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Some people are U.S. citizens at birth, like this baby born in California. Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock.com

Who is born a US citizen?

If upheld, a federal court ruling would solidify birthright citizenship as the law of the land, and overturn more than a century of federal refusal to grant American Samoans citizenship status.
Installer plus de puissance renouvelable que nécessaire pourrait limiter les besoins en stockage, un processus très coûteux. Jamey Stillings

Pour une énergie 100 % renouvelable compétitive, il faut stocker et… surproduire

Le solaire et le vent ne produisent pas l’énergie sur demande. Surdimensionner les capacités éoliennes et solaires pourrait être une solution pour satisfaire la demande.
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems of defence. christiaancolen/flickr

Hackers are now targeting councils and governments, threatening to leak citizen data

A recent leakware attack targeting Johannesburg was the second of its kind ever recorded. Hackers demanded A$52,663 worth of bitcoins, in return for not releasing senstivie civilian information.
Corporal punishment in schools around the world is disappearing, but a handful of countries have held on to the practice. Cat Act Art/Shutterstock.com

School spankings are banned just about everywhere around the world except in US

While more and more countries have moved to ban corporal punishment in schools, certain types of nations have been slower than others to outlaw the practice. A recent analysis seeks to explain why.
Expanding solar power potential more than it’s needed could replace more expensive energy storage. Jamey Stillings

A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way more solar and wind than needed

Solar and wind can't deliver power on demand. But overbuilding solar and wind, and simply dumping unneeded energy, would go a long way to smoothing out those bumps, study finds.
Libraries are offering new and innovative things that belie their historic image as silent places to read.

7 unexpected things that libraries offer besides books

With advancements in technology, libraries are offering much more than something to read. A library researcher offers a sampling of some unexpected items that library patrons can check out these days.
The orientations of the stone walls that crisscross the Northeastern U.S. can tell a geomagnetic tale as well as a historical one. John Delano

Old stone walls record the changing location of magnetic north

Scientific inspiration struck a geologist after many walks through the woods in New York and New England. These ruins hold the secret of where the compass pointed north when they were built centuries ago.
George Stinney, a 14-year old wrongfully executed for murder in 1944. M. Watt Espy Papers, University at Albany

The death penalty, an American tradition on the decline

The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.
Some science textbooks give a skewed view of the causes of climate change, new research finds. pong-photo9/www.shutterstock.com

How have textbooks portrayed climate change?

Some popular high school textbooks have used hesitant language to describe human contributions to climate change, our study shows.
Todos utilizan la tecnología, pero no todos están tan seguros como deberían. Akhenaton Images/Shutterstock.com

Lo que deben saber los adolescentes sobre seguridad cibernética

Un experto en seguridad cibernética aconseja a los estudiantes de high school para que se mantengan seguros en dispositivos móviles, computadoras, juegos y redes sociales.
Everyone’s using technology – but they’re not all as safe as they could be. Akhenaton Images/Shutterstock.com

What teenagers need to know about cybersecurity

A cybersecurity expert offers tips to keep high schoolers safe on mobile devices, computers, games and social media.
It’s actually very hard to find photos of people with their eyes closed. Bulin/Shutterstock.com

Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

The new technology behind machine learning-enhanced fake videos has a crucial flaw: Computer-generated faces don't blink as often as real people do.
US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Parzival191919

Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study

About 5 percent of all UFO sightings cannot be easily explained by weather or human technology. A physicist argues that there's compelling evidence to justify serious scientific study and that the skeptics should step aside – for the sake of humanity.
Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Ortiz are still searching for relatives who disappeared in San Miguel Los Lotes during Guatemala’s June 3 Fuego volcano eruption. The government’s rescue mission has now ended. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

After volcano eruption, Guatemalans lead their own disaster recovery

Guatemala has ended its Fuego volcano rescue mission and declared 110 dead. But people in the hot, ash-covered eruption zone say that the real death tally is much higher and that they'll keep digging.

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