Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos prepares to sign a modified peace accord with FARC.
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An academic who has worked with the Colombian government says the path to peace was opened by improving quality of life for vulnerable populations.
Male couple holding hands.
As many as two-thirds of new infections of HIV are transmitted from main partners. Here's why teaching couples to manage HIV in their relationships can make a difference.
Immigrant families attend an education forum in Los Angeles.
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A public health researcher and advocate explains how immigration raids can impact mental and physical health, and trigger a breakdown of trust and safety in communities across the US.
A basic design of a light-based chip.
As electronic transistors get tinier, they approach a point at which they won't be able to get smaller. How can we keep shrinking our devices, and making them more powerful at the same time? Light.
A time to join with close ones and, perhaps, open a dialogue?
Many are dreading meeting relatives for Thanksgiving after Donald Trump's surprise victory. A student of the cultural divide around climate change offers tips for opening dialogues on politics.
Not exactly a sustainability agenda.
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Trump has promised to abolish Obama's Clean Power Plan and back out of the Paris climate accord. But business could become a key firewall that won't let Obama's sustainability legacy die.
What if people don’t tell pollsters the truth?
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The polls convinced many that Clinton was headed to the White House. But the polls were misleading – and one behavioral scientist thinks emotion led respondents to mislead pollsters on purpose.
In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, California.
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A physician who has spent 25 years working within VA hospitals reflects on what it has meant to him to serve those who have served our country.
Trump’s energy plan will be fossil fuels on steroids combined with efforts to roll back limits on greenhouse gases.
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President-elect Trump's objective on energy and climate is clear: Undo Obama's legacy of environmental regulations and massively expand fossil fuel production.
People around the world woke up to a new U.S. president-elect.
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Four of our economic scholars weigh in on Trump's legislative agenda, healing the divide, uncertainty and something known as the 'presidential puzzle.'
Wang Qishan (centre), head of China’s anti-corruption watchdog, talks to President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
President Xi Jinping has set himself up with an impossible task: keep the economy humming under state domination, while trying to eradicate corruption.
Cheerleaders and smartphones are in the Supreme Court’s hands.
The Supreme Court is considering two cases stemming from the merger of design and function that could reshape intellectual property law. Can we protect innovation without impeding fair competition?
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One-third of outpatient care is for an immediate medical issue. Yet these services – known as acute care – are part of a fragmented, bewildering system. Here is how you change that.
Karena Virginia, right, accuses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Making sexual assault seem normal or like no big deal can have profound effects on millions of victims.
Like the essential medicines list which sets out the drugs each country should have at affordable prices, an essential diagnostics list would detail diagnostic tests for those who need them.
For some, free trade has been costly.
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Trade adjustment assistance, dubbed 'burial insurance’ by those it's supposed to help, needs to be significantly reformed so that future trade deals don't have so many workers feeling left behind.
Parents should be involved in their children’s use of electronic devices.
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The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children's use of electronic devices.
Do they still rule the world?
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While few would bemoan its end, the club fostered strong ties among the titans of Corporate America and ensured moderate candidates and policies. Its death has led to more extremism.
French painter Paul-Prosper Tillier’s ‘Baigneuses’ (1890).
Most studies on straight girls kissing focus on dorm rooms and dance floors. But one sociologist looks at the development of 'sexual friendships' among women previously ignored like single moms.
A fun game, plus science advancement.
We recently set up a Foldit competition between gamers, undergraduate students and professional scientists. The winner might surprise you – and offer important possibilities for scientific research.