Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s iPhone selfies quickly went viral.
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A social media scholar says the authenticity, connection and immediacy of Zelenskyy’s appeal explains why his videos were so powerful.
Larry David, Lebron James and Matt Damon were notable celebrities hawking cryptocurrencies in Super Bowl ads.
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Whether the cryptocurrency hype makes you crypto curious or crypto skeptical, there are many ways your life could be affected by crypto’s underlying technology, blockchain.
Allium schoenoprasum, better known as chives.
Plants need light to feed themselves, so they grow in ways that help them collect as much of it as they can. Sometimes that’s straight up, but not always.
In the metaverse, your avatar, the clothes it wears and the things it carries belong to you thanks to blockchain.
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For the metaverse to work, people need to own their virtual bodies and possessions and be able to spend money. The same cryptographic technology behind bitcoin will make that possible.
Schools in Chicago have suffered days of disruption.
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A dispute between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district over in-person learning has resulted in classes being canceled. An education policy expert explains what is at stake.
Fencing protects New Zealand sea lions that have migrated inland from road traffic.
It’s usually good news when a once-scarce species starts to recover – unless it starts getting in humans’ way. An ecologist explains how science can help predict unwelcome encounters.
A cutout display at a protest highlighted the connection between social media and the real-world effects of misinformation.
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Misinformation will continue to strain society in 2022 as the lines between misinformation and political speech blur, cynicism grows and the lack of regulation allows misinformation to flourish.
People wait in line to get their ballot to vote in the 2020 general election in Detroit, Michigan.
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As states devise new electoral district maps, some have adopted independent commissions to ensure fairness in that process. Do they deliver?
Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off.
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Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
Elizabeth Dlamini at her curio stall in the Ezulwini Valley near Mbabane, eSwatini. The kingdom’s economy is dependent on its larger neightbour, South Africa.
International borders were negotiable for the right price. What residents of former ‘homelands’ and of Lesotho and eSwatini have in common now are limited government services and few job prospects.
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El metaverso es ciencia ficción pero mucha gente en Silicon Valley está trabajando para convertir esta realidad virtual interconectada en una…realidad.
Congress has asked many questions of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg but has done little to regulate Facebook.
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Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
As more normalcy returns to schools, will arts education programs rebound?
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Even before the pandemic, access to arts programs and qualified instructors varied greatly among schools and districts.
If your gut says something is off about an email message, stop and investigate.
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Weirdness is a clue about fraudulent email messages. But it takes more than a sense that something’s wrong to get people to investigate.
Free bagged lunches are ready for distribution at a public school in Fayette, Miss., on March 3, 2021.
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A recent survey finds that the pandemic made it harder for many US households to put food on the table. It also changed the ways in which people buy and store food.
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The government’s violence against women strategy fails to adequately address the reasons for women’s lack of safety.
Les essais contrôlés randomisés concernent encore trop peu les personnes transgenres.
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Il existe peu d’études scientifiques concernant les traitements des personnes transgenres, ce qui complique leur prise en charge par les médecins.
Red sky at night, federal workers take fright?
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Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
La feuille de route pour une paix durable au Mali a des objectifs louables, mais elle ne va pas assez loin.
Des partisans du mouvement d'opposition, M5, affichent leur soutien à la junte militaire, à Bamako, en juin, et appellent à un Mali nouveau et inclusif.
A Delta Health Center worker at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in rural Mississippi in April 2021.
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Achieving widespread immunity to COVID-19 through vaccination requires as many people as possible to get their shots, including those who object or haven’t bothered.