A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on July 21, 2012.
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File
New research projects that climate change could greatly increase airborne dust levels in the southwestern US, causing higher hospital admissions and premature deaths from heart and lung ailments.
A camp for displaced Rohingyas in the city of Sittwe in western Myanmar.
A scholar who visited Rohingya camps in Myanmar found little hope of a safe return home for refugees, who are currently living in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
Salvadorans have been fleeing violence in their communities for years.
AP Photo/Salvador Melendez
As a pediatrician, I'm not letting State Department warnings stop me from leading surgical missions.
‘Silent Spring’ author Rachel Carson testifies before a Senate Government Operations Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 1963. Carson urged Congress to curb the sale of chemical pesticides and aerial spraying.
Did Rachel Carson catalyze the organic farming movement, as many advocates claim? Or would she reject their ban on synthetic fertilizer and see organic as an inefficient way to feed the world?
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.
One of the signature fragrances of spring comes after the consumption of asparagus.
Perhaps you've noticed something unusual in the bathroom after you consume this healthy spring vegetable. A Speed Read explains there's two parts to the stinky puzzle: production and perception.
Protests against social security reforms in Nicaragua quickly gained traction. Now, even the Catholic Church is suggesting ‘democratization’ may be on the horizon.
For 11 years, Daniel Ortega's regime has been unshakable. But Nicaragua's autocratic leader is vulnerable after weeks of deadly protest. Now, some citizens are calling for him to resign.
Could there be a future with smaller, less bulky VR headsets?
Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images for Siemens
Using nanostructures on a flat piece of glass can make lenses smaller, lighter and much cheaper – while providing better image quality.
Some 17,000 U.S. troops aided in the Caribbean relief effort after hurricanes Irma and Maria. That’s roughly equivalent to the U.S. military’s humanitarian mission in the Philippines after Typhoon Hiyan in 2013.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Compared to its foreign disaster missions, the US military mobilized slowly after Maria. But in numbers, capacity and logistics coordination, its work in Puerto Rico was on par with other aid efforts.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin with President Trump on Jan. 11, 2018, a day before Trump gave the go-ahead for Medicaid work requirements.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Calls for work requirements for Medicaid recipients ignore the fact that many already do work. A Harvard doctor points out the problems in trying to help only the 'deserving' poor.
Veteran Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astatke continues to have an extraordinary mobility and exposure to a wide range of musical sounds.
2018 : Année de l'intelligence artificielle ?
The Future Society/Facebook
L’intelligence artificielle a déjà envahi nos vies. Le rythme va s’accélérer. Nicolas Miailhe prend le temps de réfléchir à la situation et a lancé « The AI Initiative » : lieu de débat multiculturel.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Congress may have averted a shutdown, but don't get too excited, warns a Harvard budget expert. The deal isn't sustainable long term.
Para ilmuwan telah lama berusaha memahami jawabannya.
Orang-orang kreatif sepertinya memiliki koneksi khas di antara tiga jaringan otak yang pada umumnya bekerja terpisah.
Video games can help train the brain to hear better.
A new study finds it's possible to train the brain to better distinguish between speech and background noise.
Exercise equipment in a yard outside the East Block for condemned prisoners at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Mass incarceration harms the health of prisoners, their families and the people who work in detention centers.
New research concludes that there are many “Lost Einsteins” in America – children who had the ability to become inventors but didn’t because of where they were born.
A new analysis shows how family background influences who grows up to invent. The key to turning things around? Expose kids to more inventors.
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Comment déterminer les âges de la vie où se sont produits les divergences entre deux espèces ? Grâce aux horloges moléculaires : l’ADN comme minuterie.
While some are declaring that democracy has had its day, others see this as a time to develop more truly democratic ways of living.
Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910
Is it really time to eulogise democracy, or are we rather on the cusp of a new phase in its long and varied life?
The answer has long eluded scientists.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.