Zimbabwe erupted in violent protest after the government doubled the price of petrol.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
Could a random admissions process help spare universities from legal trouble and save time and money?
Colleges and universities are often criticized for how they admit students from diverse groups. A college admissions scholar suggests an admissions lottery could help make the process more fair.
Heads of delegations react at the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.
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An economist breaks down results on two key issues at the COP24 climate change meeting: getting all nations to use the same measuring and reporting rules, and linking policies across borders.
Since 2014 the Ebola outbreak in Liberia killed over 4,800 people.
It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries.
Just sitting on a park bench, completely ignoring each other.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
A KFC in Harare, like many other shops, has shut down as a result of Zimbabwe’s financial crisis .
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is struggling to overcome the national economic destruction wreaked on Zimbabwe over two decades under Robert Mugabe.
Devastation from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, Oct. 12, 2018. Residents whose homes have suffered major damage in multiple storms could eventually be offered buyouts, but the process can take several years.
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Government agencies spend millions of dollars yearly to buy and demolish homes sited in floodplains. But the program is slow, cumbersome and doesn't always help those who need it most.
Roberto Clemente State Park employees in New York, with donated bottled water bottles bound for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
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If you would like to assist from afar, let the professionals procure goods and services.
Street in Hangzhou, China, with trees separating a cycle track from road traffic and from the sidewalk.
Many US cities are investing in bike infrastructure and shade trees. Properly located, these additions can make streets cooler, cleaner and safer for all users – even those who drive.
Governments can use nudges to influence our choices.
Law professor Cass Sunstein, on why behavioural science is always nudging us.
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Governments and businesses are using "nudges" to influence our choices, but how? On this podcast episode, Cass Sunstein, a Harvard professor who wrote the book on nudges, unpacks behavioural science.
Elon Musk has spoken to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund about taking Tesla private.
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Talk of Saudi Arabia helping Elon Musk take Tesla private is the latest example of a long line of sovereign wealth fund investments.
The U.S. military is already testing a Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System.
Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte, U.S. Marine Corps
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
El cerebro, ese enigma.
¿Por qué en la vida se nos presentan tantos problemas que parecen aferrarse a nosotros con tal fuerza que no importa lo que hagamos para resolverlos? La psicología habla de "deslizamiento de concepto".
¿Cómo puede alguien saber si está progresando en la resolución de un problema, si el cerebro humano está diseñado para continuamente redefinir las condiciones de esa resolución?
Cuando algo se vuelve raro, la gente puede percibirlo en más lugares. ¿Qué es en psicología el "concepto progresivo" que hace que cambiemos la forma en que categorizamos el mundo que nos rodea?
Like the day’s newspaper, the brain has a temporary way to keep track of events.
How do brains convert experiences into memories? New research explores the chain of events by focusing on what genes shift into gear when neurons are firing.
Birds don’t fly across wide Amazonian rivers like the Rio Negro.
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Rivers are natural boundaries for evolving populations. But scientists don't agree whether they create new species or just help maintain them. Research using birds' molecular clocks provides some answers.
Holding on in hurricane-force winds.
In the wake of two hurricanes in the Turks and Caicos Islands, researchers document for the first time that catastrophic storms can be agents of natural selection, influencing how species evolve.
Is your faith in democracy waning?
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Do you suspect the American voting system needs an overhaul? If so, you're not alone.
Cada vez mas países alrededor del mundo reconocen que la violencia doméstica es una forma de persecución a la mujer.
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El derecho internacional reconoce que las mujeres y grupos LGBTQ enfrentan formas únicas de violencia que podrían merecer el asilo. Pero EEUU ya afirma que el abuso doméstico es un asunto "privado".