Stonehenge has long been the site of some of the most famous solstice celebrations.
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The dead of winter, when the longest night of the year takes place, has also traditionally been celebrated as a time of renewal and reverence.
Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii, with an observatory visible on its summit. Native Hawaiians consider the mountain sacred and object to construction on it.
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Native Hawaiians see Mauna Kea mountain as sacred. Scientists use its summit for research. A new policy called co-management may help resolve this land conflict and similar ones across the US.
Brad Pitt, en 2008, con una de las primeras casas construidas en Nueva Orleans por su fundación, Make It Right.
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La mayoría de las casas ‘Make It Right’ tienen problemas serios como moho, termitas, podredumbre e inundaciones. El constructor, a pesar de lo que su nombre pueda sugerir, no resuelve estos problemas.
Permafrost and ice wedges have built up over millennia in the Arctic. When they thaw, they destabilize the surrounding landscape.
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Ground is collapsing and massive lakes are draining in a matter of days. Thawing permafrost is having profound effects on the region and its infrastructure.
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Opening these libraries up promises to re-balance the continent’s place in world history when it comes to its intellectual life.
Some resorts have launched diversity efforts to try to appeal to a wider community.
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As temperatures warm, ski and snowboard resorts are investing more in snowmaking and seeing their seasons shrink. Those costs roll down to customers in an already expensive sport.
Brad Pitt walks past one of the first homes built in New Orleans by his Make It Right Foundation in this 2008 photo.
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So much went wrong with the homes built by the Make It Right Foundation that its low-income homebuyers were deprived of the financial security they were promised.
The Sun rises in Midland, Michigan, shortly after 8a.m. on Jan. 13, 2017.
The winter solstice is past, but bundle up – January is when winter really arrives in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Delivered under the eyes of history.
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Rioters at the Capitol represented a ‘dagger against the throat’ of American democracy, President Biden said in an address laden with imagery.
Pembangunan PLTN dapat menjadi solusi untuk memenuhi target pemenuhan energi rendah karbon sebesar 57% pada 2035.
Family members often take on the burden of preparing and delivering meals to their relatives.
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Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
Education reformer Howard Fuller has worked with GOP leaders in support of school vouchers.
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Howard Fuller’s support for school choice is connected to the Black Power movement and a pursuit to provide Black students a quality education by any means necessary.
A farmer walks through a rice paddy in India’s northeastern state of Assam.
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A new study provides a detailed way to calculate the climate impact of food production, which could lead to more sustainable farming policies and methods.
Every increase in one degree of global warming will increase losses of crops to insects from 10% to 25%.
Domestic extremists were involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Addressing American domestic radicalism will require new ways of thinking about the nation’s problems, and new ways of solving them.
It can be hard to see eye to eye when people don’t see risk the same way.
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How you respond to a risk depends on how you weigh the costs and benefits of an action. The problem is you’re not just a logical computer, and emotions bias your interpretation of the facts.
Major business deals and endorsements for student-athletes may affect their academic and personal lives.
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Student-athletes can now seek to make money from their name, image and likeness. But there are risks, a college sports expert warns.
The Bui Dam is a tangible reminder of China’s influence in Ghana.
China’s engagement with Ghana was solidified by its willingness to undertake an expensive project Western partners had run away from.
Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2021.
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Rep. Liz Cheney may have been exiled from her party’s leadership, but she’s after a bigger thing: the restoration of politically conservative values in the GOP and its voters.
A food bank in Alameda, California during the pandemic. Why are so many Americans struggling to get the food they need?
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