Full story - January 17, 2020
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On Jan. 15, Putin gave his annual state of the nation address and unveiled “serious changes to the political system.” In response to proposed constitutional amendments, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his government resigned. But this move should not be seen as protest, argues Russia scholar Regina Smyth.
Full story - January 10, 2020
To understand the effects of a big die-off, researchers set up experiments with wild boar carcasses.
Unfortunately, animal die-offs of massive proportions are becoming more frequent. Global change — which includes human-caused changes in climate, land use, fire regimes and other things — may largely be to blame for the increased frequency and intensity of mass mortality events across all kinds of animals.
Full story - January 08, 2020
A wildlife rescuer carries a Koala.
Koala's are one of Australia's most threatened species despite the fact that they are an icon of Australian tourism. Kevin Markwell, a Professor in Tourism at Southern Cross University, explains what the future could hold for koalas after Australia's deadly fire season.
Full story - January 07, 2020
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Directly linking climate change with aggression and mass migration risks dehumanizing those vulnerable to environmental stresses, and casts their attempts to escape a problem caused by mainly rich nations as a security threat. It promotes fear and isolation, rather than compassion and assistance.
Full story - January 06, 2020
Converting aging paper documents to digital archives can be a painstaking effort. 
Technological advances help scholars and archivists do a better job of preserving historical records — but it's not always easy.
Full story - December 30, 2019
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Based on research, here's a potential solution to the problem of New Year’s resolutions that people can’t keep: encouraging people to reframe their resolutions to emphasize purpose-based performance.
Full story - December 23, 2019
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Who’s manipulating what you know before you vote?
Full story - December 23, 2019
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Depending on the year and place, between 30% and 40% fewer babies are born on Dec. 25 than on the peak day of the year.
Full story - December 19, 2019
A decorative ornament on sale at the White House of the Confederacy.
Take a good look at those old Christmas ornaments before hanging them on the tree. You may find it's time to retire some family keepsakes.
Full story - December 19, 2019
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump, what will he do to influence the process — and outcome — of a trial?

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