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Last fall, massive wildfires blazed furiously across Northern California, killing 44 people and damaging or destroying more than 21,000 homes. The inferno covered an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Yet the cause of the fires is still unknown.
Facing off against the best spellers across the country is a big deal no matter where you’re from. But if you’re raised on the Navajo Nation, where learning English is part of a painful past, competing in the Scripps bee is a major accomplishment.
In the United States, authorities and journalists currently investigate the potential effects on the 2016 elections of so-called “fake news” — a popular term to define fabricated or misleading information. But in Mexico, several organizations have united to try to stop its negative effects on local voters in the upcoming elections.
Arizona’s teachers are some of the lowest paid in the country, and they have called for raises to address the state’s ongoing teacher shortage for years now. One researcher who has taken an in-depth look at Arizona’s teacher attrition problem said it’s not so simple.
An unsettling pattern has emerged in the aftermath of national tragedies, like the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Survivors and victims’ families are grieving the loss of their loved ones but these days, they are also the targets of a wave of vitriol aimed directly at them. They are often harassed online and in-person by conspiracy theorists who think the whole thing was a hoax.
Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking passed away this morning at the age of 76. Hawking was renowned for his investigations into physics's most enigmatic subject: the black hole. Hawking revolutionized the field of cosmology many times over, continuing to upend how we understand black holes, relativity, and the origins of the universe.
It's important to hold people accountable for their negative behavior. But it can be more impactful to focus on the behaviors we want to see continue, as opposed to giving energy to avoiding the negative. Psychologists Doctor Art Markman and Doctor Bob Duke share a deeper explanation of this topic.