British passengers wait for news on cancelled Thomas Cook flights at Palma de Mallorca airport in September 2019.
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A major factor in the collapse of Thomas Cook relates to an increasingly important financial market phenomenon, especially for distressed firms, known as the “empty creditor" problem.
A Colt AR-15 from 1973.
The gunmaker's move to stop selling AR-15s to civilians is not a response to concerns about gun control. Instead it's a reflection of how prevalent the AR-15 and comparable weapons are in the US.
People participate in a candlelight vigil near the White House to protest violence against Sikhs in 2012.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Sikh gurus adopted the turban, in part, to remind Sikhs that all humans are sovereign, royal and ultimately equal. But their attire can also lead to misunderstandings and at times, hate crimes.
What people read online could really disrupt society and politics.
The Russians won’t be alone in spreading disinformation in 2020. Their most likely imitator will be Iran. Also, Instagram could get even more infected with intentional misinformation than it has been.
¿Existe una sincronización espontánea entre los gestos motores que originan el habla (movimientos de la lengua, mandíbula y labios) y los ritmos que se perciben del habla? A las personas con alta sincronía les es más fácil aprender nuevas palabras que a los de baja.
The public service has been slow to adopt innovation in Australia – and this is a problem when it comes to effective government in the 21st century.
Our new research shows that public servants are eager to become innovative public problem solvers, but their leaders are standing in their way.
An artisanal mine.
Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
George Washington faced many challenges regarding his teeth.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
As we celebrate the nation's founding, it's a good time to note the heroism of George Washington. The British were a pain, to be sure, but what really caused him trouble were his teeth.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered state agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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States are folding the social and economic costs of burning fossil fuels into their electricity policies, giving utilities a financial incentive to reduce greenhouse emissions.
President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019.
President Trump vetoed Congress' rejection of his emergency declaration. That brings the constitutional confrontation closer to the Supreme Court and a potentially destabilizing outcome.
President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall.
The constitutional conflict between Congress and President Trump over his emergency declaration has potential to undermine centuries of checks and balances between the two branches of government.
Father and child stand outside closed National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Jan. 2, 2019.
The government shutdown provided a short-term version of what some activists have long wanted: A government small enough so that you could 'drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.'
Which is the right map for you?
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.
Applying nitrogen fertilizer to corn at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, a research site in Michigan.
Fertilizer is a key source of nitrogen pollution which fouls air and water worldwide. Current regulations target farmers, but focusing on producers could spur them to develop greener products.
Africa’s higher education sector could benefit from public-private partnerships.
In Africa's education sector, public-private partnerships have been largely limited to infrastructure developments and the provision of education.
Main Standfirst: Según los investigadores, los estereotipos negativos sobre la capacidad de las niñas para estudiar carreras científicas podrían desanlentarlas de estudiar estas.
Los estereotipos podrían desalentar a las niñas a estudiar carreras STEM, pero la investigación sugiere varias formas en que los padres y maestros pueden ayudar a cambiar las cosas
Researchers found that families who send their children off to college face an increased risk for foreclosure.
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The odds of foreclosure double for families who send their kids off to college, according to two researchers who say their findings show a need for new ways for Americans pay for higher education.
Niños jugando en la colonia Indian Hills cerca de Alamo, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Uno de los mayores focos de pobreza en EE. UU. se da en las comunidades de la frontera entre EE. UU. y México, conocidas como colonias. Estos asentamientos carecen de infraestructuras básicas.
Children play in the Indian Hills East Colonia near Alamo, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
One of the largest concentrations of poverty in the US exists in communities at the US-Mexico border called 'colonias.' These informal settlements lack access to basic infrastructure.
Atty. Gen. Elliot Richardson swears in William D. Ruckelshaus as his deputy. Both men later resigned rather than carry out Nixon’s order to fire the Watergate special prosecutor.
Republicans in Congress today are different than GOP figures who challenged President Nixon during Watergate. GOP leaders now stand in contrast to those who once chose country over loyalty to one man.