Graphene has many incredible physical properties that arise from its one-atom-thick carbon structure.
Graphene is superstrong and superconductive, and it has applications in everything from construction to electronics. But to date there have been almost no commercial uses of the material.
Failure can be helpful if it’s understood correctly.
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Avoiding failure by playing it safe may limit opportunities for learning and growth.
Deep ‘blue holes,’ like this one off Belize, can collect evidence of hurricanes.
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As an unusual 2022 hurricane season ends on Nov. 30, a look back at hurricane history suggests we may be significantly underestimating future risks.
Emotions can get in the way of knowing what’s true.
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What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
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A new survey suggests three ways consumers are behaving like the US economy is in crisis, which may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Mehmet Oz speaks on Nov. 8, 2022, shortly before losing his bid for Pennsylvania senator during the midterm elections.
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Celebrity politicians have instant name recognition. But unless they trump competitors in fundraising, and hit other check boxes, they aren’t any more likely to win than traditional politicians.
In deep brain stimulation, electrodes – the pale white lines – are implanted into a patient’s brain and connected to a battery in a person’s chest.
Deep brain stimulation and trasncranial magnetic stimulation treat mental illness by sending electrical currents into parts of the brain. Every new patient provides researchers with a wealth of information. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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Wilma Mankiller served in the top leadership role of the Cherokee Nation from 1985 to 1995.
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Wilma Mankiller’s groundbreaking tenure as chief of the Cherokee Nation introduced the US to the power of Indigenous women’s leadership.
The Catholic hymn, “Te Deum” – which says, “You, God, we praise” – has been used for centuries in Catholic worship for thanksgiving.
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The Pilgrims who started the first Thanksgiving tradition after they landed in Plymouth were following the customs they had grown up with, originating in medieval times.
The latest target in America’s gun crime epidemic.
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At least six people have been killed in an attack at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. It happened amid a surge of mass shootings in the US.
Myaamia Heritage Program students get a lesson from Daryl Baldwin, executive director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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Indigenous people’s languages were largely lost as a result of forced assimilation efforts in the U.S. Here’s why one tribal leader says the languages should be brought back.
Voters in the midterm elections decided that the GOP would run the House, while the Democrats would run the Senate.
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Lots has been said about the 2022 US midterm elections. But a scholar of democracy says there’s really only one conclusion that can be made about how voters behaved.
Animal research’s benefits are clear – but public awareness of what it involves is not.
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Guidelines and regulations weigh the medical and health benefits of animal research with researchers’ ability to ensure humane care of their subjects from start to finish.
Researchers discovered five new species of black corals, including this
Hexapathes bikofskii growing out of a nautilus shell more than 2,500 feet (760 meters) below the surface.
Black corals provide critical habitat for many creatures that live in the dark, often barren, deep sea, and researchers are learning more about these rare corals with every dive.
Dozens of homes were left unstable in the Daytona Beach area after Hurricane Nicole’s erosion.
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Dozens of homes near Daytona Beach collapsed or were left unstable when Hurricane Nicole struck. Here’s what can be done to reduce that kind of risk.
Fatigue can be a sign of a potential B12 deficiency.
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The symptoms of B12 deficiency resemble a lot of other health problems, putting millions of Americans at risk of a misdiagnosis.
Doha. All clean?
Research shows the strength of team loyalty.
Fans watch the World Cup opening match between Qatar and Ecuador on Nov. 20, 2022, in Doha.
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Migrant workers’ rights are indeed an ongoing issue in Qatar – but the country has passed reforms to improve workers’ rights, and it isn’t the only issue to define Qatar.
Club Q co-owners Nic Grzecka, left, and Matthew Haynes listen during a police news conference on Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.