When water and boiling oil mix, the result can be explosive, as seen in this demonstration.
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Deep-fried turkeys are delicious, but making one can be dangerous. The scientific reason for fiery Thanksgiving mishaps? A difference in the densities of ice, water and oil.
While death may be a given, the certainty of taxes on candy depends on the state.
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Whether you pay tax on your Halloween treat supply depends on which state you live in and how it defines candy.
Buying enough groceries with government benefits is getting easier.
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Long-term increases like this are unusual. So is the fact that this increased governmental generosity began with a measure approved by Congress when Republicans held majorities in both chambers.
Emerald ash borer larva cut these feeding galleries on the trunk of a dead ash tree in Michigan.
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Biological control strategies curb pests using other species that attack the invader. A biologist explains why it can take more than a decade to develop an effective biological control program.
Langit dapat meregangkan pikiran Anda untuk merenungkan apa yang sebenarnya ada di luar sana.
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Para astronom tahu banyak tentang apa yang ada di luar angkasa – dan berpikir mungkin saja itu tidak akan pernah berakhir.
Black-legged ticks carry Lyme disease, which continues to spread widely across the United States.
How bad are ticks this year? An expert explains why tick-borne diseases are on the rise.
With wildfires, droughts and extreme storms in many parts of the world, climate warnings are starting to feel personal.
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These international climate assessments are used by governments worldwide as they weigh future risks and climate policies.
The Job-Ready Graduates policy aims to remove ‘the misalignment between the cost of teaching a degree and the revenue that a university receives to teach it’. But new research challenges its costings.
It can stretch your mind to ponder what’s really out there.
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Astronomers know a lot about what's in outer space – and think it's possible it never ends.
How big a deal is carbon leakage, anyway?
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It’s meant to stop what’s known as ‘carbon leakage’ – when production moves elsewhere to avoid climate policies – but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.
U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Miguel Cardona testifies during his confirmation hearing.
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Four experts weigh in on ways to replenish the US teacher workforce and curb burnout.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet Feb. 1 with Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, to discuss a coronavirus relief package.
Politicians say they want it, but how often, and under what circumstances, does bipartisanship really happen?
SNAP helps stock the cupboards of low-income people.
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The Biden administration is trying to shore up SNAP, a mainstay of the safety net.
Trump’s view of suburbia reflects a 1950s exclusively white place.
President Trump’s image of the suburbs is filled with white people; he wants their votes. But there is another contingent of suburban residents: African Americans, and they’re not in his corner.
Some states make it possible to use SNAP benefits at farmers markets.
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More Americans are getting benefits, and more of the people getting benefits are eligible for higher levels of support.
Computer algorithms can involve complicated math, but the concept of an algorithm is simple.
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A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
President Donald Trump may have removed his mask, but the uncertainty posed by his positive COVID-19 test continues.
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What might be the global geopolitical significance of Trump’s positive COVID-19 test?
Trump has tried to keep his taxes in the dark for years.
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Because the rich often have complicated deductions that dabble in the gray areas of tax law, it’s simply easier to audit the straightforward taxes of the working poor.
Pulverized ancient bone can provide DNA to scientists for analysis.
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By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Who gets a seat at the table?
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Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.