If hope feels far-fetched this winter, you’re not alone.
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Five articles on the meanings of hope and how to think about resilience, healing and even joy in the midst of this winter’s bleakness.
The number of people in the U.S. who identify as Native American rose from 2010 to 2020.
They’re called ‘pretendians’ – people who long identified as white but are now claiming to be Native American. In the last US Census, the number of Native Americans almost doubled because of them.
Nixon resigned after tapes he had fought making public incriminated him in the Watergate coverup.
Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release to Congress of potentially embarrassing or incriminating documents puts the National Archives in the middle of an old legal conflict.
Sticking to your beliefs in a rapidly changing world isn’t necessarily the best choice.
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People tend to stick with their stated beliefs. But here’s how external forces like vaccine mandates can push people to do something they don’t want to do – and provide some face-saving cover.
Science can observe these various phases of fetal development but cannot determine when human life begins.
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Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
Lead pollution may have wider ranging adverse effects on health than previously thought.
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Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
It should be obvious to this diver that this is a shipwreck and not a reef, but what about to someone looking at a image of this spot taken from an aircraft?
It’s difficult to tell a shipwreck from a natural feature on the ocean floor in a scan taken from a plane or ship. This project used deep learning to get it right 92% of the time.
Many prominent Christians believe in inerrancy, or that the Bible is without error.
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The doctrine of inerrancy likely took shape during the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States, in response to the rise of liberalism within Christianity.
A painting for the U.S. Army’s Stars and Stripes newspaper shows a downed pilot fending off sharks with a knife.
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As part of the nation’s massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad – where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.
In 1872, John Gast painted ‘American Progress,’ showing trains and roads spreading across the American West.
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Government investment in roads, railroads and other public services has always involved social programming, both for good and for ill.
The mating game often involves convoluted rationalizations.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent.
What is a ‘blue acceleration’ doing to our oceans?
Plus, why Brazilian women who lived through Zika are avoiding getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to episode 18 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
‘Ako: A Tale of Loyalty’ takes players inside a young samurai’s world in 18th-century Japan.
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A history professor describes how student-designed video games have transformed his classroom and provided a substitute for academic essays.
A field hospital in São Paulo state, Brazil, on March 26, 2021. Brazil keeps setting new COVID-19 records, with up to 4,000 people dying daily.
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Officials in Brazil recently asked women to avoid pregnancy, citing heightened risk to them and newborns. But births were already dropping; a new study attributes it to the trauma of Zika.
Researchers have grown mammal embryos later into development than ever before in an artificial womb.
Researchers have grown the first human-monkey hybrid embryos as well as mouse embryos in artificial wombs late into development. These biomedical breakthroughs raise different ethical quandaries.
The White House never provided the National Archives with an official transcript of what Trump said at this rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 20, 2017.
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All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there’s something missing.
Grants were found to help improve the health, including mental health, of women.
Findings show that income transfer programmes must operate in deliberate coordination with ancillary social service institutions to deliver the maximum benefits for women’s empowerment.
Tanda-tanda hubungan yang merenggang dapat muncul dalam bentuk yang susah dilihat - seperti berubahnya gaya bahasa.
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Ahli psikolinguistik menganalisis lebih dari 1 juta unggahan dalam berbagai forum di Reddit selama setahun sebelum dan sesudah pengguna menceritakan tentang putusnya hubungan mereka.
School boycott picketers march across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Board of Education in 1964.
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In the 1950s, Harlem mother Mae Mallory fought a school system that she saw as ‘just as Jim Crow’ as the one she had attended in the South.
Signs of a fraying relationship can appear in subtle ways.
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Psycholinguistic researchers analyzed more than 1 million Reddit posts a year before and a year after users posted about their breakup.