The author captures threads of a dialect by recording words for “Michipicoten” in an open-air meeting with community elders.
A scholar works to document local dialect of the Ojibwe language that was spoken by his grandmother.
The first encounters between European settlers and Native Americans are captured on a wood engraving in this 1888 image.
Popular culture often describes scalping − the forceful removing of a person’s scalp − as an indigenous practice. But white settlers accelerated this form of violence against Native Americans.
Photograph of the first Solvay Conference in 1911 at the Hotel Metropole. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes is standing third from the right.
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Superconductivity may sound like science fiction, but the first experiments to achieve it were conducted over a century ago. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, credited with the discovery, won a Nobel Prize in 1913.
The course of nanotechnology, like the carbon nanotubes in this laboratory, has been guided by many stakeholders.
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Two decades ago, the nanotechnology revolution avoided stumbling by bringing a wide range of people to the table to chart its development. The window is closing fast on AI following suit.
Messenger RNA carries the instructions for life from DNA to the rest of the cell.
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In the spotlight for its role in COVID-19 vaccines – and a Nobel Prize – mRNA is not a new invention. It’s a crucial messenger molecule at work every day in every cell in your body.
This message probably popped up on your phone on Oct. 4, 2023.
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If an alert from the federal government popped up on your phone, did you notice it? Did you know who it was from? Did you trust it?
The U.S. government is the single largest buyer of services and goods, like vehicles. That has an impact on the economy.
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The Biden administration directed agencies to consider the cost of greenhouse gas emissions in their future purchasing and budget decisions. An example shows just how much is at stake.
Each year, services on St. Francis’ feast day draw humans and animals alike to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.
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Medieval monastics were often discouraged from owning companion animals, which were viewed as a distraction, a religion scholar explains.
What’s a good way to get people to participate in blood drives?
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Because not everyone who is eligible to give blood donates at least once a year, there are periodic shortages, like the one the American Red Cross declared on Sept. 11, 2023.
Is justice – and are the justices – blind to partisan politics?
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The ‘most divided’ Supreme Court ever may have been in 1941, when seven of the nine justices were New Deal supporters appointed by the same president, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
New research hints at how psychedelics can trigger rapid, lasting change.
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Change in the brain usually comes with plenty of effort over time. Neuroscientists are working to understand how psychedelic drugs provide a shortcut that seems to rely on existing brain systems.
Karikó and Weissman first began working together in 1985.
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The prestigious prize was awarded to Dr Katalin Karikó and Dr Drew Weissman from the University of Pennsylvania.
Astronomers can estimate ages for stars outside the Solar System, but not planets.
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Measuring the ages of planets and stars is tricky. An observational astrophysicist describes the subtle clues that provide good estimates for how old different space objects are.
Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife arrive at the U.S. District Court in New York City on Sept. 27, 2023.
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California’s governor has already announced his pick for the the seat, Laphonza Butler. Here’s more on the state-by-state process for replacing a senator who has died, is facing criminal charges or has serious illness.
The text on a single bag of coffee can feel like information overload.
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If you’ve decided to look for coffee that’s better for the earth or the people making it, you might need some help translating all the industry lingo.
New cardinals at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sept. 30, 2023.
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The College of Cardinals is an important part of the church’s governance structure. Its members elect the next pope and help develop future policies for the church.
The intersection of politics and social media is fertile ground for AI-powered disinformation.
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ChatGPT and its ilk give propagandists and intelligence agents a powerful new tool for interfering in politics. The clock is ticking on learning to spot this disinformation before the 2024 election.
Smuggled rare Mexican box turtles intercepted by U.S. officials at the Port of Memphis.
More than half of the world’s turtle species are endangered or threatened, and overhunting of wild species is a major cause.
Extreme rainfall in the Himalayas caused extensive damage in 2022 and 2023.
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There’s a rule of thumb that rainfall intensity increases by about 7% per degree Celsius as temperatures rise. But the increase is much higher in the mountains, scientists found.
Showing sexism the red card.
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The jokes, memes and skits came thick and fast – but behind the humor were serious points.