Vladimir Putin’s anti-opposition tactics helped pull off the parliamentary win.
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Russia’s Central Election Commission announced results that give a strong majority to United Russia. It was met with skepticism, if little surprise.
Crowds gather at dusk in Austin, Texas, to watch some 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge to feed from their roost under the Congress Avenue Bridge.
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Bats roost under bridges and culverts across North America, so highway departments have to check for them before repairing bridges. A new AI tool makes those inspections faster and more accurate.
The rug designs tend to contain symbols – AK-47s, 9/11 and drones – that reflect an outsider’s understanding of war.
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War rugs are more reflections of market forces than memorials to suffering.
The global economy depends on shipping containers.
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Before the container was standardized, loading and unloading goods was very labor-intensive, inefficient and costly.
With a beam of light, an otoscope allows a clinician to examine the ear canal and eardrum.
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With mask-wearing and kids out of school last winter, viral upper respiratory infections decreased. However, clinicians have seen a return of respiratory viruses this summer and ear infections are up too.
The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 designated a new class of OTC hearing aids.
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Only 3.7% of people in the U.S. with hearing difficulty own hearing aids. Thanks to a federal law in progress of being implemented, OTC hearing aids may help bridge the gap.
An entovegan might happily eat an insect burger like this one, believing that their diet is both sustainable and ethical.
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Insect farming is growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional livestock and feed production. A scholar evaluates what that means in terms of trillions of insect lives.
Emergency medical technicians aid a COVID-19 patient at his home in Louisville, Kentucky. Like much of the U.S., Louisville is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 patients requiring emergency transport to medical facilities.
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Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
Artist’s evidence-based depiction of the blast, which had the power of 1,000 Hiroshimas.
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New research suggests that fire from the sky in the form of a small asteroid annihilated a city near the Dead Sea 3,600 years ago.
No third dose for now.
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An FDA panel has voted against recommending approval of a booster COVID-19 shot for the general population – disappointing some public health officials.
People wait in line to receive a vaccine shot against COVID-19 in Belgrade, Serbia, Aug. 17, 2021. Serbia and other countries have started administering booster doses. Meanwhile, more than half the world’s population has not had a first dose.
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Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
Facebook has known that its algorithms enable trolls to spread propoganda.
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You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray, something organized disinformation campaigns count on.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez making a fashion statement.
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In 1950, the top 0.01% of earners paid almost 70% of their income in taxes. By 2018, the super-rich paid proportionately less than the average for all other Americans.
Astronomers have found a way to estimate the number of stars in the universe.
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Scientists have a good estimate on the staggering number of stars in the universe.
Methane is the world’s second most abundant greenhouse gas, and it’s many times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.
Many nurses are physically and emotionally exhausted from the toll of COVID-19.
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Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.