Popping toys like this one can relieve stress and anxiety and are just plain fun.
Though research is still ongoing, therapists' practical experience and adults' and kids' self-reflections suggest that fidget toys can be helpful for emotional and cognitive support.
Stocking up on food can be tough when using a wheelchair, motorized scooter, walker or cane.
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While long lines and food shortages are frustrating for most consumers, they can be physically and emotionally grueling for people with disabilities.
The California Aqueduct, which carries water more than 400 miles south from the Sierra Nevada, splits as it enters Southern California at the border of Kern and Los Angeles counties.
Installing solar panels over California's 4,000 miles of canals could generate less expensive, renewable energy, save water, fight climate change – and offer a solution for the thirsty American West.
A forested plot in Thailand’s Doi Suthep Pui National Park, formerly burnt over, after 12 years of restoration.
Planting trees is a popular way to do something for nature, but putting seedlings in the ground is just the first step. And without long-term care, those sprouts may not last.
Female elephant seals take seven-month feeding trips during which they balance danger, starvation and exhaustion.
By measuring how and when elephant seals sleep, researchers were able to figure out how elephant seals change their risk-taking behavior as they gain weight.
Young fish need to find food to grow, but avoid being eaten themselves. That dance for survival is linked to moonlight, which has implications for fisheries management everywhere.
Rioters clash with police as they try to enter the Capitol building.
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The whole world saw the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. How will the textbooks read by America's students describe what took place?
Farmed red tilapia, Thai Mueang, Thailand.
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Fish farms feed millions of people around the world, but they also consume a lot of fish that are dried or ground up to make aquafeed. Researchers are developing more sustainable alternatives.
The streets of Laguna Niguel, Calif. are disconnected and sprawling, privileging driving over walking.
Designing urban neighbourhoods with connected streets supports walking and cycling. However, street-network sprawl is increasing globally due to urban growth via the suburbs and gated communities.
Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging 'dark fleets' of fishing boats.
Playing together at school helps children learn.
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Children need time to play and be outside. That will be true even if instructional hours are cut short due to social distancing.
Diligence, technological progress and a little luck have together solved a 20 year mystery of the cosmos.
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
Fire up the printing presses.
Seven of the past 10 business bailouts since 1969 have either broke even, or more frequently, ended up making a tidy profit for taxpayers.
Many breeders say they’re stewards of conservation, but no captive tiger has ever been released into the wild.
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There are more captive tigers in the US than there are in the wild around the world – and they can be bought for less than some breeds of dog puppies.
Los manglares pueden evitar el gasto de 65.000 millones de dólares al año en perjuicios causados por las tormentas. La protección de estos hábitats podría financiarse como la construcción de diques.
Mangroves along Mexico’s Yucatan coastline.
A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.
Dr. Winifred Frick examines a bat for white-nose syndrome.
Researchers are puzzled by a fungus that is killing millions of bats.
Greta Thunberg speaks out alongside other youth plaintiffs at the UN.
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child is empowering children around the world by encouraging them to see themselves as important and valuable members of society.
The filibuster is like a stoplight that’s always red.
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Sen. Warren said the filibuster stands in the way of gun reform. It does, and so much more.
Penelitian saya menunjukkan bahwa pemimpin politis dari negara-negara baru merdeka lebih memilih untuk tetap menganut sistem peradilan kolonial daripada menggunakan hukum agama.
Tidak ada ketegangan melekat antara syariat, hak asasi dan peraturan hukum. Seperti peggunaan agama dalam politik, penerapan syariat bergantung pada siapa yang menggunakannya dan mengapa.