Shamans from the organization Tengeri conduct an offering ritual in 2013 to Bukhe Bator, the spirit master of the Selenga River, Republic of Buryatia, Russian Federation.
Animism describes religions in which humans are connected to the landscape around them but do not dominate it.
New schools can spur neighborhood growth.
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Community members want their schools to address issues beyond academics, new research suggests.
Presiden William Howard Taft dan istrinya mengendarai mobil bertenaga uap ini pada tahun 1909.
Teknologi ini, populer ketika mobil pertama kali digunakan, memiliki kebangkitan singkat di tahun 1970-an.
Most plastic products that are clear and strong are made using bisphenol A, or BPA.
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The US Environmental Protection Agency is reexamining the health effects of bisphenol A. A chemist explains why BPA is in plastics and why it’s hard to find a safe replacement.
Research suggests that many people prefer ghosting rather than open and honest conversations that might lead to conflict and stress.
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With online use ever-increasing, so is the rise of ghosting – when friends decide to disappear into the social ether.
President William Howard Taft and his wife rode in this steam-powered automobile in 1909.
This technology, popular when automobiles first caught on, had a short resurgence in the 1970s.
A visitor pays respects at a memorial created outside Robb Elementary School to honor the victims killed in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
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The word ‘evil’ sends a clear message – or does it? There are deep tensions in what the word means, and what it can accomplish.
People bought the last remaining groceries at a Finnish PRISMA store that was closing down in in St. Petersburg in March.
Despite the ruble’s recovery, sanctions have actually dealt a punishing blow to the Russian economy. But changing Putin’s mind is another matter.
Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war are buried in Lviv in early March 2022.
Plus, a rare archive of Ukrainian dissident literature from the Soviet era is now in danger. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Tu Youyou shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015.
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Discover the stories of five trailblazing women – Tharp, Nice, Tu, Noether and Wu – who worked in STEM during the 20th century.
As the ruble crumbles, are the wheels falling off the Russian economy?
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Soaring inflation and a run on the banks signal that punishing sanctions resulting from the invasion of Ukraine are already inflicting economic pain.
The author’s father, Wolodymyr ‘Mirko’ Pylyshenko, pictured in an ID card at a German displacement camp for Ukrainians.
Many Ukrainian Americans feel connected to Ukraine’s history and independence, including scholar Katja Kolcio. She writes about her family’s work preserving Ukrainian culture as immigrants in the US.
On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Whoopi Goldberg said, “I don’t want to make a fake apology.”
In the absence of meaningful national dialogue about race, the American public often turns to entertainers to unpack complicated social issues.
Great playwrights have always used the theater to narrate and interrogate the history of their society.
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To the famous composer, the gun serves not as a tool of self-defense, but as an instrument of self-expression and self-realization.
A gun rights advocate walks through the rotunda of the Kentucky Capitol. Some lawyers argue that the 1689 English Bill of Rights created the legal basis for public carry of weapons in the U.S.
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Many gun rights advocates claim that the right to carry guns is a universal right that has spanned centuries and nations. History tells a different story.
Tube worms, anemones and mussels clustered near a hydrothermal vent on the Galapagos Rift.
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Oceanographer Robert D. Ballard, who is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, has written a memoir recounting his biggest discoveries and calling for more ocean exploration.
Le procès de mise en accusation montre que la démocratie américaine est en bien mauvais état.
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L’acquittement de l’ancien président Trump, mis en accusation pour avoir incité à l’attaque du Capitole est un symptôme du déclin du système constitutionnel américain qui est rongé de l’intérieur.
The impeachment trial shows American democracy is in bad shape.
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The vote to acquit former President Trump for inciting the attack on the Capitol is a symptom of the dramatic decline of the US constitutional system, which is being eroded from within.
Retour au port du Guilvinec (Finistère) après une journée de pêche.
L’océan Atlantique continue de s’étendre mais les hommes surexploitent ses ressources, dont l’espèce la plus célèbre – la morue – illustre les ravages de la pêche à outrance.
Kapal memancing memasuki Le Guilvinec, Brittany, Prancis.
Samudra Atlantik masih berkembang, namun manusia sudah melakukan eksploitasi terhadap sumber daya yang ada. Contoh terkenal untuk kasus overfishing adalah ikan kod di Atlantik Utara.