A collapsed bridge in Atlanta in 2017 backed up traffic for a month.
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As President Biden signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill, it’s important to determine which road, freight and information networks are the most vital to protect.
How big of a problem is misinformation on social media? Without key data, the picture is blurry.
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Not knowing how many posts people see on social media overall or where specific types of content get concentrated is keeping researchers in the dark about misinformation.
Art historians have long used traditional X-rays, X-ray fluorescence or infrared imaging to better understand artists’ techniques.
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Breathless headlines of artificial intelligence discovering or restoring lost works of art ignore the fact that these machines rarely, if ever, reveal one secret or solve a single mystery.
The situation in the delivery room can change suddenly, and doctors need to react fast.
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It’s human nature to unconsciously rely on quick rules to help make spur-of-the-moment decisions. New research finds physicians use these shortcuts, too, which can be bad news for some patients.
The global economy depends on shipping containers.
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Before the container was standardized, loading and unloading goods was very labor-intensive, inefficient and costly.
Today’s tests have more potential to facilitate student learning, rather than just monitor it.
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Public outcry against standardized testing, along with adjustments required by COVID-19, have led to a new generation of academic tests.
Palestinian and Israeli members of the Women Wage Peace movement march in Jerusalem in October 2017 to demand a peace deal.
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Nothing seems to have brought a lasting peace to Palestinians and Israelis. Two Middle East scholars suggest approaches different from what has been tried before.
Starting August 2021, the Common Application will allow students to choose their gender identity.
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The Common Application now lets students indicate their gender identities and pronouns when applying to college. But is that enough to make trans students feel welcome? A scholar weighs in.
Tens of millions of American families are getting a monthly allowance from Uncle Sam.
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Experts explain the significance of this new ‘allowance.’
Equinor’s Hywind Scotland became the world’s first floating wind farm in 2017.
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Some of the most powerful offshore wind is over water too deep for a standard wind turbine. Engineers found a way around the problem.
EEOC complaints often result in retaliation.
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Workers who filed complaints faced retaliation and rarely got a favorable result from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Lifetime tenure has pushed the average age of judicial nominees down as presidents appoint younger justices in hopes they will serve for many decades.
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Unlike in most countries, US Supreme Court justices enjoy life tenure. Some legal scholars believe that centuries-old custom, meant to protect judicial independence, no longer serves the public.
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on June 13, 2021.
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After 12 years in power, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s influence will last long beyond his time in office.
Navy veteran Faron Smith Jr. reacts as he receives a COVID-19 vaccination at a Veterans Administration pop-up vaccination site on April 17, 2021, in Gardena, Calif.
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As the coronavirus pandemic played out, veterans who were already lacking adequate benefits and resources found themselves in deeper trouble.
Quarantine has been both a plus and minus for transgender parents.
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Job loss and reduced earnings can exacerbate existing power imbalances trans people may face in their personal relationships.
The big wildcard for sea level rise is Antarctica.
If emissions continue at their current pace, Antarctica will cross a threshold into runaway sea rise when today’s kids are raising families. Pulling CO2 out of the air later won’t stop the ice loss.
Evidence of the gun group’s mismanagement under Wayne LaPierre’s leadership is mounting.
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The gun group violates four key legal and management principles, a scholar of nonprofits explains.
Intimate partner abuse isn’t about just physical violence. It’s about domination and control.
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The law continues to treat intimate partner violence like a bar fight – considering only what happened in a given violent incident. But domestic violence isn’t about just physical violence.
Building a U.S. offshore wind industry will require more than just fast-tracking permits.
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The Biden administration has a goal of getting from today’s 42 megawatts of offshore wind power to nearly 30,000 by the end of the decade, but there are still obstacles ahead.
Child care and preschool are a strain on family budgets.
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The federal government spends about US$2,500 a year on child care and early education per child under 5, about half of the European average.