China's segregated school system hinders migrants

When Eli Friedman set out to write his second book, he intended to focus on the segregated education system in China and how it affected teachers' work, but quickly found that the project moved in an unexpected direction.

Climate change is pushing toxic chemicals into drinking wells

Don Myron is probably best known as the guy who survived one of the deadliest fires in Oregon's history by sheltering overnight in a river with a patio chair. So there was never any question that Myron would rebuild his home ...

First recent US case of human bird flu confirmed in Colorado

A Colorado prison inmate has become the first person in the U.S. to test positive for bird flu in a recent outbreak that has led to the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys, but federal officials say they still see ...

Legacy of Jim Crow still affects funding for public schools

Nearly 70 years ago—in its 1954 Brown v. Board decision—the Supreme Court framed racial segregation as the cause of educational inequality. It did not, however, challenge the lengths to which states went to ensure the ...

Bird flu sweeping through poultry in eastern US

Mass cullings have been implemented as a highly contagious form of avian flu has swept across the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks, killing both farmed poultry and wild birds.

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