President Lyndon Johnson delivers the commencement address at Howard University on June 4, 1965.
President Lyndon Johnson’s commencement address at Howard University in 1965 offered a compelling argument on the need for affirmative action. His policies have been challenged ever since.
Cane toads: very large, very invasive and very poisonous.
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Behavior-based interventions could boost conservation efforts, but raise their own set of tricky ethical issues.
Under 10% of political donations from academic scholars go to Republican causes.
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Public data about individual donors’ political contributions supports the perception that American academia leans left.
Blockchain technology has many uses beyond cryptocurrency.
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There are many uses for digital systems that are not centrally controlled and that allow large numbers of people to participate securely, even if they don’t all know and trust each other.
Addressing the increased risks of certain diseases among those with Down syndrome could help improve their quality of life.
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People with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome 21. Understanding the effects of those triplicated genes could help improve the health of those with Down syndrome and other medical conditions.
Patrons at the Eldorado, a popular LGBTQ cabaret in Berlin during the Weimar years.
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Only in the past few years have the stories and experiences of trans people in Nazi Germany come to light.
A street mural by Manuel Acevedo at Halsey Place in Newark, N.J.
Art can help anchor places even as they are reshaped.
Fish in a kelp forest off San Benito Island, Mexico.
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Humans rely on the ocean for food, jobs and other resources, but these systems are being stressed to the brink.
Students can use AI chatbots to break down a complex assignment into smaller steps.
Schools are blocking access to ChatGPT on their computers to try to prevent students from cheating. Two experts on academic cheating offer a very different strategy.
A newly built accessory dwelling unit in Los Angeles.
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Though accessory dwelling units have been around for centuries, a recent survey found that 71% of Americans were unfamiliar with the concept.
Rapper Offset apologized over a homophobic slur.
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Greater representation in rap from LGBTQ artists comes as mainstream artists atone for past lyrics.
The Rose-veiled fairy wrasse, a small reef fish discovered in 2022.
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From fluffy crabs that wear sea sponge hats to worms that glow in the dark, scientists are constantly finding amazing new life forms in the ocean.
One symptom of arsenic poisoning is the growth of plaques on the skin called arsenical keratosis.
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Millions of people worldwide are exposed via soil and water to arsenic, whether naturally occurring or related to pollution. Chronic exposure is linked to the formation of cancer stem cells.
It’s not true that college students reject challenging ideas wholesale and oppose conservative views.
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The quality of public debate over free speech in higher education matters. And the debate right now gets the facts all wrong.
Kansas legislators Brenda Landwehr, left, and Chris Croft confer during a vote on an anti-transgender bathroom bill, which both support.
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Transgender people are more than four times as likely to be the victim of a crime as cisgender people.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has billed the deal as a victory for his party.
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Congress passed and the president signed the deal just days before the US was expected to default on its debt.
Andrew Brimmer gets sworn in as a member of the Federal Reserve Board. President Lyndon Johnson, right, Brimmer’s wife and daughter look on.
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Andrew Brimmer, the first African American on the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve, helped develop the blueprint for the Central Bank of Sudan.
Getting all four stars has its rewards.
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Getting an extra star or two from a prominent ratings group can make a bigger difference than a social media campaign or a slew of thank-you calls.
Having a new baby can upend everything about your old life.
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How you tell the story of a momentous event can help you make sense of what happened. Research finds new moms’ and dads’ narratives around childbirth held clues about their transition to parenthood.
An AI-driven political campaign could be all things to all people.
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Artificial intelligence looks like a political campaign manager’s dream because it could tune its persuasion efforts to millions of people individually – but it could be a nightmare for democracy.