Wilma Mankiller served in the top leadership role of the Cherokee Nation from 1985 to 1995.
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Wilma Mankiller’s groundbreaking tenure as chief of the Cherokee Nation introduced the US to the power of Indigenous women’s leadership.
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Tangible solutions would reduce livestock methane emissions, while also improving productivity and livelihoods.
The vast majority of Buddhists in historical and contemporary times have been followers of Mahāyāna Buddhism.
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The Mahāyāna branch of Buddhism likely emerged around the first centuries A.D. and was most readily carried through the Silk Road and maritime trade routes.
A young Juby Mayet in Vrededorp, Johannesburg.
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The Drum journalist was a rare woman in a male-dominated world. Her autobiography has now been published after her death.
A child’s family background has a lot to do with how advanced their math knowledge is in kindergarten.
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By kindergarten, white and Asian students are three to four times as likely as Black and Hispanic students to display advanced math skills.
Weeds grow on the dried-out floor of the Hoppin Hill Reservoir in North Attleboro, Mass., on Aug. 3, 2022.
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Flash droughts can develop within a few weeks, causing water shortages, damaging crops and worsening fire risks.
Terry Hubbard, a former felon, voted in the 2020 presidential election and was arrested two years later in Florida on voter fraud charges.
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In the Shelby v. Holder decision, a key section of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act was eliminated, thus enabling states with histories of racial discrimination to enact new voting laws.
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New genetic research shows humans’ famed ability to adapt our behaviour and develop new tools and techniques has not always been enough to survive when times have grown tough.
Many AI algorithms, like facial recognition software, have been shown to be discriminatory to people of color.
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Many AI algorithms, like facial recognition software, have been shown to be discriminatory to people of color, especially those who are Black.
Astronomers have been looking for radio waves sent by a distant civilization for more than 60 years.
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The technology of an advanced alien civilization is likely to produce many signs that could be detected across the vastness of space. Two astronomers explain the search for technosignatures.
Many energy leaders see fossil fuel use continuing.
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Roundtable discussions with leaders from major energy companies reveal a lack of pressure from regulators or investors and a strong belief that fossil fuel use will continue for years to come.
Spraying from either a ground-based vehicle or an airplane is a common method for applying pesticides.
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Published in 1962, ‘Silent Spring’ called attention to collateral damage from widespread use of synthetic pesticides. Many problems the book anticipated persist today in new forms.
Boddhisatva Avalokiteśvara, considered to be a compassionate protector, is believed to regularly visit Earth.
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Buddhists believe that bodhisattvas reside in heavenly realms but can also appear on Earth disguised as humans, animals or other types of beings.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium causes gonorrhea by infecting mucous membranes.
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The US currently has only one antibiotic available to treat gonorrhea – and it’s becoming less effective.
A raccoon with a fish at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Fla.
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The US Supreme Court opens its 2022-2023 term with a case that could greatly reduce federal protection for wetlands. Here is what makes these ecosystems valuable.
Is your broadband internet service always up to speed when you need it?
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Ensuring that billions of dollars of federal funding for broadband service are well spent – and that consumers get what they pay for – comes down to knowing the actual speeds internet users experience.
The sun’s rays often feel good on your skin, but can cause serious damage.
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Our ancient ancestors didn’t have clothes or houses – but that constant exposure to the sun helped their skin protect itself from the worst sun damage.
A sign in a yard listing many virtues – an example of virtue signaling.
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Virtue signaling is designed to communicate specifically to one partisan tribe and to affirm its moral superiority. A scholar of ethics and politics explains why that is unwelcome in a divided US.
Branford, Wynton and Delfeayo Marsalis perform during a tribute to their father, Ellis Marsalis, in 2019.
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Access to instruments and instruction, along with encouragement at home and at school during childhood and early adulthood, can make gaining musical experience possible.
An uncertain future.
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US basketball star was handed a nine-year sentence after being found in possession of cannabis oil. By Western standards, that may seem severe, but it is in line with Russian jurisprudence.