Trucks cross the friendship bridge connecting China and North Korea on Sept. 4, 2017. Trump has threatened to cut off trade with countries that deal with North Korea.
AP Photo/Helene Franchineau
The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So what went wrong?
Unless you live near a disaster area, sending money may do more good than a mountain of toilet paper.
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
If you want to do the greatest good, send money.
Les étudiant(e)s de Créteil en séance de travail avec leurs collègues de Harvard (elles/ils portent les casquettes des Red Sox de Boston !)
L’organisation d’un journal club scientifique entre étudiants impliqués dans une cordée de la réussite et ceux d’un programme de Harvard. Vu par les étudiants et par les enseignants. Un cas d’école.
Bartolomeo Vanzetti (left), handcuffed to Nicola Sacco, 1923.
Boston Public Library
At a time when anti-immigrant sentiment was widespread, the Sacco and Vanzetti trial starkly divided American opinion and stirred up a violent backlash around the world.
Somalian refugee Mohamoud Saed stands in his friend’s clothing shop he helps out with in Clarkston, Georgia.
AP Photo/David Goldman
Instead of focusing only on crime, the government can help set refugees up for success by collecting data on what's working and what's not in the integration process.
Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom.
Whether it's due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can't more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
What does the shrinking of the Colorado River mean for Native American religions?
Historically, indigenous peoples used the natural seasonal cycles of weather, plants and animals as part of their religious calendar. What will be the impact of climate change on their practices?
Boston Children's Hospital
Almost one-third of human disease requires surgery, but most of those people who need surgery are not getting it. Here's why we need to make surgery more accessible.
People with disruptive behaviour often have poor sleep. But not all...
Waving an American flag along 5th Avenue.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
Do you know how much salt is in your food?
Evidence suggests that most Americans wildly underestimate the amount of sodium in their food.
The Haymarket affair saw workers protesting for a 40-hour working week.
Harper's Weekly [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
It’s time to update the old agenda of the 19th century: less working time and more money for all, in the form of shorter work days and a universal basic income.
A snapshot of inequality in South Africa.
Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes
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?
Stopwatch image via www.shutterstock.com.
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.
Cropped from firsttubedotcom/flickr
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?
Sherlock Holmes and computer via shutterstock.com
The technical consensus is clear: Adding 'backdoors' to encryption algorithms weakens everyone's security. So what are the police and intelligence agencies to do?