A pride flag flies in front of the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City during a 2015 protest against church policy toward same-sex couples.
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The relationship between faith, politics and LGBTQ rights is more complicated than it can appear at first glance.
Meth, control and violence have shaped, but not defined, the lives of women like Misty.
Photo by Jared Ragland
Photographing the lives of women meth users in rural America.
Malgré une image romantique, l'écriture peut se révéler fastidieuse.
Que vous soyez un romancier primé ou un lycéen chargé de rédiger une dissertation pour le cours d’anglais : la peur et la frustration liés à l’écriture n’épargnent personne.
The romantic image of the writer doesn’t do justice to the tedious reality of churning out words, one after another.
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Since the earliest days of the written word, students and scholars have pleaded for help from higher powers, a sure sign that writing and frustration always have – and always will – go hand in hand.
A protest against bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, on April 8, 2021, after a young woman abducted for marriage was found dead.
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In rural Kyrgyzstan, 1 in 3 marriages begins with an abduction. Older generations see this as a harmless tradition, but two brides have been killed since 2018. A study finds other problems, too.
U.S. corporate boards still lack women.
More women on corporate boards means more opportunities for women, and better performances by businesses.
A seagrass meadow. For the first time, researchers have counted the greenhouse gases stored by and emitted from such ecosystems.
In a world-first, scientists have counted the greenhouse gas absorbed and emitted by Australia’s mangroves, seagrass and other ocean ecosystems.
Pour organiser leur invasion de la France tenue par les nazis, les forces alliées ont créé des ports flottants dans la Manche où les navires pouvaient accoster en toute sécurité pour envoyer des soldats et du matériel à terre.
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Les alliés ont installé des ports préfabriqués sur la côte normande pour permettre le débarquement puis leur approvisionnement.
Aucun exploit technique pareil n'a été tenté depuis en temps de guerre.
To stage their invasion of Nazi-held France, Allied forces created floating harbors in the English Channel where ships could safely dock to send soldiers and supplies ashore.
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How engineers helped the Allies defeat Nazi Germany and win World War II.
Demonstrators clash with riot security forces in Caracas, Venezuela.
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The authoritarian regime is pushing ahead despite widespread objections. A peaceful resolution is far from sight.
Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela’s government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
A political sign in West Virginia reflects the claim that the Obama administration, by developing policies to reduce carbon emission, was waging a campaign against the industry.
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Scholars of communications pick apart the rhetoric behind the ‘war on coal’ and explain why it ultimately benefits the coal industry.
University students protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in October.
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Venezuela’s economic crisis is deepening, and dialogue between the government and its opposition is tense. What will it take to avoid full on dictatorship and an outbreak of political violence?
Despite ongoing conflict in the DRC, the number of endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park has increased.
For the survival of iconic species in Africa, it is crucial that conservation efforts do not ignore conflict zones.
Ecouter une musique belle et émouvante, et, soudain, ressentir un plaisir qui vous donne la chair de poule… La science cherche pourquoi certaines personnes, et pas d'autres, ont un orgasme musical.
Many can identify with the phenomenon of feeling a thrill – followed by a chill – when listening to a particularly moving piece of music.
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When seeing or hearing something poignant, many get the chills. But about one-third of the population doesn’t feel this sensation.
Sea turtles eating more seagrass could threaten the ocean’s ability to store carbon.
Sharks and other ocean predators help protect the ocean’s carbon stores by keeping other wildlife in check.
Water makes all the difference for agricultural crops.
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The majority of water that people use goes to agriculture. In a drier, hungrier future, we’ll need to use what water we have with less waste. Technologies being developed now will help.
One problem with wind power: the wind doesn’t always blow.
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Consumers of wind power pay twice: first via their monthly electricity bill and a second time as taxpayers to finance billions of dollars in subsidies.
Time exposed photo of the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe Launch into the aurora.
The aurora borealis lights up the Arctic night skies. Also called the Northern Lights, the phenomenon is the result of beams of charged particles tracing along the Earth’s magnetic field and entering the…