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The Conversation

Climate change is shrinking the Colorado River

One third of the flow decline over the past two decades was likely due to higher temperatures in the Colorado River’s Upper Basin.

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How math education can catch up to the 21st century

While memorized skills and procedures are useful, knowing the underlying meanings and understanding how they work builds problem-solving skills so that students may go beyond solving the standard book chapter problem.

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Saving Javan rhinos from extinction starts with counting them – and it’s not easy

It is very hard to count small populations and characterize their distribution accurately. Nonetheless, scientists and the Indonesian government are forming a plan to rescue the imperiled Javan rhino.

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Poor and middle-income families need a better way than 529s to save for college

The real reason so few families use 529 plans, however, is that they don’t actually make college more affordable.

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Scientists at work: Forecasting the Atlantic hurricane season

A look at how CSU’s Tropical Meteorology Project develops seasonal hurricane forecasts.

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Yale grad students’ hunger strike can’t turn the tide for labor

By not dealing with the union, Yale is taking a necessary step to test the legality of the “micro-units.”

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From Nazis to Netflix, the controversies and contradictions of Cannes

On May 17, the 70th edition of the Festival de Cannes kicked off with the opening-night screening of director Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts.”

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Parachuting in courses from the West does African entrepreneurs no good

Growing youth unemployment remains a socio-economic challenge in Africa. Several initiatives are being deployed to address this but are undermined by a flawed approach.

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Syria’s forgotten pluralism and why it matters today

Since fighting first erupted in Syria in March 2011, many have discussed the role of the Arab Spring, the attendant Arab Winter, Syria’s government, sectarianism and the rise of the Islamic State to explain it. These factors, while important, ignore a key part of the story – Syria’s past.

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