Des sandales de jeunes filles sont éparpillées devant l'université technique et scientifique pour filles, Dapchi, Nigeria, 22 février 2018, après un rapt et raid d'un groupe dirigé par Boko Haram.
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Et si Boko Haram puisait sa violence non pas dans le terrorisme islamique contemporain mais dans une histoire régionale meurtrière qui a eu un écho puissant au tout début du XXᵉ siècle ?
Space suits from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in LA.
Matthew J. Cotter, United Kingdom
Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Delicious, nutritious… and emissions-intensive.
Most consumers underestimate the greenhouse emissions associated with different foods. But environmental labels, similar to existing nutrition information, can help us make lower-impact choices.
Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to own a house, have a bank account and have a job that offers health insurance.
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
Researchers are developing treatments for blindness caused by neurodegeneration.
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A new type of drug blocks the destruction of neurons in the eye, preventing blindness. The researchers hope that the same therapy can be applied to other common neurodegenerative diseases.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
A polling station in Texas.
While the US sends observers around the world to monitor elections, few will be present during the 2018 midterms in the US.
First-generation college students face uneven prospects well after college.
First-generation college students earn substantially less than their peers whose parents went to college, new research shows.
IAFEI and a group of partners including Duke University and Grenoble EM survey CFOs across the world for the third quarter 2018, the survey was running from August 22 to September 6, 2018.
Sens. Joseph Lieberman, left, and John McCain, right, at a legislators’ forum on climate change in Washington in 2007.
The late Sen. John McCain was an early – and lonely – Republican supporter of action to fight climate change. His challenge was to regulate sources of energy that underlie much of our economy.
Millennials are not into the ‘We are the greatest country’ idea.
Millennials are less inclined than older Americans to intervene abroad, maintain superior military power or believe the US is an exceptional nation. What does that mean for the country's future?
A new survey reveals that firms are only slowly adapting to advances in financial technology, even as CFO optimism rises.
Construction at Plant Vogtle, Georgia, Dec. 1, 2014.
Nuclear power provides 60 percent of US carbon-free electricity generation, but existing plants are aging and only one is under construction. Should government intervene to keep nuclear energy in the mix?
Shale gas drilling site, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
Nicholas A. Tonelli
Natural gas is widely viewed as a clean fuel, but methane, its main component, is a powerful greenhouse gas. Two experts propose a plan for detecting and cutting methane leaks across North America.
So many numbers, so little time.
CFOs spend two-thirds of their waking hours working, according to a survey. The difficulty that companies are having hiring and retaining qualified employees is also at a 20-year high.
Pools at an algae farm in Borculo, east Netherlands.
AP Photo/Arthur Max
Scientists and government agencies have been studying biofuel production from algae for years. Research points toward a more affordable and efficient production process that recycles water.
Scientists call large marine protected areas effective tools for conserving sea life. But do they benefit countries that create them? Scholars explain how Palau's huge marine protected area seeks to protect resources for Palauans.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) flanked by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as they addressed the unpopularity of their replacement bill.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Poor people who have cancer are one of the most financially vulnerable groups in the US. Obamacare aimed to improve their access to care. A recent study shows how it did.
Weapons used in the attack in San Bernardino in 2015.
Reuters/San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department/Handout
While mass shooting tragedies in Las Vegas and elsewhere make headlines, the reality is gun violence is becoming almost routine in many American neighborhoods. Where do the guns come from?
Is it safe to cross?
Duke Humans and Anatomy Lab
Pedestrians ensure their safety by making eye contact with human drivers. Autonomous cars will have to communicate with nearby people in other ways.