Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign logo inspired scholars to study the role of typeface in political communication.
Everything is political. And that includes typefaces, write two scholars who found that people see one group of typeface styles as liberal, another group of styles as conservative.
Discolored water can be caused by heavy metals, such as iron or copper. Iron can also act as a nutrient for organisms to grow in the pipes.
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Office buildings have been left mostly empty for weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic, leaving standing water in pipes where harmful organisms can grow. What happens when those buildings reopen?
Caribbean spiny lobsters normally live in groups, but healthy lobsters avoid members of their own species if they are infected with a deadly virus.
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Using distance to avoid getting sick has deep evolutionary roots for humans and many other species.
Commuters idle in rush-hour traffic outside Philadelphia.
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As the effects of climate change become clearer and more ominous, fossil fuel companies face a choice: Defy warnings of catastrophic climate change, or envision their roles in a post-carbon world.
Santé Canada impose des normes parmi les plus restrictives au monde sur le plomb, mais elles sont inefficaces sans procédures de tests et un programme de remplacement des canalisations.
Une enquête a montré que les niveaux de plomb dans l’eau de cinq villes canadiennes étaient comparables à ceux de Flint, au Michigan, au pire du scandale de l'eau contaminée.
Health Canada has some of the strongest limits on lead in the world, but they can’t be effective without testing and a plan to replace pipes.
An investigation showed that five Canadian cities had lead levels in their water on par with those in Flint, Mich. during its peak period of water contamination.
Pfc Elias Friedensohn in June 1945 at the Special Services Distributing Point, Seine Section, Paris, France.
An unprecedented survey of US GIs that began in 1941, preserved on microfilm, provides a raw and uncensored story of average Americans grappling with both national ideals and practical necessities.
Tiny houses on display in Portland, Oregon in 2017.
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Research shows that moving from a larger dwelling to a tiny home can change behavior in surprising ways.
Limpiar las encimeras y los teclados puede eliminar el virus de la gripe, ya que puede sobrevivir en esos lugares con facilidad.
Vacunarse contra la gripe es la mejor forma de detener la propagación, pero un reciente estudio aconseja aumentar la circulación del aire y limpiar las superficies para eliminar el virus del entorno.
Beach erosion in Nags Head, North Carolina, photographed May 15, 2005.
Many US coastal towns are building defenses to protect against rising seas and storms. This can encourage people to stay in place when they should be moving inland.
Plant hackers at work: microscopic oomycete spores infiltrating a plant root.
Oomycete spores hack into plants to get what they need, causing agricultural disease. Can researchers figure out how to close plants' security loopholes and create more resilient crops?
Crepúsculo en Silicon Valley desde Sierra Vista. San José, condado de Santa Clara, California, EEUU.
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Las grandes tecnológicas son noticia por maltratar a sus trabajadores, a los clientes y a la sociedad. ¿Está su potencial económico a punto de colapsar como ocurrió con Detroit hace años?
Once lauded for their vision and promise, Silicon Valley giants have made life so hard for locals that residents regularly protest the companies, including their amenities like charter buses to save workers from the region’s terrible traffic.
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Big technology firms are becoming known for mistreating workers, customers and society as a whole. Is an economic powerhouse about to collapse like Detroit did years go?
Cleaning counters and keyboards can remove flu virus, which can survive well there, a study suggests.
Vaccination against the flu is the best way to stop its spread, but a recent study suggests increasing air circulation and cleaning surfaces to remove the virus from the environment.
Proper guidance, support and advice can help university students enormously.
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Formal, accessible academic advice systems can help university graduation rates.
Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.
The Agriculture Department provides nearly $6 billion annually for land, water and wildlife conservation on farms. President Trump's 2019 budget drastically reduces funds for these programs.
Many cities collect valuable data on themselves.
Many cities lack the resources to analyze their own vast troves of administrative data.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
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Civilians have become so far removed from the military and war, it can be hard to understand veterans. Their poetry can help us connect.
Don’t overlook immediate safety in a search for something better.
Consumers with high hopes of driverless vehicles improving safety might be looking past the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference. It happened before – more than 60 years ago.
FEMA’s handling of Hurricane Katrina inspired resentment in the affected communities – but did it bring about real change in the organization?
Is the Federal Emergency Management Agency ready for the new era of disasters?