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What’s the deal with the debt ceiling? 5 questions answered

Just like the rest of us, governments must borrow when they spend more money than they receive.

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Human noise pollution is disrupting parks and wild places

A recent study found human-caused noise in protected areas doubled sound energy in many U.S. protected areas, and that noise was encroaching into the furthest reaches of remote areas.

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Why do human beings speak so many languages?

We have few clear answers to fundamental questions about how humanity communicates.

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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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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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