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Making A More Accurate Pregnancy Test For Humpback Whales

Enlarge / A humpback whale and calf. (credit: flickr user: texaus1) Peeing on a stick is nobody's idea of fun, but it’s a hell of a lot better than what whales have had to deal with: pregnancy test by dart gun. And if a blubber-sampling dart...

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How Bernie Sanders Is Reviving The Promise Of Fdr’s Economic Bill Of Rights

Sophie VaughanU.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Gage Skidmore, courtesy of Flickr)
Related topics: Usa Photos

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The Wear Patterns Of Your Jeans Aren’t Good Forensic Evidence

Enlarge / The "barcode" pattern of light and dark points along the seam of a pair of jeans. (credit: -Bine- / Flickr) Is every pair of jeans like no other? According to the testimony of FBI forensic analysts, the patterns seen on denim are...
Related topics: FBI

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The Humongous Costs Of Inaction

Robert ReichA Green New Deal might be expensive, but doing nothing about climate change will almost certainly cost far more. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc)
Related topics: Business Photos

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Climate Change Is Drying Up The Colorado River

Enlarge / The shores of Lake Mead, faded from previously higher water levels. (credit: Chris Richards / Flickr) In 2014, the Colorado River reached the ocean for the first time in 16 years. Most years, the river doesn't make it that far because it...

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The Real Choices In American Healthcare

Rohit AnandAs we wait to fix our broken system, thousands of people are denied access to healthcare or are crushed by medical debt. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/flickr/cc)
Related topics: Health Photos

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An Arms Race That No One Can Win

Olivia AlpersteinThe stakes in preserving or reentering these vital arms control treaties could not be higher. (Photo: Alisdare Hickson, Flickr)
Related topics: Usa Photos

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World Shifting To Net Zero Emissions

Emily BeamentNet zero targets require a significant reduction in pollution and any emissions that remain are offset with measures such as tree planting to reach zero overall. (Photo: Flickr)
Related topics: Science Photos

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Kerner Report Set Standard For What A Serious Presidential Candidate Should Champion

Jesse JacksonBloomberg is joined by Joe Biden on what seems like an endless apology tour. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc)
Related topics: Joe Biden, Usa Photos

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Progressives Will Stay Home For Michael Bloomberg

Ilana NovickArguments for Bloomberg’s candidacy stress his wealth as a plus, a kind of monetary insulation against outside influence, and his self-made billionaire status as a key weapon against Trump. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
Related topics: Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg, Usa Photos

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Don't Extend Kids' School Day; Shorten Parents' Work Week

Steven SingerHuman beings aren’t robots. We can’t just sit at our desks and work. We have all these pointless meetings, frivolous emails and phone calls, co-worker discussions, disruptions and distractions. (Photo: Flickr/Whitter Wang)
Related topics: Usa Photos

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Report: 300 Oracle Employees Walk Out Over Ellison’s Trump Fundraiser

Oracle founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison. (credit: Oracle PR / Flickr) About 300 Oracle employees walked off the job on Thursday to protest founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison's decision to hold a fundraiser for President...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Protests

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Centuries-old Law Against Cursing In Public Repealed By Virginia Legislators

"Profane swearing" has been illegal in the commonwealth since 1792. The repeal now awaits the governor's signature.(Image credit: Roger Gregory/Flickr)

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Anatomy Of A Dumb Spear-phish: Hitting Librarians Up For Zelle, Cashapp Cash

Enlarge (credit: Sarah Shuda / Flickr) Here's a clue for would-be Internet financial scammers: do not target librarians. They will catch on fast, and you will have wasted your time. Yesterday, the outgoing chair of the Young Adult Library Services...

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Did Birds Still Migrate During Ice Ages?

Enlarge (credit: Alberto_VO5 / Flickr) Even thought it was, in most ways, identical to the present planet, the Earth still looked very different at the bottom of the last ice age 20,000 years ago. The globe was around 4°C cooler on average, and...
Related topics: Space

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Global Mining Corporations Have A Friend In The New Guatemalan Government

Ellen Moore, Jen MoorePresident Alejandro Giammattei assumed office on January 14, 2020, after promising on the campaign trail to make Guatemala friendlier to transnational mining corporations. (Photo: Flickr/Vinicio Cerezo)
Related topics: Guatemala, World Photos

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War Addicts, Inc.

Tom EngelhardtAt 18-plus years or, if you prefer to combine Washington’s two Afghan wars, 28-plus years, we’re talking about the longest American war in history. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc)
Related topics: World Photos

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A Rash Of ‘travel Bans’ As The Caribbean Gets Serious About Coronavirus

Misinformation being shared on social media adds to the concernWuhan New Coronavirus. Image shared on Flickr by 葉 正道 Ben (busy), CC0 1.0 Universal, public domain. Caribbean island nations are as concerned about who crosses their borders as any...
Related topics: Social Media

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From 'swiss Cheese' To 'frankenstein's Monster,' Arab Leaders Have Many Names For Kushner-trump...

Juan ColeThe Kushner Plan "tries to make of Palestine a Frankenstein creation." (Photo: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro, via Flickr @thejointstaff)
Related topics: Apartheid, Palestine, World Photos

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How To Support Your Children In Turning Climate Angst Into Climate Action

Harriet ShugarmanWe must tell the truth and show through our actions that we stand with young people in their efforts. (Photo: Flickr/Garry Knight. Public Domain.)
Related topics: Usa Photos

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