Radio observatories like the Green Bank Telescope are in radio quiet zones that protect them from interference.
Many telescopes use the radio spectrum to learn about the cosmos. Just as human development leads to more light pollution, increasing numbers of satellites are leading to more radio interference.
Microsoft CEO and Chairman Satya Nadella is one of the most prominent Indian Americans.
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Indian American donors will have an opportunity to collectively fund improvements in education, health care and gender equality in India on March 2, 2023.
Smaller cities can offer the amenities of larger ones, combined with authentic charm and history.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, people started moving into smaller cities, drawn by the possibility of more affordable and pleasant quality of life.
China began promoting potatoes as a staple in 2015 in an effort to combat food insecurity.
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Why countries need to shift what their citizens eat, and what the optimum diet for our planet might be. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
A Taliban fighter, wearing U.S. clothing and carrying U.S. weapons, looks through a captured night-vision device.
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Despite efforts to prevent militant groups from getting weapons, they often get their hands on U.S. equipment and use it to attack American troops.
People take part in a rally against hate and confront the rising violence against Asian Americans at Columbus Park in New York, on March 21, 2021.
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April 15, 2021
Cary Wu, York University, Canada; Abidin Kusno, York University, Canada; Ann H. Kim, York University, Canada; Carol Liao; Dennis Kao, Carleton University; Guida Man, York University, Canada; Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto; Jing Zhao, University of British Columbia; Min Zhou, University of Victoria; Muyang Li, York University, Canada; S. Harris Ali, York University, Canada; Sibo Chen, Toronto Metropolitan University; Sida Liu, University of Toronto; Weiguo Zhang, University of Toronto, and Zhifan Luo, University at Albany, State University of New York
Fifteen Asian academics discuss the roots of anti-Asian racism and limits of multiculturalism in Canada while charting a path forward.
Holiday gatherings with family and friends before the pandemic seemed so simple.
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The president wants Americans to be able to celebrate Independence Day with small gatherings. What will it take to get the virus under control by then? Three public health school deans explain.
In a divided nation, a little empathy goes a long way.
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Feelings of empathy for others may be plentiful in a year of suffering. But is feeling more empathy to loved ones than strangers morally right? A research team sought to find out.
Trump with two of his top health advisers in May.
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The Trump administration has revised CDC health guidelines and undermined its own experts, making it harder for science to prevail over politics in US’s coronavirus strategy.
People gather near the Stonewall Inn in New York City to celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on LGBTQ workers’ rights.
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Federal law now protects lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But there are more questions and court cases to come about their rights.
Some people are U.S. citizens at birth, like this baby born in California.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Are any of these faces real?
Research has found ways to detect deepfakes through flaws that can’t be fixed easily by the fakers.
Expanding solar power potential more than it’s needed could replace more expensive energy storage.
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.
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.
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.
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The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.
El glaciar peruano Quelccaya, de gran valor económico y social, está desapareciendo junto a otros glaciares tropicales.
Un climatólogo que ha visitado el mismo glaciar en Perú durante varios años explica los complejos impactos de su rápido derretimiento.