Seriously cold: The ‘bomb cyclone’ freezes a fountain in New York City.
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An atmospheric scientist who studies the Arctic explains why – because of global warming – the U.S. may be in for longer cold spells in the winter.
Pengungsi Rohingya di Bangladesh menunggu bantuan kemanusiaan.
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Persekusi Rohingya dimulai pada 1948, tahun Myanmar merdeka dari penjajahan Inggris.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting to receive aid.
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The persecution of the Rohingya goes back to 1948, the year when Myanmar achieved independence from the British.
The U.S. failing to meet its Paris commitment would cause about $100 billion of damage to the global economy.
A climate scientist and policy scholar sees three possible scenarios following Trump's plan to pull out of the Paris Agreement –
ranging from a small uptick in emissions to a global recession.
The number of men married to each other who have children is rising following legal rulings about marriage equality.
Research reveals few differences between the parenting of gay men and their straight peers. But it looks like gay fathers could be more apt to volunteer at their children's schools.
What if you could unlock your smartphone this way?
A simple idea that's surprisingly secure: drawing your own unlock pattern on a touchscreen. Faster and easier to remember than a password, and much harder to guess or crack.
The DRC has extraordinary potential for socioeconomic advancement.
Political agreements between major political actors aren’t enough to ensure stability in the DRC. Structural changes are needed as is a new approach towards governance.
Climate fiction: A novel describes New Yorkers keeping on even after 50 feet of sea-level rise next century.
A researcher on sea level rise and climate change impacts reviews Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel, 'New York 2140,' which envisions the city's future in the face of extreme sea-level rise.
Opponents of Ballot Measure 9 gather in Portland on Oct. 19, 2000.
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A professor takes us back more than 20 years, to when struggling white working-class voters in Oregon were convinced that a conservative social agenda would help bring back timber jobs.
We can give thanks to the strong winds of trans-Atlantic trade for ‘Tom Turkey.’
A globalization expert shares two surprising tales of how the powerful winds of trans-Atlantic trade affected the quintessentially American holiday.
Hurricane Sandy, a storm with huge economic costs, bears down on New York in 2012.
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Climate change isn't just an environmental problem. It is one of the fundamental economic challenges of this century.
Will the gains from globalization be allowed to go up in smoke?
With foes of globalization seeing their voices trumpeted by Brexit and Donald Trump's candidacy, the G20 needs to act as a counterweight that sounds a clear vision for a connected future.
Why race-conscious policies matter.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
Unchecked greenhouse gas emissions would lead to a number of economic effects, including potentially more damaging storms like Hurricane Sandy.
Making expanded fossil fuel production the core of U.S. energy policy, as proposed by Donald Trump, and backing out of climate agreements would cost the U.S. economy billions and transform the planet.
Trump is only the latest U.S. politician to bash China over its trade and currency policies. Is the criticism fair?
Are genetically engineered crops safe for human health and the environment? A new report says yes but points out problems and regulatory gaps. Three members of the study panel offer their takeaways.
Men seek out male doctors, but are actually more honest with females.
Men can expect to die approximately five years sooner than women, but why? One possible explanation is men are more reluctant to go to the doctor – and less likely to be honest once they get there.
Unfortunately, there’s no pill for the U.S. tax code.
Obama calls them insidious and others have described inversions as unpatriotic, but what they really do is show just how much of a mess the corporate tax code is.
The IRS may soon be able to snare every last $100 bill.
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The Panama Papers are part of a trend that suggests the U.S. tax gap – how much is still owed the government after Tax Day – may soon close. Could this mean the end of tax evasion?
But did you vote for the candidate that best matches your beliefs?
Even with free, private ballots, a quarter of us still end up voting for the 'wrong' presidential candidate. Here's how to make sure you vote for the one who best matches your beliefs and hopes.