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Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles.

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Upgrading our infrastructure: Targeting repairs for locks, dams and bridges

For the second time in a row, America’s infrastructure has earned a grade of D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Why Wall Street is like a used car lot

As the New York Stock Exchange marks its bicentennial, it is worth asking, what do stock markets actually do?

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Why farmers and ranchers think the EPA Clean Water Rule goes too far

President Trump is expected to issue an executive order directing federal agencies to revise the Clean Water Rule, a major regulation published by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers in 2015.

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20 years after Dolly: Everything you always wanted to know about the cloned sheep and what came next

Dolly was an important milestone, inspiring scientists to continue improving cloning technology as well as to pursue new concepts in stem cell research.

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Scientist at work: Tracking muskoxen in a warming Arctic

Joel Berger is returning to the Arctic to continue his research on large animals that live in cold places.

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How man’s best friend is helping cancer treatment

Comparative oncology researchers study the similarities between naturally occurring cancers in pets and cancers in people in order to provide clues to treat cancer more effectively.

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Many kids still don’t report concussion symptoms. How can we change that?

As Superbowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots approaches, football fans reflect on a season of intense competition, hard-fought battles and the tenacity of elite professional athletes.

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Exploring the complexities of forgiveness

Judaism teaches that the concept of forgiveness constitutes one of the most essential fundamentals of the human relationship with God and with each other.

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