Easter Island's ancient stone statues number nearly 1,000 and stand like sentries on the dramatic landscape. The descendants of the indigenous Rapanui people who made the carvings have a dispute with Chile over land and rights.
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Ceci Giusti listens to a lecture in an accounting class at Strayer University’s Washington, D.C., campus. The Department of Education is proposing stricter guidelines for how much students at for-profit schools can borrow in federally backed loans.
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A type of imaging called functional connectivity MRI provides scientists with a new lens for studying brain development. In this image, the thickness of each connection indicates its relative weight in the prediction of brain maturity. Functional connections that grow stronger with maturation are orange, while those that weaken with maturation are green.