Is there still time to reach the ‘off’ button?
Legal bans and moratoriums on other emerging technologies need not be permanent or absolute, but the more powerful a technology is, the more care it requires to operate safely.
Hendrix’s version of the National Anthem combined reverence and revolution.
Before an exhausted crowd, Hendrix fused protest and horror with patriotism and optimism.
La députée LREM Laetitia Avia, à l'Assemblée nationale, end écembre 2018.
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Des femmes noires ayant combattu les nazis pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale aux femmes aujourd'hui impliquées en politique, le premier combat est celui de la légitimité.
Like any other travelers, Muslim pilgrims review their hajj trips on sites like TripAdvisor — usually with extreme enthusiasm.
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Hajj pilgrims looking online for advice about their upcoming pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, may not find TripAdvisor so useful.
Injuries from firearms are a leading cause of death for American children and teens.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
Families can use their EITC to improve their housing.
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The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
SNAP benefits help millions of families put food on the table.
With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
Some pitchers are convinced the balls are being messed with behind the scenes.
Recent changes to the ball seem to be juicing hitters' stats. But could other factors, like the climate and advanced analytics, also be playing a role?
Not a doctor’s domain.
Doctors in the US and UK are being urged to act as immigration officials. But doctors are resisting.
Charter boat Capt. Dave Spangler holds a sample of algae from Maumee Bay in Lake Erie, Sept. 15, 2017.
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Scientists are predicting major algae blooms in Lake Erie and large dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico this summer. Nutrient pollution from industrial corn farming is a major driver.
Don’t call it a comeback.
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Recent advances in technology and new trends in commercial air travel could make supersonic flight economically viable. But regulations will have to change first.
When it comes to a terminal diagnosis, how can families talk about the unthinkable?
While 92% of adults feel that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, only 32% have actually done so.
A research assistant demonstrates an app designed to document what takes place in special education classrooms.
A professor of information discusses how an app she developed can help solve the problem of schools failing to report when students are restrained or secluded.
Higher education remains a significant challenge for refugees.
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Just 1% of refugees in the world are able to continue education beyond secondary school.
Idi Amin at a press conference in Jjaja Marina, Uganda in July 1975.
Courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
Hidden for decades in a vault at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the photographs depict a regime fixated on establishing order, meting out punishment and stoking nationalism.
Waves on Lake Superior crash against the Duluth, Minn. waterfront Sept. 10, 2014.
Over the past 20 years, Great Lakes water levels have gone from sustained multiyear lows to multiyear highs. Climate change is accelerating the transition between dry phases and wet phases.
How many lakes are in Alaska? Thermokarst lakes on Alaska’s North Slope are self-similar and fractal.
Painting by Cherissa Dukelow
What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
How long has that water already been in the system?
In many municipalities, aging water infrastructure is serving fewer people than it was built to accommodate. Out of sight has meant out of mind – but resulting changes in water quality may affect safety.
When women of color in government work together, it often helps their chances of legislative success.
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Women of color in public office often face great scrutiny and hostility. New research shows how France's first black female senators used their experience fighting Nazis to pass landmark legislation.
An apparently unidentified object detected on a Navy plane’s infrared camera.
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During a military mission, whether in peace or in war, the inability to identify an object within an area of operation represents a significant problem.