More than 14 million kids attend summer camp each year.
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Summer camps – long the stuff of American lore – can teach kids important life lessons as they have some fun along the way. Two experts on summer camp offer insight into what those lessons are.
Library subjects and call numbers can be the subject of controversy.
The way books are sorted at the library can be highly political, touching upon issues of race and identity.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
If Israel's longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu loses in the upcoming elections, some hope that his removal will pave the way for peace. But there are several reasons why that's not likely.
Guards take apart the death penalty chamber at San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
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A law professor from the University of California, Hastings considers why a moratorium in California could be influential.
What’s the best way to put the brakes on current research?
Scientists and ethicists have called for a five-year moratorium on editing human genes that will pass on to future generations. Yes, society needs to figure out how to proceed – but is this the best way?
Women who are sexually assaulted by their partners or other men sometimes turn to opioids to numb themselves.
A strong link exists among sexual violence, substance use disorder and HIV in women. Why are the women who are most at risk being overlooked?
White supremacist groups like the National Socialist Movement, seen here at a rally in Arkansas on Nov. 10, 2018, have gained power in the U.S. since 2016.
The recent massacre at a New Zealand mosque is a traceable, direct outgrowth of an American white nationalist movement that insists immigrants and people of color are a threat to 'white civilization.'
Families that spend more on housing may have less to spend on their health.
Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food.
The 2002 installation ‘Rape Garage’ displayed statistics about rape, along with first-person narratives about sexual trauma.
Stefanie Bruser, Josh Edwards, Katie Grone and Lindsey Lee. Mixed media site installation at “At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman.” 2001-2002. Courtesy the Flower Archive, housed at the Pennsylvania State University Archives.
Many Renaissance-era masterworks depicted rape and sexual assault as erotic. Beginning in the 1970s, artists worked to redefine rape as a crime of aggression and act of female subjugation.
Muslims praying in a Chicago mosque following the shooting in New Zealand, on Friday, March 15.
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Last Friday, Muslims were killed while praying at two mosques in New Zealand. For Muslims, Friday is the day of gathering, the most important prayer day of the week.
Mourners at the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2018 and the Linwood Mosque in 2019.
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Fear, a psychiatrist writes, has roots deep within the human psyche, and demagogues have long exploited the emotion. In today's world, it's important to know the dangers of that exploitation.
Santa Clara County produced more patents than any other U.S. county in recent history.
When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County is way ahead of the rest of the US. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.
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The Great Red Spot has remained an essentially constant feature of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere for at least the past several hundred years. How can a storm persist for so long?
President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019.
President Trump vetoed Congress' rejection of his emergency declaration. That brings the constitutional confrontation closer to the Supreme Court and a potentially destabilizing outcome.
A steel wall along the U.S. border near Tecate, California, cuts across Mount Cuchame, a site sacred to the Kumeyaay people.
The U.S-Mexico border runs through Native American territories. A wall would further divide these communities, separating children from schools, farmers from water and families from each other.
Student debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion.
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Through "risk-sharing," colleges could be on the hook to help pay back student loans if too many students default. A scholar who studies the ethics of debt examines how risk-sharing could backfire.
Aeration tanks at the Oaks wastewater treatment plant in New Providence, Penn.
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The 'used water' that flows from our showers, dishwashers and toilets isn't a waste to engineers – it contains valuable materials. The challenge is recovering them and turning them into products.
An investigator surveys wreckage at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
The inquiries can take months of painstaking work, but often yield important insights that improve flight safety for everyone long into the future.
Do you have a magnetic compass in your head?
Your brain's sensory talents go way beyond those traditional five senses. A team of geoscientists and neurobiologists explored how the human brain monitors and responds to magnetic fields.
Preliminary drawing of title page for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (New York: Harper & Row, 1963), 26:7, The Maurice Sendak Collection.
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Library. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation.
The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
Prison education programs have been shown to lead to better employment rates for those who have served time.
Through stories of redemption, a professor who oversees a Maryland prison education program says the time has come to restore federal financial aid for America's incarcerated.
Alex Trebek shown in 2006.
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Pancreatic cancer has historically had among the lowest survival rates of any type of cancer. A recent study that looked at genomic changes reveals some possible clues.
Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
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Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
President Dwight Eisenhower signs the bill to make Hawaii the 50th state at the White House on March 18, 1959.
Hawaii's fight for statehood was long and waged primarily against racist US lawmakers who feared admitting a majority Asian territory. But 60 years ago, President Eisenhower signed the statehood bill.
A regenerating stand of rainforest in northern Costa Rica.
Many nations are restoring degraded tropical forests to slow climate change, protect endangered species and improve rural life. But those forests often are cleared again soon afterward.