If hope feels far-fetched this winter, you’re not alone.
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Five articles on the meanings of hope and how to think about resilience, healing and even joy in the midst of this winter’s bleakness.
First-generation college students say higher education is a way for them to improve their families’ lives, and their own.
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Students who are the first in their family to attend college view a college degree differently than children of college-educated parents, researchers find.
Research shows that people who have flow as a regular part of their lives are happier and less likely to focus on themselves.
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Research shows that people with more flow in their lives had a higher sense of well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists are beginning to explore what happens in the brain during flow.
For adopted children, obtaining original birth certificates is a difficult process and includes searches in storage rooms such as this one in the Boston City Hall basement.
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Adopted children face a slew of legal challenges in trying to obtain their original birth certificates. Lawmakers across the country are increasingly granting more access as a basic human right.
All 197 countries represented at COP26 signed the pact.
Has the summit delivered on its goals?
Southerly species like the giant owl limpet, seen here, started appearing on northern California shores.
The Blob, a long-lasting mass of warm water, sat off the Pacific coast of North America for years, bringing new species to formerly cold waters. What allows some to survive while others fade away?
Three DACA recipients hold pictures of themselves as children newly arrived in the United States at a congressional meeting, Sept. 6, 2017.
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that DACA, a policy that shields undocumented young immigrants from deportation, could continue. Now a Texas court says it can’t. An immigration lawyer explains.
That smile may hurt sales.
A new study found that sales went down when salespeople conveyed emotion during their pitch – including expressions of happiness.
Containers of the herbicide glyphosate at a farm supply store in northeast Thailand in 2019.
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Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it’s still widely used around the globe.
Fossil fuel stocks haven’t kept up with the market in recent years.
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When big investors like Blackrock get worried about their returns, they have the power and incentive to make fossil fuel companies take action.
A San Franciso police officer displays several ‘ghost guns’ – untraceable firearms with no serial numbers or manufacturing marks.
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A scholar of untraceable firearms explains what they are and why President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking to restrict their manufacture and use.
Sequencing the whole genome of patient virus samples lets scientists watch for new variants.
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By merging genomics with classical epidemiology, researchers are able to predict new disease outbreaks based on which viral variants are on the rise.
Eight out of 10 Asian American youths reported being bullied and harassed during the pandemic.
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Asian Americans are more likely to participate in remote learning than other racial groups, federal data show. To understand why, three experts weigh in.
The American Dream and Promise Act, also known as House Resolution 6, would create a path to citizenship for immigrant ‘Dreamers’ – but it has to pass the Senate first.
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The House passed a bill creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children. Here’s what you need to know about the Dreamers and DACA.
A mother who was deported to Mexico reconnects with her daughters at a family reunification event put on at the U.S.-Mexico border, November 2017.
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When a child loses mom or dad to deportation, the harm can be severe and lasting. New immigration bills in the House and Senate seek to avoid family separation and allow deported parents back home.
A little seaweed with that?
Cow burps and farts are no joke – they’re a big factor in climate change. A new study shows that daily seaweed supplements could tame this major methane source while saving ranchers money.
Seorang ahli biologis memeriksa mikroplastik yang ditemukan pada spesises laut di Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, di Yunani, 26 November 2019.
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As more and more plastic trash permeates the Semakin banyak sampah plastik di lautan, serpihan plastik masuk ke dalam ikan dan kerang - dan berpotensi juga masuk ke manusia
If a proposed law passes, this group of immigrants apprehended at the U.S. border near Mission, Texas, would be called ‘noncitizens,’ not ‘aliens.’
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Words matter, writes an immigration scholar. It is far easier to deny the humanity of an ‘alien’ than to do so for a ‘noncitizen.’
People shop at a fruit and vegetable stand in Kips Bay, New York City, on July 10, 2020.
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Cities have long resisted the public demand for street food vendors, but the pandemic may reverse those restrictions for good.
A biologist examines microplastics found in sea species at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece, Nov. 26, 2019.
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As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.