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Australia

What Is The True Risk Level For The Great Barrier Reef?

In case you missed it, the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO recently revealed its draft decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" — a decision that appeared to shock the Australian ...

United States

Social Media And Fruitful Conversations: It's Complicated

Good-faith disagreements are a normal part of society and building strong relationships. Yet it's difficult to engage in good-faith disagreements on the internet, and people reach less common ...

Denmark

In Denmark, A Hard Language For Kids To Learn Shapes Society

The process machinery to master vowel-heavy Danish explains that way adults tend to interact.

United States

Hot Canada! How Climate Change Impacts the Weather

Professors Christian Jakob and Michael Reeder explain how heatwaves form ... and why they weather...

Japan

Transgender Athletes: The Fairness V. Inclusion Debate

In a majority of U.S. states, bills aiming to restrict who can compete in women's sports at public institutions have either been signed into law or are working their way through state ...

United States

Why It's So Hard To Know The Origins Of The COVID-19 Outbreak

Every time there is a major disease outbreak, one of the first questions scientists and the public ask is: "Where did this come from?" In order to predict and prevent future pandemics like ...

United States

Black Artists And Writers Give Another Voice To Appalachia

Known as Afrilachia, the African-American culture that spawned in the rural areas around West Vir...

Jordan

Nothing To See Here, How Arab Monarchies Hold On To Power

When the Jordanian royal family gathered on April 11 to celebrate 100 years since the kingdom's foundation, it was a picture of dynastic unity. Alongside King Abdullah was his half-brother, the ...