A visualization of daily life around Angkor Wat in the late 12th century.
Tom Chandler, Mike Yeates, Chandara Ung and Brent McKee, Monash University, 2021
Combining archaeological evidence, aerial scans and machine learning algorithms, researchers modeled how this medieval city grew over time.
A rally at the Alabama Statehouse on March 30, 2021, to draw attention to and protest anti-transgender legislation introduced in Alabama.
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A civil rights scholar looks at the large number of anti-transgender policies being debated and passed in state capitols. They are a staple issue for conservatives who want to rally their base.
Nicola Sturgeon wants to use a mandate at the May 6 elections to argue for a second independence referendum.
Plus, how researchers have discovered a biological switch that can turn neuroplasticity on and off in the brain. Listen to episode 13 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Understanding vaccine effectiveness stats can help you weigh the risks of travel.
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Understanding numbers in the news or social media can empower you to figure out risks and make good choices. Here's what to look out for to make sure you aren't misled by COVID-19 coverage.
Universities and other employers are encouraging workers to get vaccinated by doing it on site.
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Can companies legally require workers to get vaccinated? Employers have gotten so good at finding ways to get employees to comply with their policies that it may not matter.
The dining-out experience has changed as people wear masks and are separated by plexiglass in outdoor dining.
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The pandemic changed people's dining-out experience, with takeout becoming more common. But since dining out became fashionable in the 18th century, how and where people go to eat has been evolving.
Some college students have no home to return to.
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Even when the economy is strong, these young adults face economic hardship.
The colors in this microscope photo of a fruit fly brain show different types of neurons and the cells that surround them in the brain.
Sarah DeGenova Ackerman
Adaptable neurons are tied to learning and memory but also to neurological disorders. By studying fruit flies, researchers found a mechanism that controls neuroplasticity.
A woman visits New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art in September.
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Arts organizations have been particularly hard hit, but many may benefit from new sources of emergency government funding.
The name “clubhouse” conveys a sense of exclusivity, belonging and connection.
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Social media platform Clubhouse is a buzzy Silicon Valley darling, but its core attribute – audio chat – is unlikely to be a flash in the pan.
Scientist and seal, under the Antarctic ice.
McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory
Microphones on the seafloor recorded life under the Antarctic ice for two years – inadvertently catching seal trills and chirps that are above the range of human hearing. Could they be for navigation?
The man on the right wearing the Trump hat was identified by his badge as an employee of Navistar Direct Marketing, which fired him.
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The vast majority of US workers are deemed "at will," which means they can be fired at any time, without notice, and for any reason.
Front-line workers frequently make short TikTok videos while on the job.
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Workers are increasingly making short videos of themselves on the job and posting them to TikTok, creating a new challenge for employers trying to police their behavior.
Amy Coney Barrett has issued mixed rulings when it comes to workers.
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Barrett has written 15 opinions in cases involving employment law that offer a window into her nuanced approach to disputes between workers and employers.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at the first debate of the presidential campaign.
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They shouted, they interrupted, they insulted – and not entirely in equal measure. But Biden and Trump also touched on the issues occasionally. Our panel of experts analyzed three key exchanges.
What route did the first settlers to colonize the islands of the Caribbean take?
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Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.
COVID-19 has drastically changed the hospital experience.
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Born into a coronavirus world: how new parents and infants can stay safe.
The Riverside Fire, viewed from La Dee Flats in the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon on Sept. 9.
Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.
Permitir que se infectan deliberadamente a humanos con COVID-19 podría acelerar el proceso de los ensayos clínicos.
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Los ensayos de exposición en humanos conllevan riesgos importantes para los voluntarios, pero también podrían generar importantes beneficios para la humanidad: una vacuna para el coronavirus.
A family poses after the Not One Less protest in Missori Square in Milan on June 26. Family and friends are important allies against domestic violence.
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Domestic violence is always a problem, but especially during the pandemic. A recent study found that friends and family can help, but they, too, need support.