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Researchers to restore what might be the oldest building in the US dedicated to the education of free and enslaved Black children

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After years of examining centuries-old writings and digging up artifacts, researchers recently confirmed that an 18th-century building on the College of William & Mary campus was once a school for free and ensla...

The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them

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More than 20,000 species of bee exist throughout the world -- and they are dying, thanks to climate change, pesticide poisoning and plant loss. Researchers have taken an important first step toward bee conservation...

Bats can predict the future to hunt their prey, Johns Hopkins researchers find

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Bats are often unfairly painted as blood-sucking vermin, but the researchers who study them would rather you think of them as the highly intelligent, largely benevolent creatures they are. A team from Johns Hopkins ...

Researchers gave thousands of dollars to homeless people. The results defied stereotypes.

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You've heard this refrain before -- giving money to homeless people is not the best way to help them because it might be squandered, or spent on harmful habits. But a new Canadian study makes a powerful case to the ...

Being authentic on Facebook is better for your mental health, researchers say

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Exotic vacation pics. Shots of healthy meals. Flattering selfies. Whether you're on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok, many people make huge efforts to curate the best version of themselves online. But it mi...

Cat owners fall in one of five categories, researchers say. Which one are you?

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If you have a cat, you may fall in one of five categories ranging from "conscientious caretaker" to "tolerant guardian," according to researchers at the University of Exeter in England. Domestic cats fall on a spec...