Consumer decisions could play a critical role in dealing with climate change. A study gauging perceptions was published May 13, 2021.
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A large-scale survey asked people exactly that. One use of recycled carbon dioxide stood out.
High-quality preschools are both play-based and academic.
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An early childhood education expert explains what's in the proposal and why it's not really a partisan issue.
President Biden said he wants to raise capital gains taxes to help pay for his ambitious proposals.
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President Biden wants to raise the capital gains tax that wealthy people pay and use the extra revenue to fund new social spending on children and education.
A tiger crosses a road in India’s Ranthambore National Park.
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An infrastructure boom threatens endangered tigers across Asia. Scientists want to know more about how tigers behave near roads so they can design wildlife-friendly transportation networks.
Super League plans have fans screaming into the void, like soccer star Lionel Messi here.
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More competitive games between top soccer clubs is desirable but creating a 'closed' system would harm a soccer culture built on dreams, says the man who predicted the Super League two decades ago.
Biden is asking companies to cover the tab for his infrastructure plan.
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The corporate tax was created on the principle that people and companies should be taxed based on what they receive in benefits – and US corporations have received an awful lot.
Ayn Rand compares entrepreneurs to Atlas, the Greek god who holds up the world.
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Tech companies' use of dual-class share structures to keep control in the hands of founders and other insiders gives a handful of people power over enormous swaths of American life.
In the Netherlands, some flood control systems are designed to adapt to future climate change.
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With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It's working for the Dutch.
More than 22 million Americans lost their jobs at the start of the pandemic.
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It's not just about the money. Raising the minimum wage would lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.
Armistice Day celebrations on Nov. 11, 1918, worried public health experts as people crowded together in cities across the U.S.
Americans were tired of social distancing and mask-wearing. At the first hint the virus was receding, people pushed to get life back to normal. Unfortunately another surge of the disease followed.
The golden ratio, which has been a key tenet of modernist design, may have origins in Africa.
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Long thought to have originated in Ancient Greece, the golden ratio that forms the basis of the Swiss design style may have first emerged in Africa.
Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams.
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Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
A pro-LGBTQ poster at Bosphorus University in Turkey with the image of the mythical creature Şahmeran.
Student protesters in Turkey recently used this mythical figure to express their queer identity. An art historian explains the significance.
Jubilee singers at Fisk University, in Nashville, Tennessee, pose for
promotional photograph, circa 1871.
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Cameras played a critical role in the quest for social equality for Black Americans in the post-slavery era.
Black biomedical researchers receive less funding than their white counterparts.
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There aren't just health care disparities between white and Black people. There are funding disparities too that make it harder for Black scientists to succeed in academia.
Bendable concrete created at the University of Michigan allows for thinner structures with less need for steel reinforcement.
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Researchers are developing ways to lock captured CO2 into cement. It could help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure and deal with climate change at the same time.
While Valentine’s Day is typically a night to celebrate, it might be best to order takeout this year because of the pandemic.
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What is Valentine's Day without a romantic dinner out? It could be a COVID-19 catastrophe. Better to stay home and order in, writes an epidemiologist.
A BLM protester in front of the Ohio State House.
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Two leaders in academia weigh in how numbers and statistics can enforce institutional racism.
The use of cannabis, though safer than many other drugs, is not entirely without risk.
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Weed, though far less dangerous than many other drugs, is not entirely without risk. Some 59% of people treating pain with medical cannabis experience moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms
A used car superstore in Colma, California.
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Electric cars get a lot of hype, but what really matters for the climate are excess emissions from the many millions of gasoline vehicles still sold each year.