The death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish hospital in 2012 after she was denied an abortion during a miscarriage caused outrage across Ireland.
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In 1983, a constitutional referendum outlawed abortion in Ireland. In 2018, another referendum repealed the ban and legalized abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. What happened?
Most women helped by these charities are in their 20s.
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These nonprofits help with abortion access, but on average they don’t cover all costs, researchers have found.
Since the mid-1990s, people have been doing less and less walking or bicycling to work and school and spending a lot more time staring at screens.
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Research is revealing that fitness trackers alone can be helpful facilitators toward changing a sedentary lifestyle but don’t motivate people to increase their physical activity.
Hal yang sama yang membuat mata mereka bersinar membantu kucing melihat lebih baik dalam cahaya redup.
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Seorang dokter mata hewan menjelaskan apa yang terjadi.
Long-distance running requires planning, from pacing to stoking the body’s engines.
What is the best strategy for running your best race? A new computer model might soon join your training team.
Native grasses, long overlooked, have been shown to benefit cattle and diverse native animals.
Growing native grasses as cattle forage is an example of working lands conservation – balancing human use of the land with conservation goals.
The same thing that makes their eyes glow helps cats see better in dim light.
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A veterinary ophthalmologist explains what’s going on.
QR codes are visual patterns that store data smartphones can read.
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Here’s what happens when you scan one of those ubiquitous two-dimensional black-and-white patterns.
Magnetic fusion reactors contain super hot plasma in a donut-shaped container called a tokamak.
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In January 2022, the JET fusion experiment produced more power over a longer period of time than any past attempt. Two physicists explain the engineering advancements that made the result possible.
Hundreds of plantation museums dot the South.
Plantation museums could be ideal venues for students to learn about the nation’s history of race-based slavery, but only if they stop whitewashing the horrors of what took place on their grounds.
Was the way she spoke another strand of deception in the web of fraud spun by the former Theranos CEO?
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A speech expert wonders what this says about the pressures women in leadership roles feel – and the broader cultural impulse to police the way women speak and sound.
Nuclear fusion is what generates the energy of the sun: scientists are getting closer to controlling a sustained fusion reaction on Earth.
Plus, the social pressure some people feel to be happy in the world’s happiest countries. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Specialized anatomy means flightless penguins are master swimmers.
How did penguins end up with so few bones – and become lightning-fast swimmers?
Like much else, scientific labs have been shut down by the pandemic.
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Supply chain issues, emergency science, social distancing requirements and a lot more free time offered both challenges and opportunities for research scientists.
Destrozos en Mayfield, Kentucky, tras el paso de un tornado por la zona el 11 de diciembre de 2021.
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Los tornados en diciembre no son inusuales en los estados de la costa del golfo y la parte baja del valle del Misisipi, pero la oleada del 10 y 11 de diciembre fue extrema y de gran alcance.
Damage in Mayfield, Kentucky, after a tornado swept through the area on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Tornadoes in December aren’t unusual in the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley states, but the Dec. 10-11 outbreak was extreme and far-reaching.
Wild ocelots hunt alone at night.
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There are so few wild ocelots in the US that the cats are becoming inbred, with a bad prognosis for their ultimate survival. But researchers are perfecting ways to get new genes into the population.
Permaculture practitioners manage their gardens or farms in ways inspired by the sustainability and resilience of healthy natural ecosystems.
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Permaculture – a mashup of ‘permanent’ and ‘culture’ – is a way of doing agriculture that’s inspired by the resilience and biodiversity of healthy natural ecosystems.
Crosses in honor of fallen Marines stand atop a hill near Camp Pendleton, California.
For some military members, a hillside in California embodies the sacrifices of serving.
Three upright walkers, including Lucy (center) and two specimens of
Australopithecus sediba, a human ancestor from South Africa dating back nearly 2 million years.
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Walking has taken a very long time to develop, with evidence of bipedalism among early humans in Africa roughly 4.4 million years ago.