Student debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion.
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Through "risk-sharing," colleges could be on the hook to help pay back student loans if too many students default. A scholar who studies the ethics of debt examines how risk-sharing could backfire.
Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront froze during the 2019 polar vortex.
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Natural gas supplies are growing, but so are other markets for it besides power generation.
Beauty can mean more opportunities – but can it also influence values?
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?
They said it, but is it true?
Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.
A television set turned on in the West Wing of the White House.
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Calvin Coolidge, during one stretch of his presidency, was getting 15 hours of shut-eye each day, while William Howard Taft was known for nodding off during public events.
Many parts of Africa suffer from food insecurity. Here, women and children wait to be registered before a food distribution.
Predictions suggest that Africa will suffer dramatic losses of crops and productive land as the climate warms. Perhaps adopting GM crops designed to tolerate stress can save the continent from famine.
Heavy, wet snow can knock down tree limbs – and power lines.
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Making electric grids better able to withstand extreme weather events will require teamwork from engineers, researchers and the government.
You should see the one that got away.
Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
Para las marcas que venden pastel de calabaza, como Borden’s, Snowfrift y Mrs. Smith, el Día de Acción de Gracias es un mercado importante.
érase una vez, el pavo competía con el pato y el pollo por su lugar en la mesa de Acción de Gracias. Fue el marketing, tanto como la tradición, que dio forma a esta cena tradicional en EEUU.
Students who study abroad gain a competitive edge in the job market, research shows.
In an effort to get a competitive edge in the global jobs market, more US college students are choosing to get international experience, an expert on study abroad says.
Feeling forgotten: Iowa’s rural communities.
In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
Latinos make up 12 percent of all registered voters in the US, but less than half vote regularly.
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Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
La escena en Indonesia después del terremoto del 1 de octubre.
AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana
Los miles de millones de dólares que se dan como ayuda cada a?o para aliviar los da?os generados por terremotos y huracanes tendrían mejores efectos si no se concentraran en determinados puntos.
Some believe the color pink can calm unruly inmates. Others say it’s a form of humiliation.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
What sort of signal does holding a door for a woman send?
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
Loading new furniture donated to Hurricane Irma survivors in Chokoloskee, Fla.
The billions of dollars worth of aid dispatched every year to alleviate the suffering and damage after earthquakes and hurricanes would do more good if it didn't get clumped up.
A yellow citronella bucket candle is essential for summertime evenings to keep the mosquitos away.
Bug sprays with DEET feel oily and smell gross. That's why scientists are developing new mosquito repellents based on natural plant oils. But translating these into commercial products isn't easy.
Los latinos constituyen el 12 por ciento de las personas elegibles para votar en las elecciones legislativas de medio mandato del 2018.
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Puede que los latinos estén indignados por las políticas antiinmigrante de Donald Trump. Pero no todos saldrán a votar en contra del Partido Republicano este noviembre, por estas cuatro razones.
Latinos make up 12 percent of people eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
Democrats hoping that Latinos will punish the Republican Party for Trump's immigration policies haven't looked hard enough at the demographics, location and concerns of these 27.3 million voters.
The high-voltage lines carrying electricity across the U.S. aren’t the only potential targets.
Power utilities' cybersecurity practices may be effective, but need to evolve over time. And all companies operating elements of the grid – even the small ones – should step up.