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Books: The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America

June 6, 2023 – In The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America, Brennan Center President Michael Waldman examines the most consequential Supreme Court term in decades and argues that the Court overreached. Its ruling in Bruen radically loosened gun safety laws amid an epidemic of mass shootings. West Virginia v. EPA hobbled the government’s ability to fight climate change and other environmental […]

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When Climate Gets Under Your Skin

If Earth came with a warning label, like the one the Surgeon General puts on cigarette packages, it might say something like: “Warning: Climate change contributes to many well-known phenomena that negatively impact human health, including heat stress, extreme events, food insecurity, and poor air quality.” Of course, not all the health impacts of climate […]

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The 107th Annual Pulitzer Prizes

New York, NY (May 8, 2023) – The 107th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced today. The winners in each category, along with the names of the finalists in the competition, follow: A.  PRIZES IN JOURNALISM For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper, magazine or news […]

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Small acts of kindness are frequent and universal, study finds

A new study by UCLA sociologist Giovanni Rossi and an international team of collaborators finds that people rely on each other for help constantly. In the study, published in Scientific Reports, the authors — who also included researchers at universities in Australia, Ecuador, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K. — explore the human capacity for cooperation. They found […]

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The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, an exciting exhibition about super-sized Sauropods, opens May 26 at The California Academy Of Sciences

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 13, 2023)—The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, a major exhibition on view at the California Academy of Sciences from May 26, 2023 to January 21, 2024, explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New […]

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Dirty Dozen: IRS warns of scammers offering “help” to set up an Online Account; creates identity theft risk for honest taxpayers

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for scammers who try to sell or offer help setting up an Online Account on IRS.gov that puts their tax and financial information at risk of identity theft. The IRS Online Account provides valuable tax information for people. But this […]

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Study finds high stress levels in agriculture producers, identifies paths to coping

Reno, Nev. – With rising production costs, increased workloads, family issues and livestock uncertainties – to name a few challenges – farmers and ranchers are facing health issues related to stress at higher levels than seen in the general population, according to a study led by the University of Nevada, Reno for a collaboration of […]

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A Voice Among the Stars: Poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón Will Ride to Europa on NASA Spacecraft

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón, who is known for work that explores the human connection to the natural world, is crafting a new poem dedicated to NASA’s Europa Clipper mission. Her poem, to be released in the coming months, will be engraved on the Europa Clipper spacecraft. It will travel 1.8 billion miles on its path to […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Wee-bit of Horrific Love at The Onyx Downtown at the Nevada Theatre

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what will love drive you to do? That’s the question that Elaine, The Love Witch, takes to new levels as she searches for her perfect mate in the hilarious over-the-top pastiche horror film. The Love Witch screens at the Onyx Downtown at the Nevada Theatre on Sunday, February […]

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Top Ten Scams Report 2023: Consumers reported massive uptick in crypto-linked fraud losses in 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 6, 2023— Reports of scams tied to cryptocurrencies drove a significant increase in median losses in 2022, according to the National Consumers League’s annual Top Ten Scams report. The report, published annually, analyzed more than 3,500 consumer fraud complaints filed with NCL’s Fraud.org campaign last year.  The report found that the median […]

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Book details how Native Americans of the Pacific Coast sustainably managed resources

January 10, 2023 –  For at least 10,000 years before contact with European settlers, Native American societies from Alaska to California conserved and interacted with natural resources using a more sustainable and spiritual approach than anything seen in the modern industrial world. A new book, “Respect and Responsibility in Pacific Coast Indigenous Nations: The World Raven […]

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