Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at a Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.
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As war begins between Ukraine and Russia, a range of stories provides context to help readers understand the conflict.
Tidal flooding is creeping farther into coastal towns like Alexandria, Virginia.
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A sea level scientist explains the two main ways climate change is threatening the coasts.
Commercial satellite companies provide views once reserved for governments, like this image of a Russian military training facility in Crimea.
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National security professionals and armchair sleuths alike are taking advantage of vast amounts of publicly available information and software tools to monitor geopolitical events around the world.
People are good at avoiding prying eyes, but avoiding online snoops – not so much.
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You have a finely honed sense of privacy in the physical world. But the sights and sounds you encounter online don’t help you detect risks and can even lull you into a false sense of security.
Many workers are stressed out.
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Two years of pandemic have put a severe strain on the mental health of America’s workers. Employers with a plan in place will be best equipped to help them cope.
Washington state was home to some of the nation’s first dispensaries for legalized marijuana.
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Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon all experienced big increases in both deposits and lending shortly after legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
2022 is set to be humanity’s busiest year in space.
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With about 200 orbital launches scheduled and ambitious missions on everything from lunar bases to the search for life in the works, there’s a lot to watch in 2022. An astronomer explains the highlights.
Groundwater is used for irrigation and drinking water, but those wells are rarely more than one kilometre deep. A huge volume of salty water exists as much as 10 kilometres below the Earth’s surface.
Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.
The Taliban retook control of Afghanistan in August 2021, without major opposition.
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Four months after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a clearer picture of their rule is emerging. Despite public assurances, the Taliban continue to violate human rights.
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Some viewers purposefully seek out spoilers, others skip scenes with characters they don’t like. The advent of streaming has made viewers more actives and producers should take note.
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.
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The trial of Italy’s former interior minister is a sign of hope in a country that is fast becoming more diverse and multicultural.
Parents who borrow for their children’s college education say finances control their lives.
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Student loan debt can hurt borrowers, but the pain is even greater when the borrower is taking out a student loan for their child, new research shows.
Plus, the tactics the food industry is using to boost sales of ultra-processed foods in middle-income countries. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Many grocery store workers have experienced high rates of anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
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Supermarket employees, still laboring in crisis mode, continue to report significant rises in physical and mental health problems.
It only takes light about eight minutes to go from the Sun to Earth.
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The fastest things ever made by humans are spacecraft, and the fastest spacecraft reached 330,000 mph – only 0.05% the speed of light. But there are ways to go faster.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many nurses feeling burned out, and its long-term effects on the profession are unknown.
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Exhausted and demoralized nurses are leaving the profession at alarming rates as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.
People walked down a flood sidewalk in Annapolis, Maryland, on Oct. 29, 2021.
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Climate change is making ocean levels rise in two ways. It’s a problem that will endure even after the world stabilizes and slashes greenhouse gas pollution.
Women may be more team-oriented than men.
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Some suggest women’s lack of competitiveness relative to men is one reason for the persistent gap between how much men and women earn.
Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.
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Menstruating women who sleep less than six hours a night suffer worse periods. But leading treatments for insomnia rarely look at menstrual health.