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A history of how Indigenous Americans discovered Europe

A new publication aims to challenge the accepted narrative that modern global history began when the "old world" encountered the "new"; when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America in 1492.

New research on groundcherries bears new fruits

Over 34 million people in the U.S. don't have enough food. More diverse and adaptable crops are needed to address challenges in food production made worse by climate change. Small, sweet berries called groundcherries may ...

What ancient pollen tells us about future climate change

Around 56 million years ago, Earth's climate underwent a major climatic transition. A huge release of carbon into the ocean and atmosphere raised atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations—which meant temperatures ...

Americans love football, but differ on whether kids should play

Football may be America's most popular sport, but the nation is deeply divided about whether youth should play the tackle version of the game. In a new study, about 45% of Americans agreed that tackle football is appropriate ...

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