Greek.
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This evergreen plant has some tricky ways to get ahead, but it’s a valuable part of the ecosystem.
Baby talk is cute when used with babies. But when adults converse with each other? Not so much.
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As many as two-thirds of couples do it.
Expanding access to broadband internet in rural communities has long been a challenge.
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States have widely different track records on expanding broadband internet access. Here are the ones that could struggle to handle the federal funds coming their way.
Studies show that spending more time on Instagram can lead to lower body satisfaction.
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Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.
Mikroba ada di mana-mana – dan tidak semuanya ramah.
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Para ilmuwan mempelajari patogen yang mematikan demi memfasilitasi dokter dengan alat guna mengobati orang yang sakit. Kuncinya adalah menjaga para peneliti dan semua orang di sekitar mereka aman.
The consensus-based nature of the UN climate change summits means any single country with a significant fossil fuel interest can either weaken or sink an otherwise stronger multilateral agreement.
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The recent climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that climate change deniers have shifted their tactics to thwart the efforts of countries to phase out fossil fuel use.
Obesity intervention programs tend to focus on healthy food and physical activity. But is that enough?
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A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.
In some drought-stricken parts of the Southwest, water arrives by truck.
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Cities and farmers in the Southwest are resorting to unsustainable strategies to pull in more water. Iran has tried many of these strategies and shows how they can go wrong.
Colleges that let their athletes use their school brand for paid endorsements may appeal more to new recruits.
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A sports management scholar weighs in on whether college athletes can appear in their school’s swag while promoting various products.
NBA star LaMelo Ball stirred controversy recently with comments that school doesn’t hold much value for superstar athletes.
NBA star LaMelo Ball told GQ magazine that star athletes who want to play in the NBA ‘don’t need school.’ Was he right or wrong? And why?
Studying trends in public adverse event reporting could help researchers address vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.
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Anti-vaccine activists are using the side effect reporting system to spread fear and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. But the database could also be used as a gauge for public concerns.
A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
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Children are not routinely being snatched from pizza parlors and sold into sexual slavery. Sex trafficking more often looks like ‘vulnerable people struggling to survive’ through sex.
Gravity feels like it’s pulling everything toward Earth, but why?
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Gravity is something every person on Earth intuitively understands: It is what keeps you on the ground. But how come gravity pulls down, rather than pushes up? Einstein came up with the answer.
The collapse of Champlain Towers is one of the worst building failures in recent memory.
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Investigators are searching for what caused the tall apartment building near Miami to suddenly fail. What they find could lead to changes in building codes.
New processed food products might contain what would otherwise be waste from other foods.
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The cost of food that gets trashed anywhere between the farm and your plate is hundreds of billions of dollars a year in just the US. But a lot can be salvaged as ingredients for other food products.
Reading diverse books can help young adults understand conversations around race better.
While teachers are under increased pressure to tread carefully in the classroom on issues of race, books that deal with themes of racism can offer a way forward.
Microbes are everywhere – and they aren’t all friendly.
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Scientists get up close and personal with deadly pathogens to give doctors the tools they need to treat people sickened by germs. The key is keeping the researchers – and everyone around them – safe.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
There’s virtually no association between self-esteem and sexual behavior.
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A new study finds that women are just as likely as men to assume something’s wrong with a woman who decides she wants to sleep with a handful of partners.
People who dine out after the CDC recently changed mask guidelines are counting on the honor system.
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Some vaccinated people will still be wearing masks to protect themselves from people who may not be vaccinated or wearing masks.