Sentenced to life.
Experts help explain the context around the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent trial and convictions of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan.
Volunteers across the U.S. tag and count monarchs during the insects’ annual migrations.
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Informed data donations are different from the usual online data experience. They’re easier to manage because of technological advances.
Could postcards help reach people who need social services?
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Government agencies are setting up new websites and phone hotlines to provide information. But those might not be the best ways to engage with people who need help the most.
Spotted hyenas provide ecosystem services that improve human welfare and contribute to sustainable development goals.
How do regular people participate in philanthropy?
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Stanford researcher Lucy Bernholz is re-imagining what philanthropy looks like and is trying to understand how average people create, fund and distribute shared social goods in the digital age.
A Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of murder on Nov. 19, 2021. His trial sparked a national debate over gun rights and self-defense.
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Spoiler alert: Stolen guns arm criminals, and limiting gun carrying outside the home reduces violent crime.
Plastic debris on a beach on Lanai, a sparsely populated Hawaiian island.
An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge.
Aging U.S. infrastructure: Rust on the underside of the Norwalk River Railroad Bridge, built in 1896 in Norwalk, Conn., and scheduled for replacement starting in 2022.
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What will the US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pay for? Here are some of the things it will help build, fix or remove.
L’année 2021 devrait afficher 39 milliards de tonnes d’émissions de CO₂.
Après une forte baisse des émissions en 2020 due à la pandémie de Covid-19, 2021 témoigne d’une inquiétante reprise, souligne la nouvelle étude du Global Carbon Projet.
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Preocupa especialmente la tendencia al alza a largo plazo de las emisiones de CO₂ procedentes de la quema de combustibles fósiles, que están lejos de llegar a cero en 2050.
Most concerning is the long-term upward trends of CO₂ emissions form burning fossil fuels, which are far from trending towards net-zero by 2050.
The oil industry was aware of the risks of climate change decades ago.
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Transcripts and internal documents show how the industry shifted from leading research into fossil fuels’ effect on the climate to sowing doubt about science.
Economic hardships, lack of transportation and family crises can keep kids out of school.
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The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
Tragedy in literature has come a long way since its Greek origins.
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Post-colonial writing has expanded the concept of tragedy beyond Western thought.
While a gas station might be 72 miles away, an EV charger may be much farther.
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The infrastructure bill being debated in Congress looks like a small but genuine down payment on a more climate-friendly transportation sector and electric power grid. What comes next is crucial.
Constructing barge canals took a massive investment that didn’t pay off.
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The lasting problems of infrastructure aren’t of need or construction, but of overbuilding, delayed costs and the challenges of thinking ahead.
Online learning during the pandemic gives students more autonomy. For high-achieving students, especially those in academically mixed classes, that’s an advantage, whereas others might struggle.
Many children, especially from low-income communities or communities of color, eat up to half their daily calories in school.
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Expanding free lunch programs could also reduce stigma for students, lower administrative burdens for schools and create jobs for communities.
In February 2021, a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China.
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The research community is taking a closer look at the lab-leak hypothesis for the origin of COVID-19, prompting discussion about the risks and benefits of engineering viruses.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French troops during his 2017 visit to France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Gao, northern Mali.
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French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.