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  • Online Predators Target Children’s Webcams, Study Finds

    Sexual predators have found a new way to exploit children: taking control of their webcams to record them without their consent. Here’s how the attack works and how you can protect your kids.

  • For Republican Presidential Hopefuls, Iowa Is Still the First Political Beauty Contest

  • Pablo Escobar’s ‘Cocaine Hippos’: How They’re Being Stopped

  • Woman Spends 500 Days Alone in Cave: How Extreme Isolation Alters Sense of Time

  • Sudan Crisis Explained: What’s Behind the Latest Fighting

  • The Supreme Court Rules Mifepristone Can Remain Available

    Many people wonder how courts can rule in contradictory ways. But it happens relatively frequently.

  • Moderna’s Experimental Cancer Vaccine: A Biochemsist Explains How It Works

  • Fire Danger in the Western United States’ High Mountains Is Intensifying:

  • How Better Pollen Forecasts Could Help With Allergy Season

  • SpaceX Launches Most Powerful Rocket in History in Explosive Debut

  • Why More & More Americans Are Painting Their Lawns

    The ideal of perfect turf – a weed-free, supergreen monoculture – is a relatively recent phenomenon. Here's why more and more Americans are painting their lawns.

  • Human Metapneumovirus: What Is HMPV, the Disease Filling ICUs This Spring?

  • Why Tornadoes Are Still Hard to Forecast

  • Trump Indicted: A Former Prosecutor Explains 4 Key Points to Understand

  • Regulating AI: 3 Experts Explain Why It’s Difficult to Do & Important to Get Right

  • Artemis II Crew: Meet the 4 Astronauts Headed to the Moon

  • What Does Ex-President Donald Trump’s Indictment Mean for His Campaign?

  • Manhattan Grand Jury Votes to Indict Former President Donald Trump

  • Israel’s Military Reservists Join Protests Over Proposed Judicial Reforms

  • How Do Superconductors Work? A Physicist Explains

    Superconductors are materials that can transmit electricity without any resistance. Researchers are getting closer to creating superconducting materials that can function in everyday life.

  • Waco Siege Still Resonates – Especially Among Anti-Government Extremists

  • Why the Ethics of Octopus Farming Is So Troubling

  • Can the US Ban TikTok? A Cybersecurity Analyst Explains the Challenges

  • What Is Behind the State of Texas Takeover of Houston Public Schools?

  • The Collapse of Major US Banks Leads to Bills Calling for More Regulation

    The recent collapse of three banks has lawmakers debating whether stricter regulations will prevent other banks from meeting the same fate.

  • The Battle of Bakhmut Exposes Russia’s Fault Lines in the War in Ukraine

  • Why Rain on Snow in the California Mountains Worries Scientists

  • Why SVB & Signature Bank Failed So Fast – & the US Banking Crisis Isn’t Over Yet

  • Why the Humble City Bus Is the Key to Improving US Public Transit

  • ChatGPT & Cheating: 5 Ways to Change How Students are Graded

    Educators need to carefully consider ChatGPT and issues of academic integrity to move toward an assessment system that leverages AI tools.