Twain was an opinionated, prolific commentator on the personalities and political issues of his day.
He probably would have been amused by – and maybe even befriended – Trump the entertainer. Trump the president? Not so much.
Too sick to attend school in person, but perfectly able to participate with a robot’s help.
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Students with chronic illness often get only a few hours of education a week. Telepresence robots could let them participate fully in classroom and school activities.
Protestors at the University of California, Berkeley campus oppose the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
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UC Berkeley had a duty to protect the free speech of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and those protesting his appearance. But what are the limits of free speech when it comes to campus safety?
People rally in New Brunswick, N.J. against President Trump’s ‘travel ban.’
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Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
U.S. Border Patrol frisks a man near the U.S.-Mexico border in California.
A team of legal scholars breaks down the factors that will determine which immigrants are most vulnerable for deportation under the new administration.
Students protesting on campus in Davis, California, following the election of Donald Trump.
Students and faculty are demanding universities declare themselves sanctuary campuses. Historically, sanctuary offered both legal and moral protection for the vulnerable.
Incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., won reelection.
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State legislators in 18 states are intentionally drawing congressional boundaries to favor their party, according to experts who ran thousands of simulations using open-source mapping software.
Collective trauma: A boy walks among some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Even indirect exposure to the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left profound and deep impact on those too young to remember a world before that.
Dans le réservoir de Koka, situé dans le centre de l’Éthiopie.
La multiplication des ouvrages hydroélectriques en Afrique sub-saharienne a vu l’inquiétante augmentation des cas de paludisme dans les zones avoisinantes.
Police armored cars drive down a Baltimore street following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
The Koka Reservoir in Ethiopia. Steps have been taken to reduce malaria infections without sacrificing the primary purposes of the dam.
The construction of dams in Africa, in some cases, bring an unintended consequence – an increase in malaria in the surrounding areas.
Apple-developed lessons help students learn to code on the same device the code will be used on.
If you're creating an app for an iPad, then why not create it on an iPad too. Is Apple's Swift move to do this just another step towards the end of the personal computer?
The Promenade des Anglais July 17.
Nice is an elegant and striking city, set against the azure Mediterranean. But there is history and politics behind the waving palms.
Les bronzes du Bénin dérobés par des soldats britanniques.
Le pillage culturel a fait partie intégrante du projet colonial. Aujourd’hui, certains affirment que cet héritage perdure. Dans une société mondialisée, où est la limite entre emprunt et appropriation ?
Benin bronzes that were looted by British soldiers.
Cultural imperialism and looting were part and parcel of the colonial project. Today, some argue this legacy continues. But in a globalised society, where does borrowing end and appropriation begin?
Does technology help with learning?
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Researchers found students' test scores in science, writing, math and English language arts improved significantly when they were provided with laptops. The benefits were not limited to test scores.
Fitness trackers make activity into a contest.
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The human psyche loves a challenge as well as a pat on the back for achievement. Pervasive computing taps into these drives to 'gamify' aspects of life that are typically not games or even much fun.
The chemical PFOA, used in common coatings, was found in elevated levels in the water supply of Hoosick, New York earlier this year.
A growing number of communities in upstate New York and New England are discovering the chemical PFOA in their water supply. Here's what you should know about the health effects of PFOA.
Mourning in Brussels.
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Torn between localism and pan-Europeanism, the idea of "Belgium" means almost nothing.
The buzz surrounding Oscar-nominated films extends to illegal downloads.
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Illegal downloads proliferate during awards season. Are film leaks simply the cost of doing business?