Answering constituents in congressional offices often involves tabulating comments in a database.
Office of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. via AP
Advancements in computer technology are changing how Congress handles citizen communication, which affects how elected officials represent their constituents.
Warning signs in the Newark Health Department after the city learned that lead service lines to houses still were contaminating water.
Newark is the latest US city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. Ending this public health crisis will require more money and enforcement, plus stricter water testing standards.
Voodoo believers walk during the annual Voodoo festival Fete Gede at Cite Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery
Voodoo is often seen as a practice involving magic. In Haiti, Voodoo is a religion born out of the struggle of slaves. And today, it is used as a form of healing and protection.
Mencari solusi iklim akan memerlukan ilmu humaniora.
UC Irvine School of Humanities
Perubahan iklim bukan hanya masalah teknis tapi juga etika, keadilan sosial dan nilai-nilai budaya. Literatur, filsafat dan humaniora bisa memberikan solusi iklim yang terbaik.
Di luar atmosfer pelindung Bumi, tidak ada yang melindungi astronot dari radiasi ruang kosmik yang berbahaya.
Hasil studi perilaku kami menunjukkan bahwa tikus yang terpancar neutron selama enam bulan mengalami kesulitan dalam belajar, beradaptasi, dan menyimpan ingatan.
Penelitian kami menunjukkan bahwa anak-anak tidak secara alami memiliki sikap membalas budi.
The founding partners of the Libra Association.
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Alarm bells should ring over a global currency that is run by an exclusive club that serves its investor-owners, not the public good.
Outside Earth’s protective atmosphere, there is nothing to shield astronauts from the dangerous cosmic radiation of space.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair.
Do children understand the lesson that if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours? Developmental psychologists suggest they're more likely to punish bad behavior than they are to reward good deeds.
Solving the world’s climate problems will require many kinds of brain power.
UC Irvine School of Humanities
Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
Adriana Briscoe, in the greenhouse with a blue morpho, University of California, Irvine, June 2019.
Wes Koseki - UCI School of Biological Sciences
A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Haiti’s black saint known as Grann Sainte Anne Charitable in her European Catholic form and Ti Saint Anne, in Vodoo form.
A scholar went on a Voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti and learned how an oppressive slave past has shaped its religious present.
The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself.
Trump believes the money Americans spend on Chinese imports like the iPhone goes straight into China's pockets. In reality, China gets very little value from it.
A polar bear crosses ice In Alaska’s Chukchi Sea area, where a recent court ruling bars the Trump administration from greenlighting offshore drilling.
NOAA/OER/Hidden Ocean 2016:The Chukchi Borderlands
Can presidents undo decisions by their predecessors to protect federal lands from development? A recent court ruling on offshore drilling says no, and could also affect contested lands in Utah.
The game is becoming less exciting for fans.
An obsession with statistics has made teams better than ever -- but the game is now more tedious for fans to watch.
An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over southern Afghanistan.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Civilian casualty counts are a powerful tool for propaganda – and for establishing peace.
Yolanda Renee King, the grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr., alongside Jaclyn Corin, a Parkland survivor and activist.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
These youngsters have ample fervor, and they are dramatically photogenic. Dismissing them as being fake or lightweight can spell trouble for members of the establishment.
Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.
Some Harry Potter fans have taken to penning their own stories set in the world of Hogwarts.
The Harry Potter universe has become a popular setting for stories featuring autistic characters, written by young writers eager to tackle a complex topic.
Some women use fertility apps to track the chances of pregnancy.
Fertility apps aim to help women understand their bodies. But while some find tracking their data a positive experience, others may feel burdened or trapped.