Tiny crystals capture millions of years of mountain range history – the Himalayas

The Himalayas stand as Earth’s highest mountain range, possibly the highest ever. How did it form? Why is it so tall? You might think understanding big mountain

Where did Christian beliefs about Jesus’ resurrection come from?

As Easter approaches, Christians around the world begin to focus on two of the central tenets of their faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

New studies suggest millions with mild cognitive impairment go undiagnosed

Mild cognitive impairment – an early stage of dementia – is widely underdiagnosed in people 65 and older. That is the key takeaway of two recent studies from

Can witches fly? Unpacking the medieval invention

The image of a witch flying on a broomstick is iconic, but it is not nearly as old as the idea of witchcraft itself, which dates to the

Wealthier, urban Americans have access to more local news – while half of US counties have only one outlet

Is local news readily available in your town? Do reporters still cover your school board and other municipal meetings? If you answered yes, you

Candidates’ aging brains are factors in US presidential race

The leading contenders in the 2024 U.S. presidential election are two of the three oldest people ever to serve as president. President Joe Biden is 81. Former President

It’s the Year of the Dragon − associated with good fortune, wisdom and success

Among China’s traditional holidays and celebrations, none ranks higher in importance than the Lunar New Year ‮٩‬A‮>‬ل‮٧‬s‮&‬~. Also known as the Spring Festival‭

Urban agriculture best practices can transform gardens, city-farms

Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing  Among those benefits,

Teens on social media need both protection and privacy – AI could help get the balance right

Meta announced on Jan. 9, 2024, that it will protect teen users by blocking them from viewing content on Instagram and Facebook that the company deems to

From besting Tetris AI to epic speedruns – inside gaming’s most thrilling feats

After 13-year-old Willis Gibson became the first human to beat the original Nintendo version of Tetris, he dedicated his special win to his father, who passed away

What Taoism teaches about the body and being healthy

New Year’s resolutions often come with a renewed investment in making our bodies healthier. Many may take to the newest diet plan or sign up for a health

We used AI and satellite imagery to map ocean activities that take place out of sight, including fishing, shipping and energy development

Humans are racing to harness the ocean’s vast potential to power global economic growth. Worldwide, ocean-based industries such as fishing, shipping and energy production generate at

Why the COP28 climate summit mattered, and what to watch for in 2024

Reading down the lengthy final agreement of the COP28 United Nations climate conference held in December 2023, you’ll go a long way before finding a

What’s the point of giving gifts? An anthropologist explains this ancient part of being human

Have you planned out your holiday gift giving yet? If you’re anything like me, you might be waiting until the last minute. But whether every single present is

Israel-Gaza: what the term genocide means under international law

In the weeks since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 and the Israeli bombardment and ground assault on Gaza, both sides have traded accusations of genocide.

Immune health is all about balance

For immune health, some influencers seem to think the Goldilocks philosophy of “just right” is overrated. Why settle for less immunity when you can have more? Many social

The sacred holiday is far more than a ‘Mexican Halloween’

Many Latinos regularly declare: “Día de los Muertos is not Mexican Halloween.” The declaration is increasingly repeated by non-Latinos too. Drawing a clear line

Deception researchers investigate how the recipient and the medium affect telling the truth

Prominent cases of purported lying continue to dominate the news cycle. Hunter Biden was charged with lying on a government form while purchasing a handgun. Republican

Israel’s air defense system works well – here’s how Hamas got around it

Because of its unique national security challenges, Israel has a long history of developing highly effective, state-of-the-art defense technologies and capabilities. A prime example of Israeli military strength

In secular Japan, what draws so many to temples and shrines? Stamp collecting and tradition

Almost weekly Momo Nomura makes time to visit Shinto shrines. She performs the prescribed rituals — cleansing her hands, ringing a bell, bowing and clapping. But

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