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Shiny, colorful bead necklaces, also known as “throws,” are now synonymous with Mardi Gras. Even if you’ve never been to the Carnival celebrations, you probably know the typical scene that plays...

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Called the “largest interconnected machine,” the U.S. electricity grid is a complex digital and physical system crucial to life and commerce in this country. Today, it is made up of more than 7,000...

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Part of what I do as an archaeologist is judge between competing claims to truth. Indeed, you could say this is the entire purpose of science. Before we make a judgment about what is true, there are facts...

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Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to transgender issues in education. On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump’s administration revoked protections allowing transgender...

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For people concerned with environmental protection, including many EPA employees, there is broad agreement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in deep trouble. The Trump administration has begun...

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Uber has suffered a spate of bad publicity in recent days after allegations of harassment and discrimination from a former software engineer. In a blog post, Susan Fowler described being propositioned...

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Once undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers arrive on American soil, they run the risk of being stopped by law enforcement officials who are charged with investigating their status. A Feb. 17 memo...

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Immigrants have long been a scapegoat when economies are sputtering, jobs are being lost or security is a concern. President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the Mexican border, for example, is premised...

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So, your doctor told you that you need insulin therapy for your Type 2 diabetes. This is a common problem and likely to be more so in the coming years. About 29 million people in the U.S. have Type 2...

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President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his choice to head the Environmental...