Hamilton is shown whispering into Ben Franklin’s ear in Howard Chandler Christy’s depiction of the signing of the Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton and the policies he pursued as America's first treasury secretary set the US on a course of national unity. That’s just what Europe needs today.
Sandra Bland’s body is removed from a Texas jail.
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With the rate of suicide on the rise, it's time to train law enforcement officials to recognize the signs of mental illness.
There’s still lots of untapped potential with mobile advertising.
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The data tell the story: mobile ads work.
Ken Kendricks Jr puts his hands together in prayer at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown on August 22 2014.
A movement grew out of Michael Brown's death one year ago. The people in #BlackLivesMatter want us to fully witness violence against black youth. Their tools are cell phones and social media.
Angry messages taped up outside Palmer’s dental office were repeated thousands of times online.
Palmer was publicly shamed to a degree that's only possible in a world connected by social media. Could any good come from it?
How much of the research in these journals could be reproduced?
Tobias von der Haar
It's a problem when much of what winds up in scientific journals isn't replicable, for various reasons. The research community is taking baby steps toward addressing the "reproducibility crisis."
Forgiveness, as we have seen in the aftermath of the Charleston killings, is a hallmark of the Black Church. But what psychic toll do these acts of forgiveness exact?
Gathering data at the calving front of the Ilulissat Glacier, Greenland.
To create accurate models that predict how ice sheets and oceans will react to changing climate, modelers need precise current data. One researcher heads to the ends of the earth to collect just that.
In bank stress tests, what’s worse: runs or lemons (the other kind)?
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US regulators chose to reveal detailed information to the public about the state of the banks. They were able to be so transparent, without triggering a run, because of a strong fiscal backstop.
The production of indicators, such as the World Economic Forum’s ranking of economies on competitiveness, is a political process.
Reuters/Victor Ruiz Garcia
Governance indicators have become essential for policy formation and political decision-making, helping us make sense of the messy social world, manage and govern it.
With c-sections becoming so common, it’s time that we started to investigate what that means for child health.
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As more and more babies are delivered by cesarean section, we need to start investigating what that means for their long-term health.
The overhaul of arts funding has left the sector in shock – with many looking for clues as to how George Brandis’ new arts funding body with work in practice.
The arts sector has been shocked by cuts to the Australia Council – but details about the new National Program for Excellence in the Arts are in short supply. What do we know about George Brandis's vision for the arts?
Sailing illegally toward Europe
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The headlines about thousands of migrants losing their lives at sea are shocking. But as news consumers we hear little about the context pushing these people to leave their homes.
Queen Elizabeth will often wear a scarf with a triangular fold to shield her hair.
The most simple form of adornment – a single piece of cloth – can be a signifier of status and wealth.
Young gay teens forced into conversion “therapy” may suffer mental health issues.
The history of "cures" for homosexuality reveals how discredited conversion therapies for gay and transgender children can irreparably harm young minds.
Return-to-learn is a critical part of concussion recovery for kids.
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Return-to-learn plans can help students get back to school work without setting back their concussion recovery.
Both science and journalism can do better at acknowledging and correcting errors.
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Science has a reputation for vigorous hypothesis-testing in the search for truth. But when errors make it into scientific journals, the hallowed self-correction process seldom lives up to the ideal.
The decoration of choice by Europe’s farming-friendly forefathers.
Studying beads, shells and animal teeth – ornaments which carried deep cultural meaning to prehistoric man – reveals that northern Europeans resisted the spread of agriculture for centuries.
Trivial memories can become important later on.
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Given new and relevant information, human beings have an amazing capacity to strengthen weak memories.
Are you afraid of the dark matter?
European Southern Observatory
Every 30 mil years, Earth has to deal with more comet crashes from space and more intense geological activity from within. Dark matter may be the culprit in these episodes that can cause mass extinction.