Everyone looks for price, but there are smarter ways to communicate fuel efficiency on car labels.
It's all in the presentation: In studies, consumers were more apt to choose fuel-efficient vehicles depending on how the same pieces of information were displayed on labels.
Our cells have a built-in genetic clock, tracking time… but how accurately?
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How do scientists figure out when evolutionary events – like species splitting away from a common ancestor – happened? It turns out our DNA is a kind of molecular clock, keeping time via genetic changes.
Let the games begin.
March Mammal Madness, a tournament of imaginary contests between pairs of mammals, makes science irreverent and fun. The event has thousands of fans and is used in hundreds of classrooms.
Will voters of the future swing left or right?
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As America becomes more diverse, many think it will also become more progressive. But one analysis of demographic trends points to gains for Republicans.
In the wrong hands, ‘nudges’ can be used in nefarious ways.
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Dozens of governments have been using the insights from the burgeoning field to 'nudge' citizens in ways that improve their well-being. But some worry Trump might use it for less altruistic ends.
A worker at the Wynwood Community Service Center hands a local resident a can of insect repellent Aug. 4, 2016, in Miami.
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We need to take a close look at how primary care systems function in places at great risk of epidemic disease, and what we can do to make these systems more resilient.
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
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By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
Residents take part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Gravata, Pernambuco state, Brazil, May 31, 2016.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
Matatu or minibuses in a downtown Nairobi park. Good information about transport is critical for citizens in any place.
Involving the public in data collection - through crowd sourcing - to produce critical public services such as maps and transit apps helps build new conversations on how the system can be improved.
Is there an ongoing ambivalence toward people living with disabilities?
Today's violence and prejudice against people with disabilities goes back to the practice of institutionalization, which started in Europe and the United States a century ago.
Lower Manhattan’s new skyline.
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Those involved with the monumental task faced many challenges as they balanced the unquestionable priority of remembrance with the commercial task of recreating an economically vibrant downtown.
Many, and varied, inputs make better predictions.
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It's not a good idea to simply rely on methods that have provided accurate predictions in the past.
Will Trump blame a rigged election come November?
These charges by Trump are more than just campaign rhetoric. They raise a central issue for democracy: the willingness of losers to comply with a decision reached via free and fair elections.
Worldwide real estate makes up 60% of the value of all global assets. But it's being concentrated into the hands of a wealthy few.
Peru’s new power team. PPK is in the middle.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, known as PPK, became president arguably because his citizens are fed up with corruption. Scandal-plagued Brazil offers a template for how he could tackle it.
Once trust in blockchain is broken, it will be hard to get back.
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Chaos happens when 'smart' contracts act stupidly.
Local residents walk past a collapsed building in Huruma, Nairobi. Many of the city’s current problems emerged at its birth as a colonial town.
Building better, inclusive cities involves enabling the wise use of public land and taxes to ensure that high-quality housing and amenities are provided for all at a lower cost.
The test site in Iceland where gases from a geothermal power plant are pumped underground and converted into minerals by reacting with basalt stone.
Storing waste CO2 in rock? Results from a test site at a geothermal plant in Iceland show that CO2 mixed with water can be turned into minerals in locations with basalt volcanic rock.
A detail from Stanisław Wyspiański’s “Macierzynstwo” (1905).
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
Governments worldwide appear to be escalating a hacking arms race.
We still haven't worked out if cyber security spending is delivering results.