These boots were made for superhuman balance.
Candler Hobbs, Georgia Institute of Techology
If you want to use an exoskeleton to improve balance, a study finds that superhuman reflexes can help you stay upright.
Snow on cattle drive sculptures in Dallas after a winter storm, Feb. 3, 2022.
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Texas wasn’t prepared to keep the lights on during Winter Storm Uri, and it won’t be ready for future cold weather unless it starts thinking about energy demand as well as supply.
Figuring out what to do with the ‘Song of Songs’ has preoccupied people reading the Bible for centuries.
'Song of Songs' illustrated by Florence Kingsford/Southern Methodist University/Wikimedia Commons
The famous biblical book alludes to God only once. Historically, though, most interpreters have argued the poem’s about love between the divine and his people.
The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols started after he was pulled over by cops.
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The case of Tyre Nichols highlights how traffic stops can turn deadly. Traffic stops are also prone to racial bias, can break down community trust in police and yield few results, research shows.
Following historic drought in 2021, reservoir levels dropped down in the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, which gets its waters from the melting snowpack from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.
Unprecedented droughts leave the subsurface drier than usual, affecting water supply in subsequent years.
Suku Maya harus mendapatkan merkuri dari lokasi-lokasi yang jauh dan mengangkutnya dengan berjalan kaki sejauh ratusan kilometer melintasi Amerika Tengah.
Que savons-nous vraiment de nos proches?
Si vous laissez de côté les bavardages et creusez un peu plus, vous serez surpris de ce que vous pourrez apprendre.
Engineers have tried to corral a mud volcano in Indonesia that has covered more than 1,700 acres with mud.
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When mud, fluids and gases erupt at the Earth’s surface, they hint at what’s happening underground, allowing scientists to build a more comprehensive 3D view of what’s going on inside our planet.
Many people go their entire lives knowing little about their relatives’ childhoods and formative experiences.
If you skirt the small talk and dig a little deeper, you’ll be surprised at what you might learn.
There’s no playbook for how to navigate breakups in the digital age.
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There was once a time when you could simply put old photos and love letters out of sight and out of mind. Editing your ex out of your digital life is a lot trickier.
Scenes of protest in Iran are difficult to get out of the country, but TikTok users are rising to the challenge.
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The app best known for kids sharing video clips of themselves singing and dancing has become a powerful tool for activists speaking out against repression in Iran.
Literary devices abound in Taylor Swift’s body of work.
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Swift, like all writers, draws from her literary forebears to craft new works.
The Bonus Army protesting on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 2,1932.
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Thousands of volunteers joined the military during World War I. But when the war ended and the Great Depression began, the volunteers wanted a bonus to be paid in 1932, not in 1945 as planned.
Will the midterm elections help gauge support for Christian nationalist ideas?
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Christian nationalist ideas are about more than simply being religious and patriotic. They form a worldview about how the nation should be structured and who belongs there.
A woman at a camp for those displaced by drought in Baidoa, Somalia, in September 2022.
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States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
When students are in school consistently, they learn more, do better and are more likely to graduate from high school.
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The numbers of students missing 15 days or more of school in a given year is on the rise in the US. Evidence shows certain approaches can get kids back in school and help them stay in class.
The Maya would have had to obtain mercury from far locations, transporting it by foot hundreds of kilometres across present-day Central America.
Chautauqua’s lectures and performances drew hundreds of people with their promise of self-transformation.
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The Chautauqua movement symbolized progressive reformers’ hopes that public learning could create a healthy democracy.
The dinosaurs were possibly annihilated by two asteroids.
Coming soon to Texas and Louisiana? Turbines and a support platform at Gwynt y Mor off North Wales.
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The US is a latecomer to offshore wind development, but President Biden has set big goals for expanding it. The Gulf of Mexico has good conditions and a large offshore energy industry.