Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization
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The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time.
Why rural coal families are less likely to divorce
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Rural coal-mining families show resilience against divorce when faced with the economic downturns common in the industry, a new study suggests.
Researchers design survey to tap students' motivation in STEM
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Researchers at Portland State University are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes and sharing a set of survey questions that will help researchers and ...
Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin
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In biology, one long-running debate has teeth: whether ancient fish scales moved into the mouth with the origin of jaws, or if the tooth had its own evolutionary inception.
Materialists collect Facebook friends and spend more time on social media
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If you're materialistic, you're likely to use Facebook more frequently and intensely. A new paper in Heliyon reveals that materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as "digital objects," and have significantly ...
How emotional and economic abuse go hand-in-hand
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People who have been in an abusive relationship often don't realise it until they've left it, so looking at the data on past relationships is the best way of getting a picture of how bad it can be. We find that emotional ...
Hundreds of fossil tree specimens belong to a single species
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Paleobotanist Menno Booi discovered that 250 previously described fossil tree species are objectively not distinguishable and belong to only one single species.
When women have access to family planning, income rises and poverty drops
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When women were able to take control of planning how many children they would have, their futures—and that of their children's—looked a little brighter.
A sub-desert savannah spread across Madrid 14 million years ago
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The Central Iberian Peninsula was characterised by an arid savanna during the middle Miocene, according to a study led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) comparing mammal populations from different localities in ...
10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever
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The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans—the most ever in a single Rhodes class—as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.