Volunteers in Iowa ahead of the Iowa caucus listening to a speaker on Jan. 25, 2020.
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Schools and colleges can teach political hope that can help citizens make better choices.
As African cities like Lagos in Nigeria become increasingly populated, climate change adaptation is key.
Urban adaptation to climate change is more effective where local citizens participate.
Educators can use story-telling to make students more politically aware.
Election campaigns inspire hope, but they can also quickly lead to political despair. A scholar says young citizens can learn how to take positive action and stay hopeful.
Living in a country with more gender equality results in better sleep for both men and women.
While women's sleep is affected by children, men's sleep is affected by work and finance stress. Couples living in more gender equal countries have improved sleep quality.
Students walk out of school in March 2018 as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence.
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called for a school boycott to change the nation's gun laws and make schools safer. A scholar who studies protest explains how the boycott could work.
Hundreds of students protesting gun violence marched to the Minnesota State Capitol on March 7, 2018.
As part of preparing students to live in a democracy, schools should teach students how to engage in political dissent, a philosophy of education scholar argues.
An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt.
Activists often face intransigent regimes and ruthless warlords. But women can use traditional insights into femininity and motherhood for political mobilisation and resistance.
Educafro, a Brazilian black activist movement, protested in 2012 to demand more affirmative action programs for higher education.
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'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Walt Disney used defaults to get children to eat healthier foods, but not all nudges have consumers’ interests at heart.
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Defaults are powerful tools that policymakers and marketers can use to nudge us to make certain choices, whether in our interest or in theirs. How do we ensure they're used responsibly?
Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, viewed from below at London’s Park Plaza Hotel.
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Mega development projects can have a positive impact. But there are risks. Between 2004 and 2013, some 3.4 million people were ‘physically and economically displaced’ by World Bank projects alone.
Another job snatched by a robot?
Some suggest half of current jobs will be lost to automation over the next decade or two. But it's far too early to pit man versus machine.
Traditional nonprofits help ensure aid gets to ‘hidden’ populations like the homeless.
Giving cash directly to the needy is a growing trend, but in most cases it's not nearly as effective funneling donations through a charity with 'boots on the ground.'
The beauty of stained glass – all down to electron oscillations.
The field of plasmonics has implications for integrated circuits, biosensors, other light-based technologies – even invisibility cloaks.
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“Affirmative action won’t be around for much longer, ” said one of our professors twenty years ago, advising against writing a dissertation on this topic. The United States Supreme Court’s Schuette decision…