Immigrants and inspectors in the registry room for legal inspections at Ellis Island.
Thousands of Jewish immigrants and their children changed their names in America – but not at Ellis Island. The reasons are complicated and part of the Jewish struggle with their identity in America.
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Pada 2022, warga negara maju mungkin akan dapat lebih banyak berita palsu daripada informasi akurat. Kecerdasan buatan bisa disalahkan—tetapi juga bisa bantu orang memilah kebenaran dari kebohongan.
Is someone else making money on your computer?
Enterprising cryptocurrency enthusiasts have found a way to use your computer processor and electricity to make themselves money. What is cryptojacking, and how does it work?
Members of the senior class of Russell County HIgh School in Kentucky recite the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of a court ruling, during commencement exercises in 2006.
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As the Kentucky Senate considers a bill for school prayer, a scholar explains the violent history of prayer – and a time when Catholic students were sometimes whipped, beaten and worse for not participating.
Is that clickbait true?
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By 2022, people in developed countries may see more fake news than accurate information. Artificial intelligence may be to blame – but could also help people sort out the truth from lies.
New heavy nuclei are constantly generated in stars and other astronomical bodies.
People long assumed all the elements we see now were created during the Big Bang. But on May 2, 1952, an astronomer reported spotting new elements coming from an old star and changed our origin story.
Tariffs like those Trump is about to sign are the wrong way to fight intellectual property theft.
Unfair competition law offers a more effective, targeted strategy to persuade China to play by the rules.
Riot police drill outside Saint Petersburg’s new soccer stadium ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
Le complexe de la peau blanche survit et est entretenu depuis la période coloniale par les produits cosmétiques. Un tabou à faire tomber.
Le colorisme, l’attrait pour les peaux claires sont des biais racistes qui se perpétuent, comme en témoigne l’utilisation massive de produits éclaricissants.
Organic? Conventional? Genetically modified? Decisions, decisions.
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation and pseudoscience.
Jason Eichenholz, co-founder and chief technology officer of driverless vehicle industry startup Luminar Technologies.
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It will be hard to adjust. Considering what happened with the onset of car travel and web surfing, society can't just wing it.
Probes that can transmit electricity inside the skull raise questions about personal autonomy and responsibility.
Where does responsibility lie if a person acts under the influence of their brain implant? As neurotechnologies advance, a neuroethicist and a legal expert write that now's the time to hash it out.
Trolls spread Russian disinformation campaigns across Europe and the U.S.
The Europeans have something to teach the US about protecting citizens subject to Russian internet propaganda. Their effort isn't just a different form of propaganda. It's more like fact-checking.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan during a promotional campaign in India in 2006.
Bleaching cream companies, with the help of Bollywood male stars are making huge profits.
Facebook already controls how its users’ data can be gathered and shared. It’s university ethics boards that need to join the digital age.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal wasn't a data breach – it was a violation of academic ethics. Maybe it's universities, not social networks, that need to update their privacy settings.
Terisolasi secara sosial terkait dengan naiknya tekanan darah tinggi dan depresi.
Isolasi sosial terkait dengan meningkatnya tekanan darah, penurunan kemampuan kognitif, dan bahkan meningkatnya kemungkinan kematian prematur.
What goes in doesn’t go out?
The famous cosmologist was closely identified with black holes due to his revolutionary theoretical work explaining some of their mysterious properties.
Farmed fish like these carp now make an important contribution to global food security.
Many critics say that fish farms mainly sell their output to wealthy countries and don't provide much benefit to poor people in producing countries. Three aquaculture experts show why this view is wrong.
Social isolation is linked to increased blood pressure and depression.
Social isolation is linked to higher blood pressure, lower cognitive abilities and even increased chances of premature death.
Can campus-based support programs boost to graduation rates for former foster youth?
A professor of social work who grew up in foster care shines light on programs meant to help former foster youth make it through college.