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Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVII
Kansas City emerged victorious in this year’s Super Bowl after a thrilling 38-35 instant classic against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Public School Enrollment Dropped by 1.2M During the Pandemic – An Expert Discusses Where the Students Went and Why it Matters
Nationwide testing results released in the fall of 2022 revealed that the reading and math performance on standardized tests of students who were in fourth and eighth grades in the U.S. in the 2021-2022 school year declined by historic amounts.
Twitter’s New Data Fees Leave Scientists Scrambling for Funding – or Cutting Research
Twitter is ending free access to its application programming interface, or API. An API serves as a software “middleman” allowing two applications to talk to each other.
Western Wildfires Destroyed 246% More Homes and Buildings Over the Past Decade – Fire Scientists Explain What’s Changing
In a new study, we found a 246% increase in the number of homes and structures destroyed by wildfires in the contiguous Western U.S. between the past two decades, 1999-2009 and 2010-2020.
Ultra-Processed Foods – Like Cookies, Chips, Frozen Meals and Fast Food – May Contribute to Cognitive Decline
But ongoing research increasingly indicates that a poor diet is a risk factor for memory impairments during normal aging and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
America Sees Economic Growth in Fourth Quarter
A Department of Commerce statement, released on Thursday, January 26, reported fourth quarter and year-end preliminary findings on the US economy.
2022’s Billion-Dollar Disasters: Climate Change Helped Make It US’s 3rd Most Expensive Year On Record
U.S. weather disasters are getting costlier as more people move into vulnerable areas and climate change raises the risks of extreme heat and rainfall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned as it released its annual billion-dollar disasters report on Jan. 10, 2023.
States That Limit Business with Banks That ‘Boycott’ Fossil Fuels Could Pay High Cost, Study Says
Republican state policymakers’ efforts to boost fossil fuels by prohibiting their governments from doing business with companies that take sustainability into consideration has the potential to cost states millions, according to a study released Thursday.
More Women are Being Detained as Jail Populations Near Pre-COVID Levels
A look at incarceration trends shows that as jails fill back up, women are being booked at a faster rate.