The Senate voted 84-15 to confirm former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as the next U.S. Treasury secretary.
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The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.
A wild mink in Utah was the first wild animal in the U.S. found with COVID-19.
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COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol.
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Teachers shouldn’t avoid this topic, no matter how uncomfortable it might make them to discuss it with children and teens.
Many plant-based foods are high in vitamin K.
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A research lab at Tufts University is trying to find out how the vitamin may protect against age-related disease.
The Ghazanchetsots Cathedral was damaged earlier this year during fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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A peace deal brokered by Russia ended the war on Nov. 9, but the rich architectural heritage of the region is still at risk.
The gold standard didn’t exactly lead to a golden era.
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While Trump’s nominee to join the Fed favors returning to the gold standard, an economist explains why the US and the rest of the world abandoned it in the first place.
Military voters can register to vote using their permanent U.S. address or, in some states, their parents’ address.
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About 2.9 million eligible American voters live abroad, including members of the military and embassy staffers. Just 5% of them cast their ballots in 2018.
The pandemic and anti-immigration policies haven’t stopped migration from Central America – they’ve just made conditions at the border more hazardous.
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COVID-19 has created new hardships for migrants while giving the Trump administration an excuse to further restrict asylum as public attention focuses on the pandemic.
Una impresión artística de los anticuerpos (en rojo y azul) que responden a una infección SARS-CoV-2.
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Si padeciste esta enfermedad y tus niveles han caído casi a la mitad tras poco más de un mes, un genetista te explica qué es lo que está ocurriendo.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Guyana’s president, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Sept. 18. Pompeo is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the tiny South American country.
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Tiny Guyana hoped to see unprecedented wealth this year as ExxonMobil’s offshore wells began pumping out crude. Instead, it got a pandemic and political strife. Other oil states are struggling, too.
En la colmena, todas las abejas colaboran para mantener la salud pública – una lección para los seres humanos en la pandemia.
Si bien nosotros debemos mantener muchas precauciones sanitarias ante el COVID-19, la manera en que socializamos es muy similar a la de esta especie. ¿Qué podemos aprender de ella?
Members of the Oromo community in the United States march in protest after the killing of musician and revolutionary Hachalu Hundessa in June 2020.
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There needs to be greater clarity on the nature of the crisis for an informed and meaningful intervention.
An artist’s impression of antibodies (red and blue) responding to an infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (purple).
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If antibody levels drop dramatically after an infection, what does that mean for immunity? An expert explains how B and T cells contribute to immunity and why antibodies don’t tell the full story.
The complex interactions that maintain group health inside a bee hive offer lessons for humanity during pandemics.
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
House lawmakers grilled these four CEOs on July 29.
As the government considers antitrust action against big US technology companies, a global business scholar identifies four myths that need busting first.
Minneapolis, a city still split along racial lines.
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Despite its progressive image, Minneapolis is one of the most segregated cities in the United States. That is by design not accident, argues an urban planning scholar.
Warga melintas di samping limbah sampah plastik Bantargebang, Bekasi, Jawa Barat.
Apakah kita harus melarang penggunaan kantong plastik?
A woman carrying a child stands in front of a giant mound of plastic waste in Bekasi, West Java.
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To ban or not to ban plastic bag use
South Korea’s success in containing COVID-19 came at the price of sacrificing privacy.
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Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
Former slaves harvesting for their own profit.
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Black farmers own far less land than they did in 1910 and the racial gap in homeownership is at the highest level for 50 years.