A worker follows up during the 2020 census test run in Providence, R.I.
U.S. Census Bureau
The 2020 census and congressional apportionment have dominated the headlines in recent months. What could it all mean for the average American voter?
Trump invites Barr to speak about efforts to gain citizenship information in the 2020 census.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
Forest restoration is underway in Biliran, Leyte, Philippines led by the local community with support from international researchers and government agencies.
Restoring tropical rainforests is good for the climate, wild species and humans. But where to start? A new study pinpoints locations that will maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts.
Grass surfaces require a lot of maintenance, especially in high-traffic areas.
Weeds are serious problems on sports fields, parks and other sites covered with turfgrass. A new strategy uses mechanical force to kill them instead of chemical herbicides.
Former Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph looks on during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in February 2019.
AP Photo/Robert Franklin
Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?
Naked mole-rats feel no pain when exposed to acid or capsaicin.
Roland Gockel, MDC
With the opioid crisis there is no doubt that physicians need safer, nonaddictive pain killers. Now new insights on how to create these are coming from an unlikely source: the naked mole rat.
Daylight saving time is an artificial way of adjusting time, but nothing changes when the sun rises and sets.
Humans have natural cycles for when they are active and for when they sleep. Modern work and school schedules interfere with this, and more studies are showing why there's a possible health risk.
Some studies don’t hold up to added scrutiny.
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Rising evidence shows that many psychology studies don't stand up to added scrutiny. The problem has many scientists worried – but it could also encourage them to up their game.
Project Oceanology class retrieves a bottom trawl at the mouth of the Thames River.
For decades, New England students took field trips out into the Long Island Sound. Their data show how quickly the sound is warming, leading to fewer American lobster, rock crab and winter flounder.
A drawing from Harper’s Weekly depicts a game between the Red Stockings and the Brooklyn Atlantics.
New York Public Library
This season marks the 150th anniversary of the first professional baseball team and the start of its eye-popping 81-game winning streak.
Law and science seek proof in similar ways, but at very different speeds.
What is proof? In both law and science, it's basically a consensus of experts – but they work at very different speeds. That means juries may reach verdicts on an issue before the science is settled.
What came first – all-seeing Gods or complex societies?
God the Father and Angel, Guercino Giovan Francesco Barbieri via Wikimedia Commons
God only started watching over us quite recently, according to a new study that analysed 414 societies from 30 world regions.
Preliminary drawing of title page for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (New York: Harper & Row, 1963), 26:7, The Maurice Sendak Collection.
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Library. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation.
The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
A Landsat view of Mount St. Helens in 2011.
U.S. Geological Survey
Since 2008, Landsat data has been free for the world to use, spurring new applications and scientific research. But that door could soon slam shut.
Henry David Thoreau lived at 255 Main Street in Concord, Massachusetts from 1850 until his death in 1862.
Many people associate Henry David Thoreau with solitude in the outdoors. But Thoreau understood in the mid-1800s that there was no such thing as nature separate from humans.
The Periodic Table of the Elements.
Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table and essential for life on Earth. It may also be key to shifting away from fossil fuels toward clean sources of energy, but challenges remain.
Some charter school operators make profits by leasing space to themselves at unusually high rates.
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Charter school operators have been capitalizing on lax laws that let them lease building space to themselves at above-market rates. A simple ban could end the practice, two education scholars argue.
A Ugandan family works on their farm near the capital Kampala.
Little effort has been made to improve the quality control of the seed supply chain as a whole in Uganda.
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Cualquiera que haya tenido la gripe puede atestiguar que se siente fatal. Pero, ¿por qué? ¿Qué está sucediendo dentro del cuerpo que produce tanto dolor y malestar? Una inmunóloga lo explica.
Un monstruo de Gila (Heloderma suspectum).
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El monstruo de Gila proporcionó a los humanos un tratamiento para la diabetes. ¿Qué otros milagros médicos estamos perdiendo por no proteger la vida silvestre y los ecosistemas?