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?
Interrogatoire de police, des heures durant.
Un innocent qui s’accuse d’un crime qu’il n’a pas commis. Un cauchemar plus fréquent qu’on ne le croit. Mais comment en arrive-t-on à de faux aveux ? Les réponses de psychologues expérimentateurs.
What do students miss when they access the Internet only through mobile devices?
A third of families living below poverty level access the Internet only through their phones. And young people from these families get access to few learning opportunities.
Innocence puts you at risk in an interrogation room.
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Innocent people do confess to terrible crimes they had nothing to do with. Psychologists are investigating factors that contribute to false confession – including how well-rested a suspect feels.
A patrol in front of Notre Dame November 15.
The answer is complex. But part of it lies in the fact that French society is still uncomfortable with its diversity.
Pope Francis has called for European churches to open their doors to refugees like this Syrian boy.
Beginning with Exodus and the Holy Family's flight into Egypt, narratives of migration are at the roots of Catholicism, and the Catholic Church has long been a place of shelter for the dispossessed.
Telling Jeb Bush what matters in Las Vegas.
The truth expressed by #BlackLivesMatter is not a cliché. That's because for many Americans, black lives still don't.
Heart cells showing damage after a heart attack.
Stem cells hold great promise for treating heart disease. But it's not so simple to get from stem cell to fully functioning adult heart cell, even in the lab.
Why did people make their personal information so easily available to a company that facilitates cheating?
In the Ashley Madison hack were reports of 74,468 unique ".edu" email addresses. If people chose to use their .edu addresses, what does that tell us about awareness of privacy online?
What is behind Asian-American success?
Nicola Sapiens De Mitri
Asian-American kids are often viewed as high-achieving and smart. Does such a stereotype contribute to their academic success?
Today’s libraries are offering skill-building programs.
Traditionally, libraries provided a quiet space to read. Today's libraries are taking on new roles and helping young people gain 21st-century skills.
Six of the 17 declared 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates before the start of a forum August 3, 2015.
Wedge issues that have divided American voters for years are losing their edge.
How low can it go? The Hoover Dam in May.
As California enters another hot dry summer, policymakers from water and electric utilities are looking at ways to preserve these interdependent resources.
Freese Elementary first graders starting to paint a giant puppet with teaching artist Felix Diaz.
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Want kids to improve fluency in English language? Try dance and drama as teaching tools.