Copies of ‘American Dirt’ sit on a rack at a bookstore in New York.
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Publishers funnel massive amounts of resources into promoting titles that they think will become bestsellers. But they've become spellbound by 'stories of struggle' that can succumb to stereotypes.
Individuals working together as one.
Orit Peleg and Jacob Peters
A swarm of honeybees can provide valuable lessons about how a group of many individuals can work together to accomplish a task, even with no one in charge. Roboticists are taking notes.
While 97% of Romance Writers of America members are women, only 14% are people of color.
The group seemed to be doing all of the right things to diversify its ranks. It wasn't enough.
Teknologi pengenalan emosi, sebuah perkembangan teknologi pengenalan wajah, terus berkembang dengan cepat.
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Perancang teknologi dan masyarakat perlu melihat dengan saksama bagaimana informasi dari sistem kecerdasan buatan digunakan dalam proses pengambilan keputusan.
The old joke says you can tell a politician is lying if his lips are moving.
When a person or agency backed by the power and resources of the government tells a lie, it sometimes causes harm that only the government can inflict.
Emotion recognition technology, an outgrowth of facial recognition technology, continues to advance quickly.
A report calls for banning the use of emotion recognition technology. An AI and computer vision researcher explains the potential and why there's growing concern.
A new way is needed for schools to engage with parents.
School officials can do a better job engaging families of color. Here are five ways for them to start.
If you’re strangled by health care costs, are you really ‘free’?
In the wake of the New Deal, the business community realized that appealing to widely shared American values could get the public to oppose measures that curbed corporate power.
Bourbaki Congress of 1938.
Largely unknown today, Bourbaki was the last mathematician to master nearly all aspects of the field. There’s just one problem: Bourbaki never existed.
Both the hardware and software of commercial drones can be changed easily.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Modified commercial drones are getting more powerful and can easily be turned into weapons. A researcher argues for ways to prevent their development.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
The chemicals in nail products put nail salon workers at risk for cancer and other illnesses.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year.
Drought-driven humanitarian emergencies can be prevented if groundwater is reliably made available at strategic locations.
Protes di Gauhati, India, pada 20 September 2019, bagian dari rangkaian demonstrasi dunia menjelang KTT AS di New York.
AP Photo/Anupam Nath
Yang menjadi ironi adalah para miliarder yang menciptakan masalah ini akan bisa bertahan hidup, sementara kita semua mati kepanasan di dalam mobil pengap berukuran planet.
Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch humanist and theologian.
Martin Luther is credited with initiating the split in Christianity that came to be called the Protestant Reformation. But don't count out Erasmus, an early proponent of similarly radical ideas.
Taking a loan has never been easier thanks to the proliferation of mobile lending platforms.
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Mobile loan platforms have given Kenyans access to easy loans, but they come at a high price.
Protest in Gauhati, India, on Sept. 20, 2019, part of worldwide demonstrations ahead of a U.N. summit in New York.
AP Photo/Anupam Nath
'Two polar bears walk into a bar ...' is an unlikely opener for a joke, but memes and parodies are surprisingly effective ways to get people talking about climate change.
The IPCC report provides fresh details on scope of the effects of climate change.
John B. Weller
A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report makes clear human-induced climate change threatens the health and function of the ocean and cryosphere - the frozen regions of the Earth.
Citizenship candidates raise their hands for the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in New York on Sept. 17.
The backlog in naturalization applications has ballooned to more than 700,000. Wait times have doubled in the last three years.
Rivers of melted ice on a Western Greenland ice sheet drain into the ocean beneath the ice.
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Studies show that the Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet.