Central American migrants face extortion, robbery, assault, kidnapping, rape and murder on their weeks-long journey through Mexico. Some find safety in numbers.
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More than two-thirds of Central American migrants will experience violence on their journey through Mexico, from robbery and extortion to rape. Caravans create safety in numbers.
Members of a ground crew In Phoenix wrapped wet towels around their necks to cool off when the temperature reached a record of 116°F.
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Rising temperatures will not only hurt people in the future. Many are feeling the effects now. Those who work outdoors, those who have certain chronic conditions and the elderly are vulnerable.
National School Walkout to honor Parkland victims.
A survey shows the newest generation on the voting block is extremely cynical, and that's actually driving high levels of political engagement.
There are about 20 million college students in the U.S.
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More college students are registered to vote in the November midterm elections this year than they were in 2014, but it remains to be seen how many more will vote.
Hormone signals help ready worker mole-rats to treat pups as their own.
Worker naked mole-rats take care of their colony's young even though they aren't the pups' actual parents. New research suggests the queen gets them ready via hormones in her poop.
Civic groups like the Boy Scouts are likely under attack by Russian agents – and likely don’t know it.
Russia is trying to create social tension in the US to boost its own strength on the world stage. That includes targeting society itself.
Freshwater cypress swamp, First Landing State Park, Va.
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Wetlands are some of the world's most undervalued weapons against climate change. They store huge quantities of carbon – but without better protection, many could soon be drained or paved over.
How much do these Mumbai commuters trust what they’re seeing online?
Three trends suggest people in less developed nations – who are coming online in greater numbers – use and trust the internet very differently those in more developed economies.
Are microchips as secure as you think they should be?
As the microchip industry celebrates the 50th anniversary of chipmaker Intel's founding, engineers and researchers call for a complete rethinking of computer architecture.
Strait of Hormuz.
Iran has threatened to shut down this narrow seaway. Here's why that could be a big deal.
Immigration activists outside the White House in Washington.
Public opinion data on immigration show support across parties and ideologies on a key immigration issue over time.
The US Capitol.
Compromise is necessary for government to function. But citizens see compromise differently. Democrats like it more than Republicans, who fear of their representatives being compromised.
Visual artist Lorna Simpson speaks at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Medal Gala in May 2018.
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Simpson, who has made the black body the focal point of her work, discusses her biggest influences and the challenges of creating in our current cultural and political climate.
A different kind of international dialogue.
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A flavor of diplomacy that focuses on science cuts through political differences and finds new ways for nations to work together.
Troops in a 2015 U.S.-South Korea joint drill in South Korea.
Since the Korean War, U.S. troops have helped South Korea with military training and planning. Our Speed Read describes the regular joint exercises designed to deter North Korean aggression.
Enviva’s wood pellet plant in Ahoskie, NC.
Deriving fuel from trees costs more than wind and solar power and it emits more carbon than coal. There are many heated debates about this kind of energy, known as forest or woody biomass.
Beginning the recovery in Bogalay, Myanmar on May 8, 2008.
One hundred and forty thousand people died when a major hurricane hit Myanmar in 2008. Would the country be better prepared today?
Naloxone is often used to revive people overdosing from opioids.
Scientists are just starting to understand how your parents' genes and experiences might shape your own susceptibility to dangerous drugs. Could that help to stop addictions before they start?
Texas National Guard soldiers aid stranded residents in Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters in 2017.
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President Trump proposes to send the National Guard to protect the southern US border. Instead of searching for your old civics textbook, here's a pocket history of the soldiers in the spotlight.
Every month, over two billion people worldwide log into Facebook.
Facebook's users have wildly different expectations about privacy and security. What may look like inadequate oversight in some places may be considered an overreach in others.