Whether you love it or hate it, Christmas music is unavoidable during the holiday season. But what makes a Christmas number one, and why is the music of yule so meaningful?
Scientific instruments in space today can monitor hurricane strength, sea level rise, ice sheet loss and much more.
Take a closer look at what’s driving climate change and how scientists know CO2 is involved, in a series of charts examining the evidence in different ways.
Most countries closed their borders, at least partially, at some point last year. But the world is starting to reopen.
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Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
White House Coronavirus Task Force members reference a misleading chart in a press briefing.
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Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
Data shows that the gap has grown in recent years.
For most of the past five decades, income inequality has been higher in rural counties than in urban areas. Now, urban areas are catching up.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a primary election night rally.
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Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
Fears of the census may have informed the Bureau’s 2020 tagline.
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A quarter of Americans, many of them non-white, are worried about data privacy and confidentiality in the 2020 census.
Microbiologist Xiugen Zhang working at the Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory.
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In a survey, a majority of liberals and conservatives reported that they trust doctors and the CDC to reduce US risk of a coronavirus epidemic.
Many American women are having children later in life.
The number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three decades, reaching their lowest number in 32 years.
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Jan. 28 in Wildwood, New Jersey.
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In a survey, Trump supporters showed the lowest faith in the Supreme Court, the federal government, the media and other pillars of society.
Secondhand smoke may come from many miles away.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California.
Between 1983 and 2013, the number of immigrants detained in rural county jails has increased.
When looking at your paycheck, don’t forget about inflation.
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In his State of the Union address, Trump said workers are experiencing a boom in wages. The numbers say different.
The U.S. white majority is shrinking.
By 2050, the majority of Americans will not be white. That future is already on its way here – just look at the demographics of kids ages 10 and under.
Michelle Williams arrives at the world premiere of ‘All the Money in the World.’
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A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer checks migrants’ documents.
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Many want to come to the United States, as an asylee, a migrant or a citizen. But those journeys have become more complicated.
Organized religion is faring better than it may appear.
Fewer people belong to a congregation or identify as Protestant or Catholic. And yet, most congregations say their membership is growing or stable.
A less common sight in the U.S. today.
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Over the last 35 years, the number of Americans who have moved has steadily declined to nearly half of their previous levels.
Some positions attract more political appointments – like those in Western Europe.
The United States is the only developed, democratic country that has a political culture of selling ambassadorships.
Ukrainians don’t agree on how their president should have handled Trump’s request.
Trump’s attempt to co-opt Ukraine’s precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.