A US soldier at a training area in Germany.
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What’s the significance of the US beefing up its military presence in Europe? The Conversation provides a roundup of articles addressing the crisis in Ukraine.
The empty seat for Ukraine’s foreign minister is shown before a NATO foreign ministers meeting on Dec. 1, 2021, in Riga, Latvia.
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One of Putin’s demands for de-escalating conflict with Ukraine is NATO blocking Ukrainian membership. Understanding what NATO is, and why Ukraine wants to join, clarifies why Putin wants this.
Cellular phones track and reveal owners’ movements, generating useful data for pandemic tracking.
In order to track the pandemic, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been using location data without explicit and informed consent. Transparency is key to building and maintaining trust.
Many people are led to conspiracy theories and extremist views from less extreme positions.
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Social media isn’t simply awash in conspiracy theories and extremism. It contains pathways designed to lead people to ever more extreme material.
The likelihood of hitting a deer is highest during morning and evening twilight.
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Dusk is a dangerous time of day for hitting wildlife on the road, and the one-hour time change means more drivers are out while deer are at their most active and visibility is dropping.
Women who got their start in the male-dominated profession 40 years ago have advice for today’s newcomers in STEM.
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A survey of 251 women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s sheds light on the experiences of these professional pioneers.
Deer cross roads whenever they wish, but some time periods are higher risk than others.
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Avoiding hitting deer on the road is as much about when you drive as where. An animal behavior expert explains why.
A woman holds a menstrual cup in Kenya.
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Menstruation cups are increasingly being used as an environmentally friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads.
Whether big or small, if you see something that people need, you can start a company.
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There are five basic things to address while starting your own company: Need, idea, product, setup and market.
The new SARS-CoV-2 variant’s increased transmissibility is believed to come from a change in the spike protein, visible here in yellow under an electron microscope.
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The new SARS-CoV-2 variant is already spreading in the US and could be dominant by March, the CDC warns. Here’s what that means for the masks you choose and how you practice social distancing.
Despite their high level of education, women of color with Ph.D.s say they are still treated differently in their academic fields.
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Three women of color with Ph.D.s weigh in on their experience being in the academic field.
Pro-Trump supporters, including Infowars host Alex Jones, hold a ‘Stop The Steal’ protest Wednesday in Atlanta as Georgia’s recount nears the end.
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Much as the South rejected President Lincoln’s election with a massive armed uprising, could President Trump’s many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government?
Geese fly day or night, depending on when conditions are best.
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Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they’re ready to start the migration. Here’s how they know it’s time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
Trump falsely declaring a win in the early hours of Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the US election, as ballot counting continued in Pennsylvania and other battleground states.
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Five of the six disputed presidential elections in US history were resolved and the country moved on – but one ended in civil war. What will happen if the 2020 election is contested?
What happens when an election is contested?
The presidential election outcome seems to be at least partially in dispute. Six scholars provide a history of contested elections in the US and explain what happens when the results are challenged.
Classroom experiments show how the coronavirus can spread and who’s at greatest risk.
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Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn’t the same in every seat.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at the first debate of the presidential campaign.
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They shouted, they interrupted, they insulted – and not entirely in equal measure. But Biden and Trump also touched on the issues occasionally. Our panel of experts analyzed three key exchanges.
On the morning of Sept. 9, San Franciscans woke up to a transformed cityscape.
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The eerie San Francisco skyline evoked sci-fi movies for a reason. Filmmakers are increasingly using color grading to tinge their films with two hues, orange and teal, to unsettle viewers.
How smoke moves inside a bar or outside in fresh air can help in visualizing how the coronavirus spreads.
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The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here’s what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.
Trump has refused to say he will accept the outcome of the upcoming election.
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Five of the six contested presidential elections in U.S. history were resolved and the country moved on – one ended in civil war. What will happen if the upcoming election is contested?