Students across campuses are protesting against racial injustice.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
Asian and African leaders march together, with China’s President Xi at the center.
China has been spreading its wealth around to increase its influence, but what can the recipients of its largesse learn from its actions in Africa?
Polio vaccinators carry boxes of polio vaccine drops as they head to the areas they have been appointed to administer the vaccine, in Karachi October 21 2014.
Researchers are piloting a smartphone app to collect better information about who is getting vaccinated and to design better incentives for health workers on vaccination drives.
What would an environmental economist do?
Environmental economists have long argued a carbon price is the best way to factor in the social cost of climate change. Did Obama effectively use a carbon price to nix the Keystone XL pipeline?
Crucial to Paris is a system to monitor and verify countries' pledges to reduce emissions.
Behind the US pledge to cut carbon in Paris climate talks lies a bigger effort to build a durable system to verify all countries' emission cuts.
The Bedouin poet Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya.
Laden with animals, conspiracy theories and apocalyptic visions, Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya's poetry reflects how many Arabs – urban and rural, rich and poor – view the world.
The Chinese have helped build more than 300 dams in Africa, like this one on the Congo River.
China's economy has continued to slow despite efforts by its leaders to give it a boost, which is very bad news for an increasingly dependent Africa.
Like in Monopoly, the rents keep on rising.
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About a quarter of all renters are spending at least half of their income on housing, and the situation is projected to get much worse over the next decade.
Got milk? China joins the lactose lovers.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
The atmosphere in classrooms in Finland is more relaxed.
October 5 is World Teachers' Day. How about paying some attention to how teachers experience their work? Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy when compared to those in the US?
Rouhani addresses the UN General Assembly, September 28 2015.
Increasing trade and commerce will make it easier to verify the Iranians are keeping their promises under the nuclear agreement.
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Kids today face a variety of digital stressors –from negotiating how much communication to have with close friends to digital abuse.
Fast, cheap and easily available.
From deciding when and what to eat to how much food you actually put on your plate, the average person makes over 200 food-related decisions each day, most of which are automatic.
A new identity for cheating?
Students are creating 'multiple personalities' to cheat on MOOCs. How do they do that? What are its implications?
What a waste.
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The 'linear economy' that drove 20th-century leaps in wealth is no longer sustainable, and our standard of living will not survive without a dramatic redesign.
An Ethiopian girl sells barley seeds in northern Tigray. The sub-Saharan Africa seed industry remains largely informal.
The seed industry in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from many challenges. India, which has one of the biggest seed markets in the world, offers some lessons on how these challenges could be overcome.
Africa needs to support small and medium-sized enterprises across the value chain of the agribusiness sector.
Over the past 60 years, China has experimented extensively with policies and programmes to encourage the growth of rural enterprises. Africa could do well by following in these footsteps.
The EPA Clean Power Plan imposes limits on power plants' carbon emissions.
Poor Americans suffer disproportionately from higher energy prices. Energy policies should fund innovation to make low-carbon energy cheaper.
There is more than one reason why you want your students to be happy.
Who doesn't want their students to be happy? But what contributes to students' happiness?
The red Cas9 nuclease protein uses a blue guide RNA sequence to cut yellow DNA at a complementary site.
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Until more is understood, it's sensible to limit experimentation that would make changes to germ line cells that would be passed on to future generations.