The US Census Bureau is hoping that most people who live in the US will use the internet to answer census questions, rather than filling out a paper form or providing those answers to a census taker in person, at their home. But collecting data online carries some significant risks that are new to the census and may undermine the accuracy of the count and the public’s trust in the process.
Social media has undoubtedly changed the way information about vaccination is engaged with. But the media-driven nature of the debate isn’t actually that new. When vaccination began at the end of the 18th century, it quickly became fodder for commentators.
Earlier this year, as 300 days passed without a formal briefing, a bipartisan group of past administration press secretaries called for restoration of the daily briefings.
The Ojibwe, one of the largest Indigenous groups in North America, are revitalizing a coming-of-age ritual for girls that signifies the power of womanhood.
The Trump administration resurrected the “the public charge” clause as a way to limit legal immigration without changing the immigration laws. As someone who has studied European Jews’ attempts to escape Nazi persecution and immigrate to the US, the administration’s evocation of the public charge clause is chilling.
Work has begun at multiple organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, to develop a vaccine for this new strain of coronavirus, known among scientists as 2019-nCoV.
Many experts want political and business leaders to see climate change as a large risk, but why don't they?
Early explorers were drawn there by the mythology of Terra Australis, a vast southern continent that scholars imagined for centuries as a counterweight to the Northern Hemisphere. Others sought economic bounty from hunting whales and seals, or the glory of conquering the planet’s last wilderness. Still others wanted to understand Earth’s magnetic fields in order to better navigate the seas.
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.
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.