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Black-crowned night herons perch on rocks in the Los Angeles River in Los Angeles. Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Cities contain pockets of nature – our study shows which species are most tolerant of urbanization

Even in a concrete jungle like Los Angeles, wild species show up in surprising places. New research identifies the types of wildlife that best tolerate urban development.
Ilustração do exoplaneta WASP-69b orbitando bem de perto sua estrela: perda de atmosfera dá pistas sobre por que os planetas extrassolares já encontrados tendem a ter tamanhos específicos - super-Terras ou sub-Netunos - e uma lacuna entre eles. W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko

Exoplaneta com cauda como de um cometa ajuda na compreensão sobre formação de planetas no nosso Universo

Estudos sobre um exoplaneta que está perdendo rapidamente sua atmosfera sugere aos cientistas por que os exoplanetas encontrados tendem a ter determinados tamanhos
‘We did win this election,’ said then-President Donald Trump at the White House early on Nov. 4, 2020, on what was still election night. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump nearly derailed democracy once − here’s what to watch out for in reelection campaign

Donald Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election results. But the work of others, from lawmakers to judges to regular citizens, stopped him. There are cautionary lessons in that for the 2024 election.
A 2010 protest in Phoenix by faith groups against Arizona’s new immigration law. AP Photo/Matt York, File

Anti-immigrant pastors may be drawing attention – but faith leaders, including some evangelicals, are central to the movement to protect migrant rights

Religious beliefs can provide motivation, hope and endurance in the long and often discouraging task of mobilizing people for social change.
On Dec. 8, 2023, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the funeral of a 25-year-old Israeli soldier who was killed in Gaza. Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a dilemma: Free the hostages or continue the war in Gaza?

A scholar of Israeli politics explains why Israelis are increasingly turning against Netanyahu and his promise that Israel can quickly defeat Hamas and bring Israeli hostages home.
The Israeli Supreme Court assembled in September 2023 to hear arguments to strike down a controversial judicial overhaul limiting the power of the court to review and overturn government decisions. Debbie Hill/Pool/AFP viaGetty Images

Israel’s highest court protects its power to curb government extremism − 3 essential reads

Israel’s highest court has struck down the government’s law limiting its power. Three scholars look at why the law was proposed, what it aimed to do and who supported – and opposed – it.
Carbon fluxes between the forest and atmosphere in Gabon. Nicolas Barbier

Measuring the invisible: the tough job of calculating the carbon stocks and fluxes of a forest

Depending on the methods used, the measurement of forest carbon can vary by as much as 100%.
Billionaire investor and Harvard alum Bill Ackman has voiced his objections to the school’s current president. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

What do universities owe their big donors? Less than you might think, explain 2 nonprofit law experts

Threats from disappointed donors over the language used during campus protests about the Israel-Hamas conflict have become angrier and more public than in the past.
People lie dead in the aftermath of the unprovoked shooting of peaceful protesters. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images

Sharpeville: new research on 1960 South African massacre shows the number of dead and injured was massively undercounted

Despite its historic importance, Sharpeville itself has remained unknown and its residents anonymous, yet they have a story to tell.
Selon certaines études, des enfants exposés à des médias violents, peuvent devenir insensibles ou, à l'inverse, ressentir de la peur, de l'anxiété, souffrir de troubles du sommeil, de symptômes de stress traumatique etc. grass-lifeisgood/shutterstock

Comment protéger les enfants exposés à des images de guerre violentes ?

À force d’être exposés à des médias violents et aux représentations que ces médias véhiculent, les enfants peuvent développer une vision déformée du monde, perçu comme un endroit dangereux et hostile.
A wasteland of concrete and rubble, the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes and artillery bombardments in Gaza City Ali Jadallah/Getty Images

Kids are exposed to violent war images: how you can protect them

Children have constant access to media coverage of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, mass shootings and other brutal acts. This makes it tough for them to develop a sense of hope for the future.


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