Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, presents Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a tree sapling during the G20 summit in New Delhi.
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The G20 has its critics, but an expert on international politics explains why it still performs a useful function – particularly in this period of great geopolitical divisions.
Phife and Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest perform in 1994.
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In many parts of the world, hip-hop has become a way for Muslim artists to assert their belonging and identity.
Billions of dollars are being spent on education research. Is it working?
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A veteran education researcher raises questions about whether educational research is actually being put to use.
Haitian authorities are fighting a losing battle against organized gangs.
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The recent kidnapping of a US nurse has put a focus on the plight of Haitians living with organized crime every day. But few governments are willing to intervene.
The ‘space economy’ isn’t just rockets and space suits – satellite data, radio and TV are all part of a broadly-defined space economy.
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With commercial space tourism on the rise and NASA planning to return to the Moon, you might think the US space economy is booming – but the data paint a more complex picture.
The cathedral is being built in Accra, not far from the shoreline.
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With modern borders drawn up by colonial powers, some African governments have turned to religion to try to forge national unity since independence.
The former president boards his plane at Reagan National Airport following his Aug. 3, 2023, arraignment in Washington.
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While Trump has received early warnings ahead of indictments and detailed explanations behind the charges, criminal defendants typically get a bare-bones explanation.
Without home cooling, Phoenix’s weeks with temperatures over 110 F in July 2023 became dangerous.
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Health and climate change researchers explain the risks and why older adults, even those in northern states, need to pay attention.
A dozen U.S. states still do not mandate sex education in schools.
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Twelve states do not require sex education of any kind.
Peta dunia terbalik.
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Istilah seperti ‘Dunia Ketiga’ dan ‘negara berkembang’ telah lama ketinggalan zaman.
The world turned upside down.
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Terms like ‘Third World’ and ‘developing nations’ have long fallen out of fashion.
The annual gay pride parade in Entebbe, Uganda, in 2014.
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A scholar of politics and religion explains how anti-LGBTQ laws are being used to distract the public from governance failures in many parts of the world.
Lula and Modi walking a new diplomatic path.
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Brazil and India are among the countries pointedly not taking sides over the war in Ukraine. But this is not the nonaligned movement of yesteryear.
Abortion-rights demonstrators protest in front of the Supreme Court building on June 25, 2022, a day after the announcement of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling.
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In the year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, giving decisions about the legality of abortion back to states, voters and state legislatures have made their preferences on abortion clear.
A meta-analysis helps resolve conflicting evidence on the benefits of tACS.
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Transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, is a type of brain stimulation that can change neural activity and improve memory, attention and executive function.
AI chatbot dan penghasil gambar diproses oleh ribuan komputer yang ditempatkan di pusat data seperti fasilitas Google di Oregon, AS. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia) CC BY-SA.
Penggunaan AI generatif, alat penghasil bahasa dan gambar yang luar biasa kuat yang menggemparkan dunia memiliki jejak karbon yang besar. Namun, tidak semua AI sama ‘kotornya’.
AI chatbots and image generators run on thousands of computers housed in data centers like this Google facility in Oregon.
Generative AI, those astonishingly powerful language- and image-generating tools taking the world by storm, come at a price: a big carbon footprint. But not all AIs are equally dirty.
A JetBlue employee poses next to a Boston replica of London’s Big Ben before the launch of nonstop flights between Boston and London in 2022.
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Precautions taken in response to COVID-19 explain some but not all of the recent long delays in getting a passport.
Tineola bisselliella can survive on as little as a hairball and some vitamin B.
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An appreciation for the moths that chomp holes in your clothes. They eat the inedible, occupy the uninhabitable and overcome every evolutionary obstacle in their way.
Prom is more than just a big dance party – and can cost a pretty penny.
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Prom can be very expensive, but prices for clothes, photographers and other traditional gear haven’t climbed as much as everything else.