Africa’s physical landscape is not a permanent fixture and is being constantly shaped by massive geological forces.
Seismologists use sensors to build images of the interior of the earth. Making the invisible, visible.
Little Missouri River, North Dakota.
Recent research shows that US rivers are becoming saltier and more alkaline. Salt pollution threatens drinking water supplies and freshwater ecosystems, but there is no broad system for regulating it.
What these people are seeing isn’t real – but they might think it is.
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As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there's an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.
Facebook’s data know exactly what fits best in your mind.
Facebook harvests individual users' data and sells it to advertisers, who narrowly target specific messages to particular people not just for profit, but for partisan political gain.
A woman rallies for Doug Jones on Dec. 12. Jones defeated Republican.
Roy Moore who was accused of sexual misconduct.
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The word disruption describes an upheaval of institutionalized ways of doing things. Disruptors draw few distinctions between the valuable and less-valuable features of institutions.
More and more powerful men are being brought down by sexual harassment and assault accusations. But what about the president?
Victims everywhere have lost their patience and their fear and are finding willing listeners. A question worth asking is: Why now?
People walk around the old main bazaar of Tehran, in Iran, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.
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Surveys of Iranian public opinion from the University of Maryland suggests that Trump's strategy on the nuclear deal – no matter how you interpret it – is based on wishful thinking.
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
Make it longer than 12 characters!
Recent federal changes to password-strength guidelines echo the findings of research we've been doing. It's time to think differently about what makes a password secure.
Looking inside a quantum computer.
As companies make quantum computers available through their cloud services, take a look at what it means for computing to move beyond classical mechanics and into quantum physics.
A synthesis centre in Africa would get an African perspective on global socio-environmental challenges.
A synthesis centre in Africa would massively improve the ability of researchers to understand complex scientific problems.
After his assassination, Abraham Lincoln became a beacon of the United States presidency.
Even Donald Trump has paid his respects to Lincoln as an emblem of unity.
Reggie Batiste with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Atlanta administers an HIV test.
The number of new HIV-positive cases has sharply declined – in most parts of the country. Nonurban areas, particularly in the South, are showing sharp increases. Why?
Ninety percent of the protesters at the Women’s March on Washington voted for Hillary Clinton.
Who are those people out there marching on Washington, DC? Researchers at the University of Maryland did a survey to find out.
Police after the London Bridge attack on June 4, 2017.
Anti-terrorism policy is too often adopted based on very small sets of data – and fear.
Government regulations require airlines to say and do certain things before any flight.
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United Airlines' recent stumbles suggest its culture is too 'tight' and constrained by rules, leaving employees little room to make judgement calls.
People don’t want to be interrupted to update their software.
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People don't want to endure the interruptions and inconveniences of keeping their computer software up to date. Research tells us why, and how we might fix the problem – and protect ourselves.
Does God exist?
There remain many mysteries that are beyond science. Does that mean that a God truly exists? A scholar gives reasons for this possibility.
Hog feeding operation near Tribune, Kansas.
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Large livestock farms, known as CAFOs, have polluted air and water in many communities. A recent court decision will force CAFOs to report their air emissions from manure and other sources.
Marine Le Pen.
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A new survey of French voters reveals a divide that predicts support for Le Pen. This same characteristic also explains Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.