Happy the elephant was denied rights designed for humans – but the legal definition of 'person' is still evolving
Happy has lived alone in captivity for 14 years, but the New York Supreme Court recently denied a legal effort to rehome her.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~7 min
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States have been experimenting with more targeted approaches to slow the coronavirus's spread. Two strategies stand out.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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The recent spike in new coronavirus cases in the US is not due to a second wave, but simply the virus moving into new populations or surging in places that opened up too soon.
June 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Are facilities that produce necessities like energy and clean water doomed to be ugly? Not when artists and landscape architects help design them.
May 15, 2020 • ~9 min
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Archaeologists have a lot of dates wrong for North American indigenous history – but we're using new techniques to get it right
Modern dating techniques are providing new time frames for indigenous settlements in Northeast North America, free from the Eurocentric bias that previously led to incorrect assumptions.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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Physicians caring for different populations in three hospitals describe life in the midst of a pandemic.
April 27, 2020 • ~23 min
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It brought panic, fear and huge pressure on healthcare. Will we get it wrong again?
April 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Coronavirus: Telemedicine is great when you want to stay distant from your doctor, but older laws are standing in the way
The use and support for telehealth has never been higher in the US. Hospitals and patients are flocking to adopt the technology but regulatory roadblocks remain.
April 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.
Jan. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
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New York might become the first US state to ban cat declawing - but it's been illegal in Europe for years.
June 5, 2019 • ~10 min
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