Chronic absenteeism rates fell 8 percentage points among schools in Nevada and Colorado that adopted the ‘Breakfast after the Bell’ program.
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Chronic absenteeism is a pressing issue in high-poverty schools, but research suggests that serving students breakfast during class can help keep kids in school.
The Suez Canal’s history has been forged over a century by multiple entities and people. Its past has been marked by colossal stumbling blocks.
The procession of ships in the Suez canal for its opening. Illustration from the magazine “The Illustrated London News, volume LV, November 18, 1869.
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Prior to the mid-19th century, the Isthmus of Suez – the 125km strip of land that lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea – was a quiet spot.
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Conflict between fruit-growers, the Mauritian government and conservationists has dragged on for years – it's time for a new approach.
Workmen dissecting a whale carcass in Antarctica, circa 1935.
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For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
A contractor walks between trucks returning from Iraq to Camp Arafjan in Kuwait, Dec. 16, 2011.
A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
A reporter interviews a protester outside the Amarillo courthouse.
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Twenty years ago, a Texas court decided Winfrey hadn't defamed the state's cattle industry. At the time, local media struggled to explain the science at stake in the case.
Hurricane Harvey from the International Space Station on August 28.
Three atmospheric scientists from Texas say Hurricane Harvey shows how the country needs to adapt to the effects of climate change and cut carbon emissions.
Exxon funded climate scientists while the bulk of its public-facing advertorials argued the science and cause of climate change was uncertain.
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A new study confirms what many already know: Exxon for years sowed uncertainty and doubt about climate change in the public. Should scientists reject certain funding sources?
Job done: COP21 president Laurent Fabius.
At the Paris climate talks, the world has signed up to the first truly global treaty to tackle global warming. Our experts react.
Reaching the faithful – and many others.
For people who take the Bible seriously – not only Catholics – the pope's encyclical on climate change and the environment will change minds.
Paper filing may soon be a thing of the past. But increased automation means humans will be more important than ever.
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Congress has shortchanged the IRS by $7.3 billion over the past five years, and taxpayers will increasingly pay the price.
The skull of Liang Bua 1.
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Claims that bones found in an Indonesian cave are not the remains of a new species of extinct hominin but more likely modern humans suffering from a chromosomal disorder have been disputed by a new look…