An irrigation canal moves Colorado River water through farm fields in California’s Imperial Valley.
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Southwest states have bought time with an agreement between California, Arizona and Nevada to cut Colorado River water use by about 14%. Now comes the hard part.
Les abeilles sont des animaux intelligents qui ressentent probablement la douleur, se souviennent des motifs et des odeurs et reconnaissent même les visages humains.
Les scientifiques découvrent des phénomènes étonnants sur la perception sensorielle et les capacités cognitives des abeilles.
A bumblebee lands on the flowers of a white sloe bush.
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Scientists are learning amazing things about bees’ sensory perception and mental capabilities.
Palestinians leave their Jerusalem neighborhood during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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For the first time, the United Nations will mark the commemoration of the displacement of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes in 1948.
The sky is big and full of information that AI tools can help astronomers unlock.
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Artificial intelligence tools are making waves in almost every aspect of life, and astronomy is no different. An astronomer explains the history and future of AI in understanding the universe.
Sprinklers water a lettuce field in Holtville, California with Colorado River water.
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Two decades of drought have reduced the river’s flow by one-third compared to historical averages. The Biden administration is considering mandatory cuts to some states’ water allocations.
Nearly 2,000 workers process tens of millions of classified documents every year in the U.S.
The US has an overclassification problem, which includes classifying documents about Santa Claus.
All human development, from large cities to small towns, shines light into the night sky.
With the help of thousands of citizen scientists, a new study measured exactly how much brighter night skies are getting every year.
Natural records suggest a cooling trend was underway thousands of years ago.
Evidence in Earth’s natural archives, from tree rings to seafloor sediments, points to one trend. Some climate models suggest another.
There are more than 100 missions to the Moon planned in the coming years, including the next Artemis missions.
With more than 100 lunar missions planned in coming years, space junk near the Moon could become an issue for humanity. No agency tracks lunar space junk, so two astronomers decided to do it themselves.
The James Webb Space Telescope began sending its first images back to Earth in the summer of 2022.
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NASA has been gaining momentum in recent years as investment into space has ramped up in the US. In 2022, missions dealt with the farthest, closest, hottest and coldest conditions in the universe.
Exposed lakebed at the Salton Sea on Dec. 29, 2022.
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Fifty years ago, the Salton Sea was a draw for boaters and fishermen; today it’s an ecological time bomb. Two water experts who served on a state review panel describe its proposed rescue plan.
Though Richard Avedon started his career as a fashion photographer, he later became known for his unflinching eye.
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In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realizing that he would one day be photographed by that same unvarnished gaze.
Hawaii’s Mauna Loa’s volcano is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years.
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The eruption of Mauna Loa is a profound spiritual experience for many Native Hawaiians. An anthropologist explains Native American beliefs on the living Earth and volcanic lava.
Para astronom berpikir tempat yang paling mungkin untuk menemukan kehidupan di galaksi adalah planet Bumi super, seperti Kepler-69c, yang terlihat dalam gambar ini.
Bumi super yang baru ditemukan menambah daftar planet di sekitar bintang lain yang menawarkan peluang terbaik untuk menemukan kehidupan dan menjadi kandidat yang luar biasa.
Property address has long been a problem in Ghana
Ghanaians aren’t using the new ‘smart’ street address system which was intended to improve service delivery.
A lot of Ghanaian settlements face social infrastructure deficits
Ghanaian urban and development planners need to move away from looking up to examples of innovations from the global north.
Participants in the Indigenous Peoples Of the Americas Parade in New York City, Oct. 15, 2022.
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Geographic, cultural and political identity are all part of being Indigenous.
What’s he trying to say?
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A psycholinguist explains what’s really going on when people misspeak.
The process of conducting elections has become a focal point for misinformation.
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Misinformation has bedeviled social media companies for years, and the problem is especially consequential during elections. Are the companies up to the job as the 2022 midterm elections approach?