Tiny changes, like a butterfly’s wing flapping, can be amplified downstream in a chaotic system.
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Part of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for work modeling Earth’s climate using its chaotic, complex weather. To scientists, chaos lies in the gray zone between randomness and predictability.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates millions of dollars to journalism schools as well as other causes.
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How much money it takes to attain this status varies according to the size of the nonprofit getting the gift.
Are these people interacting in some virtual world?
The metaverse is science fiction, but a lot of people in Silicon Valley are working to make this interconnected virtual reality a, well, reality.
A late 19th-early 20th century painting by Abbas Al-Musavi depicting the Battle of Karbala, which occurred in 680.
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The Islamic New Year marks the first day of Muharram, a sacred month of prayer and annual reflection.
It’s not you; many e-commerce websites are difficult to use by design.
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Deceptively labeled buttons, choices that are hard to undo, web designs that hide options – these dark patterns are how some websites trick people into giving up their money and information.
Stablecoins promise more stability than other cryptocurrencies.
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Financial regulators are increasingly concerned about stablecoins, a type of cryptocurrency tied to an asset like the US dollar.
HIPAA allows you to control disclosure of certain types of personal health information.
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While the HIPAA Privacy Rule prevents health care providers from sharing your health information without your permission, it doesn’t prevent other people from asking you about it.
When money comes with strings attached, it doesn’t always do the most good.
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Nonprofits rarely get money they are free to spend on any purpose.
Child care insecurity can increase stress and anxiety and decrease quality of life.
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Child care insecurity has received much less attention than food insecurity, but it is similarly complex. And affordability is only one part of the problem.
Many prominent Christians believe in inerrancy, or that the Bible is without error.
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The doctrine of inerrancy likely took shape during the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States, in response to the rise of liberalism within Christianity.
Virgin Galactic’s Unity VSS spacecraft went on a suborbital test flight in May 2021.
Both Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are sending spacecrafts – and their billionaire founders – into suborbital flight. But what differentiates a suborbital flight from a trip around Earth?
The co-founder of a takeout business called The Bussdown plates a dish at the ghost kitchen he cooks out of in Oakland.
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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated their spread.
Donors who itemize their tax returns can get a discount.
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Giving $100 to a favorite charity costs less than that for the roughly 8.5% of Americans who use this tax break.
A ‘100-year flood’ doesn’t mean you’ll be flood-free for the next 99 years.
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Flood plain statistics can be confusing. There are better ways to think about the risk of severe weather than 100-year storm or flood.
Two members of the G-7 exchange an elbow bump.
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The G-7 nations, which include the US and UK, form the foundation of the modern global economy.