(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. )(THE CONVERSATION) As the year comes to an end, we rounded up some of our favorite graphs and maps from archival articles The Conversation published in 2017. America may be getting richer, but who’s reaping the reward? The economic gap in the U.S. has widened over the past few decades.
Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of stories The Conversation has published on the GOP’s sweeping 2017 tax bill. The Senate’s passage of the Republican tax plan on a party-line vote on Dec. 2 means the most significant overhaul of the U.S. tax code in a generation may be just days away from becoming the law of the land. All that remains is reconciling the Senate’s version with the one passed by the House in mid-November, a couple of additional votes and the president’s signature.
Maybe there’s a reason we call them mealworms. Three volunteers in China have just spent three months eating beetle larvae as part of a project to test life-support systems for deep-space travel. Last week, one man and two women emerged from Moon Palace 1, an artificial biosphere at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The 160-square-metre capsule is designed to test self-sustaining technologies that may one day be used on a long-duration mission.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".