Ancient military innovations – like the bit and bridle that enabled mounted horseback riding – changed the course of history.
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Did ancient technological advancements drive social innovation, or vice versa? Studying cause and effect in the ancient world may seem like a fool’s errand, but researchers built a database to do just that.
Some colleges and universities may be using AI technology to help teach their students.
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A futurist who focuses on education technology says artificial intelligence is slowly making human professors less vital to colleges and universities.
After taking a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, Lollapalooza returned to Chicago in summer 2021.
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Some concertgoers reported being so moved by their first concerts in nearly two years that they wept with joy – a testament to the power of this unique form of human communion and connection.
Nixon resigned after tapes he had fought making public incriminated him in the Watergate coverup.
Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release to Congress of potentially embarrassing or incriminating documents puts the National Archives in the middle of an old legal conflict.
Is he looking at you or looking at personal information about you?
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Smart glasses like Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories could be used to record you surreptitiously. If the company adds facial recognition, you could be even more exposed.
Small inland towns can offer a haven for people escaping coastal climate change.
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If rural communities plan carefully – and some already are – they can reinvent themselves as the perfect homes for people fleeing wildfire and hurricane zones.
First-generation college students have less ‘college knowledge’ than students whose parents went to college.
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An expert on ‘college knowledge’ suggests strategies to boost your chances of getting into your dream school.
Theranos promised that a drop of blood could yield many health secrets.
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The FDA has chosen not to regulate lab-developed tests like the ones at the center of the Theranos trial.
As October begins, the Supreme Court opens its new term.
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The big case is about abortion, but there are other very important issues before the Supreme Court – including gun rights and government funding for religious schools.
Social media can provide ways for LGBTQ youth to learn more about, and stay connected to, their identities.
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While online communities may not fully address the isolation LGBTQ youth face in-person, they can serve as an important source of social support and a springboard for civic engagement.