A snapshot of inequality in South Africa.
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People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
A Menominee Tribal biology class in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Native American scholars joined in the global March for Science. Their science blends seamlessly with beliefs.
Our cells have a built-in genetic clock, tracking time… but how accurately?
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How do scientists figure out when evolutionary events – like species splitting away from a common ancestor – happened? It turns out our DNA is a kind of molecular clock, keeping time via genetic changes.
An All-American meal.
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Chain restaurants vowed to make children's menus healthier. But our analysis of menus across the country shows that kids' choices still aren't very good for them.
Riots have hit youth detention centres in both Australia and the US.
Australian jurisdictions should enact permanent solutions to juvenile justice crises that replace large and ineffective youth prisons with a safer, more decent alternative.
An activist at a protest rally at the White House against the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines in Washington, D.C.
For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life – it's the place of the divine.
Nigeria is a major tomato importer, despite having enough land to grow them.
Import bans in Africa are a poor substitute for the creation of incentives that enable
local producers to compete favourably.
How can investigators get into digital files?
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The technical consensus is clear: Adding 'backdoors' to encryption algorithms weakens everyone's security. So what are the police and intelligence agencies to do?
Coal train in Missouri. Assigning a social cost to carbon emissions puts a price on activities that generate them, such as burning fossil fuels.
To weigh the economic impact of climate change policies, we need to estimate the social cost of carbon. An economist explains how it's done and why the Trump administration shouldn't end the practice.
An insider can bypass many layers of security.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Basic safeguards are not enough to protect against insider threats. It requires rethinking how to overcome the biases that cause us to dismiss the danger.
A woman holds Pope Francis’ head during his meeting with representatives of indigenous peoples at the Vatican on Feb. 15, 2017.
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Pope Francis appears to have defended Native American protests on the North Dakota pipeline issue. Indigenous cultures have a right to defend 'their ancestral relationship to the Earth,' he said.
Recyclage, location, allongement de l’usage : comment les stratégies d’économie circulaire peuvent améliorer la performance du secteur automobile.
President Trump has ordered federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one they enact – ignoring the fact that many regulations produce large social benefits.
Protesters against repeal of the ACA in Los Angeles on Jan. 14.
Other major laws to improve the health of Americans faced opposition, but none has faced the wrath that Obamacare has faced. Here's a look at what's different in the political response to Obamacare.
In Somalia a programme was launched to train people in the handling and processing of fish to reduce waste.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
There are two competing visions for Australia’s future, argues former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd writes of Australia having lost its national bearings and being powerless to act to find its way in the world.
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration supervises the removal of 68 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (enough for two nuclear weapons) from the Czech Republic in 2013.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has experience with energy, but if confirmed as secretary of energy, he should get ready to learn a lot about DOE's big jobs: nuclear security and basic science research.
At the continental level the book contributed to discussions that led to two African Union summits on agriculture and food security.
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Book on agricultural innovation has had key policy impacts at the micro and macro level.
Protesters block a highway in near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
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Thousands of people, both those within Native American communities and their non-Native allies, felt called to go to Standing Rock. What was the motivation?
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.