President Biden’s rollbacks on former President Trump’s travel restrictions signal new opportunities for international students.
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Students from other countries found the US less attractive during the Trump administration. Will things be any different under President Biden?
Cities are breeding grounds for creativity – and infectious diseases.
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Two scholars of cities explain why dense, urban areas will survive – and thrive – long after the pandemic ends, and even if they don't get a bailout.
A worker pours dry ice into boxes containing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
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From designing vaccine supply chains to improving PPE to rebuilding trust, systematically bringing engineering knowhow to public health problems could make a huge difference.
The new rapid test is available without a prescription, but only 20 million are set to be sold by the middle of next year.
A new over-the-counter COVID-19 test has been authorized by the FDA. Though it can be used to test people with and without symptoms, moderate cost and limited production mean it isn't a game-changer.
Getting the job done. A female Asian water dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) produced a daughter (left) without the assistance of a male.
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Parthenogenesis, a form of reproduction in which an egg develops into an embryo without being fertilized by sperm, might be more common than you realized.
Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt signs an official tally of the Electoral College votes from the 2016 presidential election, in January 2017.
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Five scholars explain different aspects of the history, workings and effects of the Electoral College.
Statue of the Berbice slave revolt leader Kofi in Georgetown, Guyana.
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The slave revolt in Berbice, modern-day Guyana, was unusual for its length and near success. So why are so few of the revolt's documents in the Caribbean nation's archives?
The push to tighten Poland’s restrictive abortion laws has proved a lightning bolt moment for protesters.
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Tens of thousands of people have defied bans on gatherings to protest abortion restrictions. A scholar of democracy says the policy push during a pandemic has echoes elsewhere.
Preschool is an opportunity to develop important social skills like taking turns, working in groups and making friends.
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Kids ages 3 to 6 may be missing out on important social, emotional and behavioral lessons during at-home learning.
The decline in international enrollment will most likely cause colleges and universities to lose money.
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The number of students studying in the United States from other countries has continued to fall during the Trump presidency. An expert explains what that means for US students and the US economy.
Access to testing had been improving across the U.S., but as cases increase, more testing is needed.
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COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across the US. Testing has ramped up over the past few months, but increasing hospitalizations, deaths and test-positivity rates show that the virus is out of control.
Soldiers patrol the mountainous, disputed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 8.
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Each side in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuses the other of war crimes. Such allegations attract foreign attention and possibly intervention, but rarely lead to a peaceful solution.
Ransomware attacks often strike local government computer systems, which poses a challenge for protecting elections.
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A ransomware attack on election-related government computers in a Georgia county raises the specter of more disruptions for Election Day voting and vote tabulation.
Planting strips of native prairie grasses on a farm in Iowa provides habitat for pollinators and protects soil and water.
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The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
The proposed policy mainly targets students from the Middle East and African nations.
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An effort by the Trump administration to put stricter limits on students and scholars from certain countries may cost a lot and accomplish little, an international education expert argues.
Trump with 7th U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family Sept. 26 at the White House.
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With Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Trump has fulfilled his pledge to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman. But female judges don't all decide alike any more than male judges do.
Jeanette W. Jones holds the September 1957 issue of Ebony magazine, which features the article ‘Mystery People of Baltimore: Neither red, nor black, nor white. Strange ‘Indian’ tribe lives in world of its own.’ She is pictured at center, with her hand on her hip.
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Two Lumbee scholars who have mined local archives in search of tribal history raise the profound question: Who has the rights to memories and artifacts of their people's past?
Siblings, as well as parents, can help young learners become avid readers.
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If families embrace reading as fun and routine and teachers work more closely than before with the families of their students, it's possible that remote learning won't be a huge obstacle to literacy.
A red hazy sunset over Indiana caused by wildfire smoke from the Western U.S.
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Last week, much of the Midwest and eastern US experienced hazy skies and red sunsets. The cause was smoke transported from the Western US by the jet stream and spread as far as Boston and even Europe.
Female song is common among fairywrens, like this red-backed fairywren.
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.