Waiting for SCOTUS: pro-choice activists outside the US Supreme Court on November 1.
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Los instrumentos científicos espaciales pueden monitorizar la fuerza de los huracanes, el aumento del nivel del mar, la pérdida de la capa de hielo y mucho más.
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¿Qué factores están impulsando el cambio climático? ¿Cómo saben los científicos que el CO2 está involucrado en el calentamiento global? Los datos reflejan las evidencias conocidas hasta el momento.
The best way to stop a contagious virus like COVID-19 is through a worldwide vaccination program.
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Some viruses go extinct, while others stick around. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems likely to remain with us for the long term.
Investors often seem to view their performance through pink-tinted glasses.
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Overconfidence is often a contributing factor to market crashes, like the financial crisis of 2008.
Scientific instruments in space today can monitor hurricane strength, sea level rise, ice sheet loss and much more.
Take a closer look at what’s driving climate change and how scientists know CO2 is involved, in a series of charts examining the evidence in different ways.
UV light at most wavelengths can kill COVID–19.
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UV lights come in a variety of different wavelengths, but not all are equally effective at disinfection. Researchers tested a number of commercially available lights to find the best.
The findings are gleaned from the largest U.S. study ever done on the brain development of children.
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New data suggests that lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships. But the study comes with caveats.
The twin buttes that give Bears Ears National Monument in Utah its name are sacred places to many Indigenous Tribes and Pueblos.
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The Biden administration is restoring full protection to three national monuments that President Trump sought to cut down drastically.
Climate change means more schools will need to install or upgrade cooling systems.
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America’s public schools, which are over 40 years old on average, are not equipped to handle rising temperatures due to climate change, a new study reveals.
Charter school enrollment reportedly grew 7% during the pandemic.
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Charter school enrollment grew during the pandemic. But behind these schools’ rising popularity is a history of harsh discipline, inaccessibility and targeted marketing.
Banning abortion can have health consequences for pregnant people.
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Carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.
Un chat de forêts.
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L’opinion généralement acceptée est que Madagascar n'a pas de chats indigènes, pourtant ils sont très nombreux.
A television reporter reacts to being hit by a heat ray during a demonstration of the U.S. military’s Active Denial System.
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Electromagnetic beams of the right power and wavelength can cause pain and zap electronics. Could they also be used to disrupt a person’s nervous system?
Female engineers were more likely to ask for help from their female than male colleagues.
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In the male-dominated engineering industry, where women represent only about 11% of the workforce, gender influences whom individuals turn to for answers to questions.
The Jewish High Holy Days commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy.
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As the Jewish community prepares to celebrate the High Holy Days, a scholar of the Bible explains their history and why they might offer consolation in times of uncertainty.
Low-cost air-ventilation systems have been installed in many classrooms across the U.S. to help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
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Air-ventilation upgrades have been badly needed in U.S. classrooms since long before the pandemic. Low-tech filtration systems that cost about the same as a textbook per student can make a big difference.
Flying fish use their fins both to swim and glide through the air.
Fish fins are extremely flexible yet also strong. A special segmented fin design is the key to this useful combination of properties and could inspire new morphing materials.
The aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, during which mobs of white residents attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in June 1921.
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Digging deeply into the nation’s past can help illuminate the racial struggles facing the U.S. today.
Archaeologist and paleoenvironmental researcher Isaac Hart of the University of Utah surveys a melting ice patch in western Mongolia.
From the high Yukon to the mountains of Central Asia, melting ice exposes fragile ancient artifacts that tell the story of the past – and provide hints about how to respond to a changing climate.
Effective delivery of PNA therapies may offer a way to treat multidrug-resistant infections and other diseases.
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Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats in the world. New research, however, may have found a way to keep up with rapidly evolving bacteria.