Mahatma Gandhi figurine at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Vienna.The call to remove his statute from the University of Ghana has reignited debate about his legacy.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most influential personalities in history, celebrated for his advocacy of non-violent resistance. But his dark side is now receiving increased attention.
President Elect Trump has pulled off a remarkable victory.
Trump has won the White House by offering a vision of a bygone era, in favour of a more cosmopolitan, sophisticated future.
Protestors hold a sign outside the state’s Capitol, in Bismarck, North Dakota.,
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A scholar explains what makes landscapes sacred in Native American religion and why there needs to be a better understanding of the ties to the land.
Sometimes doctors need help, too.
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Physician Health Programs are intended to help doctors with substance abuse disorders and mental health problems. But that's not always what happens.
It starts by making a plan.
As Election Day approaches, candidates in races across the country will be doing everything they can to get out the vote – including turning to behavioral science.
Cancer patient Cao Dongxian poses with CT scan images of his intestine at a hotel room where he stays, near the Peking Union Hospital.
Developing brand new treatments and cures isn't the only way to achieve a major reduction in cancer deaths worldwide.
How long should voters have to wait? Hartford, Connecticut in 2012.
Republicans want voter ID laws. Democrats want more access to the ballot. Why do we have to choose?
Une conférence de presse insaisissable (le 15 septembre 2016)
L'analyse détaillée de la couverture médiatique de la campagne permet de découvrir ce qui retient l'attention des journaux et des chaînes de télé - et, in fine, des électeurs.
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After North Korea's fifth nuclear test on September 9, the U.S. is calling for tighter global sanctions. New research shows that this strategy actually helps North Korea.
An elusive Clinton press conference on Sept. 15, 2016.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
A woman in northern Ethiopia feeds her chickens. Bill Gates has estimated that a farmer breeding five hens could generate up to $1,000 a year.
The factors limiting poultry production are similar to those affecting the rest of the agricultural systems.
Aerial view of the Pentagon, September 14, 2001.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS), created after 9/11, has helped government agencies respond to large-scale emergencies, including mass shootings and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Good investment? What do your friends think?
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
GMOs may very well have filled up that syringe.
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Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Les gouvernements utilisent l’argent des contribuables pour servir les intérêts des investisseurs des banques et la dette. Ils doivent réorienter leur action vers les entrepreneurs et les actions.
Resistance to new technologies tends to be driven by perceptions rather than actual evidence.
Human resistance to innovation can be an obstacle to solving major global challenges.
Viewing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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A new study estimates that Americans would pay US$92 billion yearly in extra taxes to protect national parks. The finding underlines calls from experts for more money to preserve and maintain the parks.
Some farmers are suspicious of technological innovation. But technology can really help them.
It's been proved that prizes can boost cultural innovation. The same is certainly true for innovation in agriculture – which Africa desperately needs.
Should we act to prevent this from ever happening?
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Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.
People get suspicious when ethically fraught science is discussed behind closed doors.
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A recent closed meeting about building synthetic genomes raised suspicions about just what scientists were planning, away from the public eye.