The sum is greater than the parts when researchers build an ensemble from multiple coordinated but independent models.
Policymakers rely on models during uncertain times to figure out how their choices could affect the future. Over the pandemic, an ensemble of many COVID-19 models outperformed any one alone.
About 20% of counties in the South are marked by “persistent poverty.”
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After a 20th-century manufacturing boom, the region has been in a decadeslong decline. Rural factory towns can blame technology and globalization for their woes.
Renewable energy jobs often aren’t close to fossil fuel workers’ homes.
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In a greener future, what becomes of current fossil fuel workers? Despite possessing skills applicable to green industries, their geographical locations will limit their opportunities.
Family members of American citizens detained overseas participate in a Bring Back our Families rally on May 3, 2023, in Washington.
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The hostage swap between the U.S. and Iran may be an important step in a new nuclear deal between the West and Iran.
President Joe Biden claps for Evan Gershkovich at the White House correspondents’ dinner.
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American journalist Evan Gershkovich is being detained in Russia. But recent US-Russia prisoner swaps indicate his release is possible.
Certain state laws are banning the instruction of critical race theory.
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Scholars examine how state laws that restrict lessons on race could affect students and educators.
A growing number of states have passed laws that restrict what teachers can teach about racism.
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A history scholar sees leeway and loopholes in a wave of new state laws that seek to control what teachers can say about racism in America’s past.
New research finds societies are much more likely to have supernatural beliefs that concern ‘natural’ phenomena, such as extreme weather events.
AI can be like having a high-level personal assistant.
Early adopters have started using ChatGPT to assist with mundane tasks like writing sick certificates and patient letters.
More one-and-done families influence the overall birth rate.
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Childbearing goals have remained remarkably consistent over the decades. What has changed is when people start their families and how many kids they end up having.
Hurricane Nicole was a Category 1 storm, but it caused extensive damage to Florida in 2022.
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Research shows storms that might have caused minimal damage a few decades ago are becoming stronger and more destructive as the planet warms.
Viral surveillance and prediction may be key parts of figuring out what goes into a vaccine.
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A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.
Burger or baked good?
The ‘fool the eye’ cakes hearken back to popular paintings from another period in American history when there was anxiety over fakes, fraudsters and misinformation.
The Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving is paying the price for ignoring New York City’s vaccinate mandate – and his union’s decision to allow it.
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The reasons have a lot to do with the nature of unions as representative of workers’ views, as well as the importance of protecting their right to bargain.
Experts estimate that close to 90% of the U.S. population must be vaccinated to reach herd immunity for COVID-19.
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Vaccination campaigns like the ones that eventually eliminated polio and measles in the United States required decades of education and awareness in order to achieve herd immunity in the U.S. population.
Reckless policies are to blame for Brazil’s high death toll.
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More than 600,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. A new report says the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro are responsible for around half.
Ceci n'est pas un Magritte.
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Three tobacco-flavored cartridges and a vaping device have been approved by the FDA for sale in the US. It comes after a decadelong debate over e-cigarettes.
A portion of a map that erases the borders Colonial powers drew, and shows instead the Indigenous territories, treaties and languages of North America.
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Land acknowledgments state that activities are taking place on land previously owned by Indigenous peoples. They’re popular – but they may harm more than they heal, say three anthropologists.
A protest against racial injustice and police violence in Spain.
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A transnational movement for racial justice requires a sensitivity to the specific, local conditions in which race and racism touch the everyday lives of people.
In 2014, the Islamic State group could draw crowds of supporters, like these in Mosul, Iraq. But actual fighting recruits have been harder to come by.
A second plot was planned on 9/11, but there were too few terrorists to carry it off. Twenty years later, al-Qaida and its offshoot the Islamic State group still have trouble attracting recruits.