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What's Happening Inside Our Brains When We Navigate

Most of us also know how good we are at navigating. If you rate yourself on a scale of one to ten, a scientific test will likely give you about the same score.

What's Happening Inside Our Brains When We Navigate

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How The Pandemic Is Changing American Cinema

With vaccines in play and a better understanding of air ventilation, theaters were supposed to open their doors again. And they did... sort of.

How The Pandemic Is Changing American Cinema

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Can The Situation Between Russia And Ukraine Be Resolved Before An Invasion?

The potential for a Russian invasion in Ukraine continues to grow. According to the U.K.'s Foreign Office, Russian officials are already discussing potential pro-Russian leadership to replace Ukrainian leaders.

Can The Situation Between Russia And Ukraine Be Resolved Before An Invasion?

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News Roundup for January 21, 2022

The post-holiday omicron wave seems to have crested as case totals in states across the nation are beginning to fall. COVID-related deaths, however, are still high, totaling approximately 2,000 a day.

News Roundup for January 21, 2022

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When the Air You Breathe Is Toxic

Nestled near the small town of Institute in West Virginia is the Union Carbide chemical manufacturing plant. And while it's been a source for jobs in the area for decades, many residents of Institute associate the plant with chemical leaks and fires.

When the Air You Breathe Is Toxic

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Why It's A Bad Time To Need A Hospital Bed Even If You Don't Have COVID-19

Omicron is surging. That means hospitals are filling up again.

Why It's A Bad Time To Need A Hospital Bed Even If You Don't Have COVID-19

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Remote Learning Ushered In A New Era Of Online Academic Surveillance. What's Next?

According to a recent survey from the Center for Democracy and Technology, around 80 percent of K-12 schools are now using software that tracks students' computer activity.

Remote Learning Ushered In A New Era Of Online Academic Surveillance. What's Next?

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How Taxes Keep American Wealth White

Building wealth has never been easy, and the racial wealth gap makes that obvious. As recently as 2016, the median wealth of a white household was $171,000 dollars. That's eight times the median $20,600 of Hispanic households. For Black households? Just $17,000, according to Pew Research Center.

How Taxes Keep American Wealth White

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The News Roundup For January 14, 2022

Omicron continues to spread through the U.S. this winter. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have doubled in more than a dozen states.

The News Roundup For January 14, 2022

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What The End Of The Child Tax Credit Means For Childhood Poverty

The advanced child tax credit has ended. Families will have to pay for rent, food, and child care without that help from the federal government.

What The End Of The Child Tax Credit Means For Childhood Poverty

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