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Help! My kid’s school is still virtual.

When schools started shutting down in the spring to prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents suddenly found themselves in the unfamiliar role of substitute teachers. While schools scrambled to figure out how to educate children from afar, moms and dads struggled to help with a slew of online assignments and fill hours normally taken up…

Cambodia’s biggest lake is running dry, taking forests and fish with it

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Controversial killing of wolves continues in Washington State

State wildlife officials have killed the remainder of a wolf pack in eastern Washington and authorized the killing of one to two members of a nearby pack, reaffirming the state’s controversial policy of using lethal means to deal with the predators when they attack cattle. The announcement comes after the Washington Department of Fish and…

These may be the last explosions before the universe goes dark

The final chapter in the history of the universe is expected to be rather bleak. Physicists believe that countless billions of years from now, after all the stars have burned out, the universe will be a cold, dark expanse where nothing of interest happens, or even could happen. As space itself expands, and matter is…

Arrested and tortured, the Silent Sentinels suffered for suffrage

American women had been fighting for the vote for nearly 70 years when Woodrow Wilson won the presidential election in November 1916. It would be Wilson’s second term, and suffragists were disappointed. Wilson first took office in 1913, and one day prior to his Inauguration, they had staged a huge woman suffrage parade of more…

If you unbuild it, they will come—the fish, that is

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Amazing architecture you can see from your car window

A window seat is a traveler’s dream. During a pandemic, it’s also a traveler’s best choice. Although restrictions are lifting in many places, social distancing remains the best practice. So if you have to view the world from afar, where better than in a car? There’s a lot to see. From temples to skyscrapers to…

How mail-in voting began on Civil War battlefields

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