The Lincoln Monument was a casualty of the last shutdown, in 2013.
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The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.
Earthquake survivors are living in tents in western Iran.
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The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
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Apakah bawaan biologis berdasar jenis kelamin bisa menjelaskan mengapa lebih banyak laki-laki di Silicon Valley?
Pengemudi transportasi daring, mitra atau buruh yang dieksploitasi?
Menggunakan teknologi dan retorika, perusahaan transportasi online berhasil mendikte pengemudi dan dalam waktu yang sama menciptakan ilusi hubungan yang setara.
Ride-hailing app drivers – partners or exploited labour?
Using technology and rhetoric, ride-hailing companies manage to dictate drivers while simultaneously creating the illusion of equal relation.
Riset dasar dan terapan berkelindan dalam ekosistem dua-arah.
Penelitian baru menelusuri hubungan antara karya ilmiah dengan inovasi yang dipatenkan, memetakan bagaimana masyarakat diuntungkan oleh riset ilmiah dasar.
Who’s missing from this picture?
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.
Cara McClure of Birmingham, Alabama cries Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia at a solidarity meeting.
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The violence in Charlottesville affects all children, but racially motivated attacks make children of color feel particularly vulnerable. Here are some ways to protect them.
Basic research and applications coexist in a tangled two-way ecosystem.
A new study connects the dots between published science and patented innovations, mapping just how society benefits from basic scientific research.
The Paris Agreement could provide a forum for international cooperation on risky, planet-scale engineering to cool the Earth.
It's increasingly likely that at some point, the world's nations will need to broach the fraught discussion of geoengineering. The UN climate accord was a natural forum to do it.
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced March 24 that he was pulling his proposed health care bill from consideration.
The U.S. has been arguing about health care for decades. Critics have argued that insurance for all is a sign of weakness or even Communist. Here's a look at how the thinking has evolved -- or not.
Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, who has worked with those who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, spoke to an open committee at the Institute of Medicine in February 2015 about the biomedical nature of CFS.
A study that suggested Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was more psychological than physical has been debunked. How did the data get doctored?
Butner Elementary School students sing patriotic music on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. April 2, 2009.
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Children with difficulty singing can be labelled as 'nonmusical' by parents, teachers and pop culture. This toxic idea of 'talent' can deprive people of music's benefits for the rest of their lives.
Students of both genders carry around stereotypes about school achievement.
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Recent research raised concerns about girls' stereotypes on their gender's lack of 'brilliance.' But an overlooked finding suggests boys also hold hindering stereotypes about themselves in school.
Any antimicrobial chemicals in there?
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Products not under the FDA's jurisdiction don't have to list whether they contain any of the antimicrobial chemicals banned in soap by the agency.
A smartphone could help people fight depression.
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Using sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients' symptoms of depression, even identifying ones they didn't notice or share with counselors.
Most whites would say they’re okay with diversity. But is there a threshold?
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Simple reminders of the growing diversity of the country and the political power of minorities can influence biases.
Can we generalize about leadership style based on gender?
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.
What would it take to get more Americans to buy into our democracy?
A marketing guru considers what's wrong with American democracy and how to fix it.
Policy changes and face-to-face conversations are part of the plan.
The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.