The Texas frosted elfin (
Callophrys irus hadros), a small butterfly subspecies found only in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, has lost most of its prairie habitat and is thought to have dramatically declined over the last century.
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Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Bricks could do double duty as building materials and supercapacitors.
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Bricks turn out to be useful for storing electricity thanks to their porousness and red pigment.
Protesters at the Richmond, Virginia monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee on June 18, 2020.
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Protests of Confederate flags and monuments have grown since 2015, but resistance is not new. African Americans have been protesting against Confederate monuments since they were erected.
Movie star and comedian Tiffany Haddish, left, is a former foster child who now advocates on behalf of foster children.
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Visits between foster children and their biological families are being disrupted and reunification hearings delayed.
Some church members have no problem wearing masks; others say it’s an unconstitutional mandate.
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A Florida minister and a conservative lawmaker filed suit against a county law mandating mask wearing, saying it violates the freedom of religion. A constitutional law professor says they're wrong.
On the news channels, coverage of the pandemic seems 24/7.
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Watching coronavirus coverage can cause anxiety in your child. An expert offers some tips that will help.
President Allison Taylor of ‘24’ ends up being exposed as Machiavellian.
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Two researchers viewed all the television series featuring a woman presidential figure, and a remarkably consistent pattern emerged: ambitious fictional female politicians ended up being bad leaders.
Cyberspace has become indispensable during the COVID-19 pandemic, heightening the need for online protections.
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Self-regulation by the technology industry has failed to keep people safe online. That's a job for government.
COVID-19 is changing how people go on pilgrimages.
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The pandemic has inspired new forms of pilgrimages – some do-it-yourself, in which people are walking in their backyards or nearby spaces and finding meaning.
A psychoactive substance to make you act in everyone’s best interest?
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Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.
Fitness information from wearable devices can reveal when the body is fighting an infection.
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Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can't diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.
Some places are still hiring.
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There are a variety of ways job seekers could use artificial intelligence to give them an edge in a very tough environment.
More and more studies are revealing the cognitive effects of COVID-19.
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Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
Politics is a push-and-pull between the parties and the states.
Internal party rules make it harder to attract independents, who make up about one-third of US voters.
These people are protesting because they are tired, because they are worn out, because they are exhausted by violence against themselves and their communities.
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In current demonstrations, there are echos of a civil rights era catchphrase: People are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
The suit alleges improprieties by Wayne LaPierre and other current and former NRA officials.
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NRA executives allegedly benefited personally from the improper use of its funds.
Climate-driven ocean warming threatens healthy coral reefs, like this one in Hawaii.
Hundreds of organizations are working around the world to restore damaged coral reefs. New research shows that rapid ocean warming threatens these efforts.
Amid the global work-from-home phenomenon, what a presenter says carries more weight than ever.
As workplace meetings move from offices to living rooms in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, what people say – absent nonverbal communication – is more important than ever.
Food is fuel for the human body.
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The constraints of COVID-19 can act as a catalyst to eat more thoughtfully and, perhaps, eat better.