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Political polarization among Americans has grown rapidly in the last 40 years—more than in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia or Germany—a phenomenon possibly due to increased racial division, the rise... more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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The importance of leisure activities among refugees and forced migrants  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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High hopes as Austria's new night train sets off for Brussels  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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