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.
Class is in session in Uruguay, one of the first countries in the Western Hemisphere to reopen its schools.
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Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
President Donald Trump at the Tulsa campaign rally, where he said he had slowed down COVID-19 testing to keep the numbers low.
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The absence of trust in a nation's leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
Richmond’s towering 1890 Robert E. Lee statue is transformed by protests following the killing of George Floyd.
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A Richmond court says the city cannot remove its controversial Robert E. Lee sculpture because an 1890 land deed gave the Confederate monument 'to the people' of Virginia, not its government.
Richmond’s towering Robert E. Lee statue is transformed by protests following the killing of George Floyd. Is removal next?
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On June 19, a court will decide whether Virginia must obey a 1890 deed that gave the state a plot of prime Richmond land as long as it would 'faithfully guard' the Robert E. Lee statue erected there.
Without a vaccine, getting to herd immunity would mean many more illnesses and deaths.
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Without a vaccine, the cost of reaching herd immunity during a pandemic is counted in lives lost, and it won't quickly stop the virus's spread.
Life is resuming in Uruguay, where some students returned to school in April and the remainder will go back in on June 29.
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Pandemic devastation surrounds it on all sides, but tiny Uruguay has COVID-19 under control – just the latest win for a country that's always stood out.
Antibodies are incredibly good at finding the coronavirus. Antigen tests put them to work.
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An antigen test was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in early May. A biochemist explains how COVID-19 antigen tests work.
Ticks like this one, shown magnified with an electron microscope, can transmit bacteria that cause severe illnesses in humans.
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What might look like a mild case of COVID-19 could actually be a bacterial infection from a tick bite, with potentially debilitating symptoms if it goes untreated.
Her deep breath has to get to the baby.
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A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it's exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother's blood delivers it.