A makeshift memorial for the Indigenous children who died more than a century ago while attending a boarding school, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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For Indigenous Peoples Day, a scholar of Native American studies explains why understanding the tragic history of Indian boarding schools is important for healing to take place.
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.
More than 30 U.S. states have passed laws intended to stop protests like the one against the Line 3 pipeline.
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Native Americans have long struggled to practice their spiritual rituals and protect their landscapes. Crackdowns on Indigenous protests could further erode the free exercise of their religions.
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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Plus, the discovery of the first known burial in Africa. Listen to episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly.
The azhdarchid pterosaur, the largest flying animal ever known.
Gigantic flying reptiles had impressive wingspans of up to 12 metres – and a special trick in their necks.
Will President Biden achieve something no other president has: an end to food insecurity?
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The United States has a robust food supply chain and a social safety net in place that could, if fully utilized, nearly eliminate hunger within its borders.
President-elect Joe Biden introduces his foreign policy and national security team on Nov. 24 in Wilmington, Del.
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In order to establish his legitimacy, President-elect Joe Biden has to accomplish several big tasks.
It’s hard to be patient.
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Media outlets used visual metaphors to explain to the public how election results would emerge.
Orang-orang berkumpul di Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Bayu Tolo di Kabupaten Jeneponto, Sulawesi Selatan.
Pengambilalihan lahan tetap menjadi tantangan besar dalam memenuhi kebutuhan energi terbarukan yang semakin tinggi .
People gather at Tolo Wind Farm in Jeneponto Regency, South Sulawesi
Land acquisition remains a major challenge for Indonesia’s increasing renewable energy installations.
In 2018 scientists of the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control tested a new way to suppress mosquito populations carrying the Zika virus.
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Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.
Fewer books will be available to South Africans, and the books remaining under copyright will be more expensive, if the country gives in to US pressure to extend its copyright term.