The author examining pictographs in 60th Unnamed Cave, Tennessee.
For thousands of years, Native Americans left their artistic mark deep within caves in the American Southeast. It wasn’t until 1980 that these ancient visual expressions were known to archaeologists.
The Supreme Court has no army to enforce its decisions; its authority rests solely on its legitimacy.
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The Supreme Court is a leading player in enacting policy in the US. But it has no army to enforce its decisions; its authority rests solely on its legitimacy.
Fall armyworm devouring a soybean leaf.
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This year’s unprecedented fall armyworm invasion has laid waste to lawns, athletic fields and crops. Is it a fluke? When will it end?
The University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority runs out of Bryant-Denny Stadium during bid day in 2014.
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There’s plenty to critique about sorority culture. But going after Southern accents is punching down.
George Green – the son of distiller Nathan ‘Nearest’ Green – was one of seven generations of the Green family who worked for the Jack Daniel’s distillery.
Black Americans’ contributions to some of the country’s most iconic dishes and spirits are finally starting to be recognized in the media and in museum exhibitions.
Americans throw away around $5.89 billion worth of frozen food a year.
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Scientists are looking for safe new ways to prevent ice from damaging food in frozen storage, which costs consumers billions of dollars a year in wasted food.
In seven years, the lanternfly has spread from Berks County, northwest of Philadelphia, to large areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and both south and north.
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The spotted lanternfly, native to Asia, is spreading fast since arriving in the United States seven years ago. An entomologist explains why this is a big problem.
Beracun atau bisa dimakan?
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Racun bisa menjadi pertahanan mematikan yang membantu jamur memastikan sporanya menyebar ke tempat baru untuk tumbuh menjadi jamur baru.
That smile may hurt sales.
A new study found that sales went down when salespeople conveyed emotion during their pitch – including expressions of happiness.
Images of students on school Facebook pages could fall into the wrong hands.
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When school officials post photos about students on Facebook, they may be inadvertently enabling data mining firms and others to use the information for other purposes, new research has found.
Tens of millions of American families are getting a monthly allowance from Uncle Sam.
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Experts explain the significance of this new ‘allowance.’
The Supreme Court has pushed back three challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
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Support for the Affordable Care Act is at an all-time high.
A behavior from kittenhood persists in many adult cats.
According to a veterinarian, the behavior some people call 'kneading the dough' or 'making biscuits' is a clue your cat feels comfortable around you.
Poisonous or edible?
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Poison can be a deadly defense that helps a mushroom make sure its spores are spread to new places to grow into baby mushrooms.
Seeing through walls has long been a staple of comics and science fiction. Something like it could soon be a reality.
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The murky blobs visible with today’s wall-penetrating radar could soon give way to detailed images of people and things on the other side of a wall – and even measure people’s breathing and heart rate.
A Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California.
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As global oil consumption drops, oil companies are pivoting to petrochemicals, and could crowd out bio-based alternatives.
Socioeconomic and cultural data can help governments predict and slow the spread of the next pandemic.
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Many governments, including the US, already collect and make public population statistics that could help them prepare for the next pandemic.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement covers a broad range of goods and services, including food safety standards.
Rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost trade in Southeast Asia, counter China and help show the world the US is back.
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We now have a glimpse into where early Indigenous Australians likely travelled all those tens of thousands of years ago.
Nearly all U.S. families with children will benefit.
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For middle-class and wealthy families, securing government aid tends to be free of hassles. For low-income families, the process is often stigmatizing and the benefits meager.