‘Adapt and overcome’: class of 2020 inherits worst labor market since the Broad Depression Leave a Comment on ‘Adapt and overcome’: class of 2020 inherits worst labor market since the Broad Depression
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Monique Guerra will graduate from the University of California, Riverside, this week with a double major in education and Spanish. But, like so many other students in their final year of study, she h…

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Photo: ShutterstockPrivileges are the benefits and advantages you have over someone else because of your gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, health, level of education, physical ability, and/or socioeconomic level. It’s important to be aware of the benefits and advantages you have in order to be able to help those who do not readily have the…

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The abundance of microplastic pollution in the oceans is likely to have been vastly underestimated, according to research that suggests there are at least double the number of particles as previously…

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Tuesday evening seemed quieter across the US, more than a week after a black Minneapolis man named George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer. Police departments credited emergency curfews, which have been imposed in at least 11 cities since Saturday to quell sporadic violence and looting. Tuesday saw “big improvements from previous…

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Urban planners characterize where bedbugs thrive within the creepiest research mission in historical previous

a new, creepy-crawly study from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.Researchers tracked inspection reports of 21,340 Chicago buildings from 2006 through 2018 and found that bedbugs thrive in poorer neighborhoods. The strongest predictor of infestation was low household income, along with, to a lesser extent, high eviction rates and crowding. The researchers were quite surprised…

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Pressure is mounting on the government to review the national curriculum and make the teaching of black history mandatory for all pupils in schools in England. Campaigners are collecting signatures …

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An underwater photographer snapped a curious picture of a shark off of Kona, Hawaii, in November 2019. The oceanic whitetip shark had unusual, ring-like markings on its body.  The photographer, Deron Verbec, passed the images to Yannis Papastamatiou, a shark researcher and predator ecologist at Florida International University. These telltale scars almost certainly came from…

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This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat that could threaten human survival are on the rise across the world, suggesting that worst-case-scenario warnings about the consequences of global heating are already occurring, a new study has revealed.Scientists have identified thousands of…

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In late March, Josh Morrison was sitting in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York, feeling miserable. Work had slowed down at the nonprofit he runs, which advocates for living organ donors, and he was worried about his parents and whether they were following the guidelines to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. He’d been planning…

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It isn’t clear yet how this will translate into actionable health or behavioral data. MIT suggests one day it might help healthcare professionals understand elderly individuals’ ability to perform various activities of daily living and advise healthy habits.“This system uses passive sensing data, and does not require people to change the way they live,” says…