Hundreds of millions of these will go up in smoke. Via Shutterstock.
Smoking rates among the poor are almost double the rates for middle-class Americans. Yet we are not providing poor people with the medical help they need to stop. We will pay billions for that later.
A vigil in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
For 50 years, we have worked to make U.S. police more diverse and less intrusive. Why haven't we made more progress?
L'arrivée des secours lors de la fusillade au « Pulse » d'Orlando le 12 juin.
City of Orlando Police Department
Au lendemain de la tragédie d’Orlando, un criminologue examine les recherches récentes pour dissiper les idées reçues sur les fusillades.
An EgyptAir plane disappeared from radar en route to Egypt from Paris.
Only six percent of airline accidents in 2015 included fatalities. A security expert argues that a more accurate risk assessment of airline travel would take into account close calls.
Temelin nuclear power plant, Czech Republic.
Recent terrorist attacks have heightened concerns about the security of nuclear plants. A former top U.S. nuclear regulator says security is weak at many sites worldwide.
L'aéroport de Bruxelles, le 22 mars.
Après Paris, Bruxelles. Comment expliquer ces attaques terroristes venant de l’intérieur ? Des études récentes permettent de mieux cerner le processus de radicalisation et l’attractivité de Daech.
Many developing countries are highly urbanised but lack large industrial sectors.
Developing countries, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, are urbanising without industrialising, a trajectory that leaves them with relatively higher poverty rates and share of slums.
Shattered windows at Brussels international airport.
Scholars specializing in extremism are beginning to unravel how people -- including a higher number of Americans than one might expect -- become radicalized to embrace political violence.
Antibiotics can help, but at lower doses and shorter durations than doctors tend to prescribe.
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While antibiotics can kill the bacteria associated with acne, it's their anti-inflammatory effects, not their antimicrobial effects, that yield the biggest skin-clearing benefits.
Cyberwarfare is a threat that is anonymous, hard to trace and hard to defend against.
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The openness of the Internet gives an advantage to attackers – but what constitutes an act of war in the electronic world?
Officers arrive at the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
More of these for personal and planetary health.
Environmental sustainability will not figure into this year's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but the process helped build evidence – and consumer support – for inclusion in future DGAs.
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached.
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Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Un nettoyeur passe devant une affiche promotionnelle lors d'une réunion de la Banque africaine de développement à Shanghai.
Pourquoi les Chinois investissent-ils en Afrique? Par volonté néo-colonialiste ? Pour surexploiter les ressources ? Une étude montre que la stratégie chinoise est plus complexe que cela.
A cleaner walks past a promotional poster at an Africa Development bank meeting in Shanghai. Western perceptions of China’s investments in Africa are off the mark.
Contrary to Western views, China is in Africa for business. Between 1998 and 2012, about 2000 Chinese firms invested in 49 countries on the African continent.
Observing the foreflipper clap.
The way sea lions swim is unique among fish and marine mammals. Their technique provides a biomechanical model to design agile underwater vehicles... but first we have to figure out how they do it.
Trade minister Andrew Robb attends negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership in Sydney last year.
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Over the next few weeks, the trade minister will be under intense pressure to renege on the government’s commitment to reject anything in the Trans Pacific Partnership that could undermine the PBS.
What does it take to lift the Olympic rings?
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Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games failed due to a lack of leadership, not the price tag.
The EPA seemed to think the benefits so outweighed the costs that the latter weren’t worth considering.
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Regulations that do significantly more harm than good are never appropriate, as the court concluded.
Bill aims for more transparency in reguluations.
A bill to require regulatory agencies to consider the cost of complying before they're created will lead to better decisions.