President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address.
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President Biden outlined his achievements in key policy areas and sketched out his plans for the rest of his term in office.
Dwindling numbers means more inexperienced officers.
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Police departments have faced recruitment and retention problems since the 2020 George Floyd protests. It has meant some agencies have had to lower standards to attract new officers.
The white ‘bathtub ring’ around Lake Powell, which is roughly 110 feet high, shows the former high water mark.
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Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
A couple rides on a float with a handcart during the parade for Pioneer Day, an annual Utah holiday, on July 24, 2019, in Salt Lake City.
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The Utah holiday is a reflection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ slowly changing identity, a historian of Mormonism and migration writes.
When trees burn, all the carbon they have stored goes back into the atmosphere.
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More carbon dioxide in the air doesn’t necessarily mean more growth for trees, and the increasing risk of wildfires and drought has major consequences, as an interactive map shows.
Snowmaking machines blow cold water, which freezes before it hits the ground.
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Snowmaking machines can produce enough snow to cover a run, but artificial snow is very different from natural flakes that fall from the sky.
Sign at a boat ramp on Lake Mead, near Boulder City, Nevada, Aug. 13, 2021. The lake currently is roughly two-thirds empty.
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A Western scholar proposes allocating water from the Colorado River based on percentages of its actual flow instead of fixed amounts that exceed what’s there – and including tribes this time.
Kids who’ve had traumatic experiences are more likely to act out at school.
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Abuse, neglect or witnessing violence at home can lead kids to misbehave. Some schools are doing away with expulsions to focus on childhood trauma instead.
The issue of trans rights was bound to butt up against realms of American society separated by gender.
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Many aspects of American society, from language to sports to fashion, remain structured or separated by gender.
Parents and caregivers can shop all the aisles of toy and clothing stores to show children that gendered norms are arbitrary and can be crossed.
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A genderqueer sociologist offers tips to disrupt gender-based discrimination in childhood.
Research shows that arrests for serious crimes are quite rare.
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When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
Echo chambers are resistant to voices from outside.
Rush Limbaugh is said to have presented the world as a simple binary – as a struggle only between good and evil. That worked, as a philosopher explains, because many people live in echo chambers.
Bagaimana caranya melindungi aset biodiversitas tanpa membuat peneliti asing takut?
Tanpa memperbaiki sistem perizinan penelitian asing, UU Sisnas Iptek dapat menghambat kolaborasi riset internasional.
Can Indonesia tackle illegal shipment of biological samples without scaring away foreign scientists?
Researchers say that without first cutting down on the country’s notorious red tape, Indonesia’s newly signed science law will discourage international collaboration.
South Africans who receive welfare grants vote for the governing African National Congress more than any other party.
The survey findings show that people who had taken part in protests over the last five years were more likely to vote for opposition parties.
More than 14 million kids attend summer camp each year.
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Summer camps – long the stuff of American lore – can teach kids important life lessons as they have some fun along the way. Two experts on summer camp offer insight into what those lessons are.
It might sound scary, but the ‘dark web’ is not much different from the rest of the internet.
Begun as part of efforts to preserve online anonymity and privacy, Freenet, Tor and the Invisible Internet Project are, like the rest of the web, home to both crime and free expression.
Slums like this one in Rio de Janeiro embody the problems Paul Ehrlich warned of in ‘The Population Bomb.’
Fifty years ago biologist Paul Ehrlich published ‘The Population Bomb,’ an apocalyptic warning that overcrowding would lead to wars and famine. Here’s what the book got right and wrong.
Some U.S. nonprofits are praising China’s anti-pollution efforts.
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Just like with Cold War-era red-baiting, there’s an apparent effort to discredit and undermine critics of the US government.
Shifting family structures mean our understanding of housework needs updating.
Existing theories of housework focus on traditional gender roles. But they need to be updated to reflect a more nuanced idea of gender, one that allows for dynamics in same-sex relationships.