The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant seen across the Dnieper River, which was receding after a downstream dam was destroyed.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency says the plant has enough water to last for several months. What happens afterward or if the remaining water is lost to the war could lead to a disaster.
Gliomas can form connections with distant areas of the brain, exploiting them for their own spread and growth.
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Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain cancer, causing significant decline in cognitive function. New research suggests a common anti-seizure drug could help control tumor growth.
Lt. Gen. Arthur Gregg attends a ceremony on April 27, 2023, in which a military base was renamed in his honor.
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The last relics of ‘lost cause’ ideology are being removed, as a federal panel renames US military bases that honored Confederate generals.
The breach of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine could have lasting ecological and health impacts.
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Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for the attack on crucial civilian infrastructure. Experts explain what the incident means for future war plans, and for the safety of the affected region.
Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence appear together in November 2020.
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Pence’s announcement that he will run for president brings to mind how rare it is for a vice president to compete against a former running mate.
The hours spent – and the content viewed – by teens on social media can lead to depression, anxiety and body image issues.
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Research shows that social media, with it endless promotion of unrealistic standards of beauty, has had a negative impact on millions of young people.
A witness cries while giving testimony in a trial against former Guatemalan dictator Gen. José Efraín Ríos Montt in 2013.
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College students learn about people who have dedicated their professional lives to reducing the threat of violence – and their successes and failures.
Wildfires can destroy hundreds of homes within hours.
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It’s not a question of if insurance will become unavailable or unaffordable in areas at high risk of wildfires, hurricanes and other damage – it’s a question of when. A disaster risk expert explains.
Olmec culture deeply shaped later Mesoamerican civilizations like the Aztecs.
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The return of an important monument to Mexico puts a spotlight on a culture whose influence is still felt in the Americas today.
Many types of makeup contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
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Finding cosmetics that are free of hormone- disrupting chemicals often means paying more. An epidemiologist explains the risk, particularly for young women.
The Peach Drop celebration marks the new year in Atlanta on Jan. 1, 2023.
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A 90% crop loss in the Peach State may sound like a disaster, but Georgia isn’t actually the Big Apple of peach production that it claims to be.
‘I don’t drink coffee, I take tea’ – the quintessential Englishman in, well, D.C.
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The UK leader’s visit to the US comes amid trouble at home, with low ratings for his Conservative Party. But don’t expect much joy for Sunak on trade or Northern Ireland.
The USS Chung-Hoon observes a Chinese navy ship cross into its path.
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What was behind the latest encounter between US and Chinese military vessels in contested waters?
Will the debt ceiling bill negotiated by President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy be a lasting solution?
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Compromises, no matter how horrible, have long been used to solve seemingly intractable political problems – but at a cost.
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.