A coyote on a golf course in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 19, 2011.
Urban coyotes prey on rodents and spread plant seeds. It’s OK to observe them from a distance, but then you should chase them off.
En 2016 dans le parc du Yellowstone, l’incendie Maple a brûlé les jeunes arbres qui avaient poussé après les feux de 1988 (photo prise en 2017).
Les feux de l’été 1988 ont brûlé un tiers du parc de Yellowstone aux États-Unis. Depuis, le parc a constitué un laboratoire précieux pour étudier comment les forêts se remettent des incendies.
Social Security makes it more likely the elderly have enough food.
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Higher Social Security benefits can significantly reduce the odds of an older person’s being food insecure.
Before the pandemic, an intergenerational tea party wouldn’t have seemed a risky proposition.
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People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
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President Samia Hassan may have been an ‘accidental president’ but Tanzania’s leader has set out to showcase her own political strategy.
Presenting a unified front.
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Biden tapped into themes of unity – both among Americans and with Western allies – while warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that he had badly miscalculated in invading Ukraine.
Los residentes de Donetsk han sido evacuados en los últimos días.
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Vladimir Putin ha enviado tropas a las regiones del este de Ucrania conocidas como el Donbás. Así es la vida de los habitantes de los territorios separatistas.
Residents of Donetsk have been evacuated in recent days.
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Vladimir Putin has sent troops into the eastern Ukraine regions known as the Donbas. Here’s what life has been like for people living in the separatist territories.
When not hibernating, ground squirrels need to feast to store energy.
Months not eating or moving don’t result in muscle wasting and loss of function for animals that hibernate. New research found gut microbes help their hosts hold onto and use nitrogen to build proteins.
Zanzibar’s anti-riot police officers stand guard over protesters cornered during opposition protests in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
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The emerging partisan politics and the polarisation it creates is a new threat for Tanzania.
Economic hardships, lack of transportation and family crises can keep kids out of school.
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The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
A survey of U.S. history teachers found they teach about 9/11 primarily on the date of the anniversary.
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The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is an opportunity for teachers to focus less on recreating the day and more on what students can learn from it, two curriculum experts argue.
A customer shops at a drive-thru farmers market in Overland Park, Kansas, on May 2, 2020.
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Farmers markets aren’t just for yuppies – they are increasingly serving customers at all social and economic levels, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporters of the National Resistance Movement celebrate.
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These appointments provoked debate in Uganda, reflecting both the constraints and the possibilities of women’s rights reform in an authoritarian country.
The big wildcard for sea level rise is Antarctica.
If emissions continue at their current pace, Antarctica will cross a threshold into runaway sea rise when today’s kids are raising families. Pulling CO2 out of the air later won’t stop the ice loss.
Reveling in dislike can give us a modicum of control in a world that inundates us with content.
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Loudly proclaiming your dislikes isn’t snobbery. There can be a power and poetry to putrescence.
Public service announcements, news articles and social media posts are all part of the coronavirus messaging landscape.
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During the pandemic, clear and reliable health communication can literally be a life-and-death issue. Researchers who focus on the science of science communication highlight strategies that work.
School lunch is a lot less fun during a pandemic.
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Students are spreading out when they eat and using more single-serve packaging. Future changes to school meals could be less visible.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli played the long political game.
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He came into office with a reputation for making broken systems work, but as he began his second presidential term John Magufuli became known as a ruthless and ambitious authoritarian.
Migrants pray at a March 2 demonstration at San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, to demand clearer U.S. migration policies.
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Research suggests that reminding Americans – Democrats and Republicans – of their family history creates empathy for immigrants and more favorable views toward immigration.