After one reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant caught fire and exploded in 1986, the whole site was encased in a concrete sarcophagus.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
In scientific research, repetition is good.
Scientists build on knowledge gained and published by others. How can we know which findings to trust?
Factory smokestacks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Do environmental regulations help or hurt the economy? Ask the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates and you'll get starkly different views.
Available online: Georgetown’s high-throughput equipment for biomarker staining.
Science and technology research has become so complicated and expensive that a gap has grown between the experiments scientists would like to do and what they have the means to do.
Elementary school students about 13 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant walk past a geiger counter in 2012.
Remediation will never get radiation to zero in the area affected by the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. Rather than safety, the conversation should focus on acceptable risk.
AIDS advocates moved global health onto the international agenda.
After 35 years, AIDS has changed the way the globe thinks about health, culture, and politics.
Treatment has transformed the outlook for people living with HIV from almost certain death to a manageable chronic condition.
Despite the breakthroughs in HIV and AIDS research, without an effective vaccine, the world will not get to zero new infections and deaths.
A man lights candles as part of a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta.
Globally, the health community is moving to a point where there could be zero new HIV infections or deaths. But it has been a long road.
Barack Obama has become adept at welcoming new Australian prime ministers to the White House.
2016 will be a year of transitions in the Australia-US relationship. Against a backdrop of change are three important issues: the fight against Islamic State, China, and passage of the TPP.
Joe Hockey has been announced as Australia’s next ambassador to the United States.
Will Joe Hockey, a 19-year veteran of the Australian Parliament, be able to navigate an increasingly dysfunctional Washington as ambassador to the United States?
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Le marché a des côtés obscurs qui nous poussent à acheter des objets ou services mauvais pour nous. Mais n'est-ce pas au fond une des bases de l'économie de marché ? La réponse de deux prix Nobel.
There’s a reason they call them ‘impulse purchases.’
While free markets have delivered benefits, they also prey on our weaknesses, tempting us to buy things that are bad for us, be it sweet candy or sour investments.
Joan Roca de El Celler de Can Roca, “meilleur restaurant du monde”.
Palmarès des meilleurs restaurants du monde, classements en ligne des hôtels les plus appréciés… les consommateurs ont-ils toujours intérêt à utiliser ces éléments pour faire leurs choix. Pas sûr.
Not everyone feels the same way about Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
There are plenty of alternatives to rule by the military strongman that is destroying Egypt. But most of the viable leaders are in exile or jail.
The gulf between the world’s poorest people and the rest of us is, if anything, widening despite global gains in lifting millions out of poverty.
Despite progress in lifting people above poverty lines around the world, the picture is bleaker for people at the very bottom of the ladder. They have largely missed out on the gains of recent decades.
El Celler’s Joan Roca (center) is now number one, but do consumers really need to know that?
Even when a hotel or restaurant ranking accurately reflects quality, consumers may be better off not knowing.
Emad Shahin: under sentence of death.
The West has stood by and watched as democracy was stifled in Egypt. It will reap the whirlwind.
Will the FCC repeat past mistakes of regulating telecommunications as utilities?
Economic research over the past 50 years shows efforts to regulate telecoms as utilities doesn't work.
Egyptian women pray at a pro-Morsi protest.
Ever since the coup in Egypt last July, university students have been at the forefront of battling military rule. A surge in anti-coup protests by students in the last two months demonstrates that they…
Silencing dissent: al-Jazeera journalists in a court cage during their trial.
As I write this, 20 journalists – including several al-Jazeera reporters – are on trial in Cairo on charges of spreading disinformation and abetting terrorists. Their alleged crime includes operating without…