In The Loop

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New Artificial Intelligence Could Help Humans Actually Talk To Animals

Though humans have tried for thousands of years, modern science has found new ways to communicate with the animal kingdom — with limited success.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Why Private Equity Is Spending Big On Health Care

How private equity firms are purchasing hospitals and what repercussions its having on patients and staff.

 | By Newsy Staff

Britain's King Charles III of the United Kingdom shakes hands with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

How Rishi Sunak's Plan For U.K. Could Affect US Economy, Politics

Any potential hits to the U.K. economy can complicate matters for the U.S., making its new prime minister's plan globally important.

 | By Newsy Staff

England's Raheem Sterling celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal.

2022 FIFA World Cup: Is Qatar Engaging In 'Sportswashing'?

In this segment of "Scoreboard," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why sporting events are and can be held in countries with authoritarian regimes.

 | By Newsy Staff

Taylor Swift poses for photographers.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing

The disastrous ticket sale for Taylor Swift's Eras tour has drawn attention to the industry's issues, from bots to monopolies.

 | By Casey Mendoza and Newsy Staff

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Pop Quiz: Do Celebrity Political Endorsements Actually Work? 

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores whether celebrity political endorsements actually sway or impact voter opinions.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Can The Gaming Industry Keep Growing Forever?

Amid economic turbulence and changing pandemic habits, gaming companies are wondering if their momentum will last.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Minor League Sports Are A New Battlefield For Labor Rights

Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the latest behind-the-scenes stories of business and culture in sports in its series "Scoreboard."

 | By Newsy Staff

Shelves typically stocked with baby formula sit mostly empty at a store.

The Baby Formula Shortage Is Still A Problem In The U.S.

Though it's easier to get now, families are still finding empty shelves when searching grocery stores for baby formula.

 | By Newsy Staff

A person watches over others on Election Day.

Poll Watching Was Bolstered This Year. Did That Impact The Election?

Post-Election Day, Newsy explores what was different about poll watching this year and how it and poll challenging actually work.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Pop Quiz: Why Aren't There Many Thanksgiving Movies?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why there are so many Christmas movies and not many surrounding Turkey Day.

 | By Casey Mendoza and Newsy Staff

A man uses Tinder.

How Relationships Have Changed Since Dating Apps Became The Norm

In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores how dating apps have changed the way singles are finding relationships.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Why Deepfake Pornography Is So Hard To Stop

Cracking down on deepfake revenge porn and nonconsensual porn has been difficult legally, partly due to regulation of mediums.

 | By Newsy Staff

President Joe Biden speaks.

Who Is Left Out Of President Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan?

The president's loan forgiveness plan has hit speed bumps since its inception, with some people now finding out they're not included.

 | By Newsy Staff

A person walks in front of flags for President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

What Brazil's Election Could Mean In The Fight For Democracy

Brazil's runoff election Sunday pits incumbent right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro against left-wing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Matchmaking Is Making A Resurgence In The Dating World

In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores the resurgence of matchmaking to find love in today's culture.

 | By Newsy Staff

Text says "Why can't we swear on TV?"

Pop Quiz: Why Can't 'Swear Words' Be Said On TV?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why certain words can't be said on air and how the rules evolve with language over time.

 | By Newsy Staff and Casey Mendoza

A woman gets an ultrasound.

Workers Are Pushing For Fertility Benefits From Employers

Companies like Walmart and Facebook are now covering some fertility costs, but for many working people, these benefits are hard to come by.

 | By Newsy Staff

People walk across a New York City street.

Are Regional Accents Going Away?

Traditional accents from places like New York or Chicago have been on the decline in younger generations as more people move, code switch and more.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Dating Is Getting Tougher In The U.S.

The "In The Loop" series Love Life digs into how Americans are dealing with the changing landscape of modern dating.

 | By Newsy Staff

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How Bankruptcy Can Protect Companies From Lawsuits

Companies can dodge legal consequences using a bankruptcy process, but critics ask if this just relieves them of accountability.

 | By Newsy Staff

Students hold a sign saying, " Charters Change Lives."

More Families Are Choosing Charter Schools. Are They More Effective?

Charter schools have seen an uptick in students recently, but available research has shown it's difficult to measure their effectiveness.

 | By Newsy Staff

A woman watches TV.

Do Reality Shows Affect How Viewers See Real-Life Relationships?

"In The Loop" explores how Americans are dealing with the changing dating landscape in its new series "Love Life."

 | By Newsy Staff

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Why Millennials Don't Want Family Heirlooms

Millennials aren't as interested in getting hand-me-down items as past generations were, as lifestyles have sped up and tastes have changed.

 | By Newsy Staff

A person scans a QR code with their phone.

QR Codes Are Reshaping Public Transit, But Are They Safe?

QR codes are great for concert tickets and sporting events, but are they practical for city buses and subways?

 | By Newsy Staff

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How 'Gen Z Slang' Connects To Black Culture Appropriation

A style of speaking known as African American English has been used by young White people more recently, which can lead to appropriation.

 | By Newsy Staff

The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B.

Why Is It Taking So Long For NASA To Launch Artemis I?

NASA's Artemis I launch has been delayed multiple times, with a hurricane and hydrogen being two of the latest culprits.

 | By Newsy Staff

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The Evolution Of Dress Codes In The Workplace

Since the pandemic, dress code within companies has changed, as well as the decline in revenue from men's suits.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Pop Quiz: Can You Fall In Love With A Fictional Character?

In this segment of 'Pop Quiz,' Newsy's 'In The Loop' dives into whether or not you can fall in love with a fictional character.

 | By Casey Mendoza and Christian Bryant and Newsy Staff

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STD, STI Cases Rise Each Year. Why Isn't The U.S. Making Any Progress?

The pandemic might have made rising STD/STI numbers even worse. Health officials have urged action, but prevention efforts have stalled for years.

 | By Newsy Staff