Un nombre croissant de citadins portent des masques faciaux en espérant se protéger des effets de la pollution de l’air. Mais est-ce que cela marche ?
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, watching the installation of a menorah outside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
On top of the rising number of violent acts and vandalism incidents, American Jews are dealing with microagressions and prejudice that take a toll on their lives.
Des millions de villageois ouïghours ont adopté le smartphone comme un objet courant sans réaliser qu'il se retournerait contre eux. Ici, une femme ouighoure dans un restaurant de Hotan, dans le Xinjiang.
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Mes recherches en Chine et au sein de la communauté ouïghoure m’ont permis d’observer comment l’usage de la technologie, au début libérateur, est peu à peu devenu une contrainte pour cette minorité.
Red quantum dots glow inside a rat brain cell.
Nanoscale Advances, 2019, 1, 3424 - 3442
These tiny nanoparticles might provide a new way to see what's happening in the brain and even deliver treatments to specific cells – if researchers figure out how to use them safely and effectively.
The attack on the Abqaiq oil facilities in Saudi Arabia has sparked geopolitical tensions but has had only a minor impact on oil prices.
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Energy-wise, the fallout from the attack on Saudi oil facilities has so far been very muted. The surge in oil production in the US over the past decade helps explain why.
Uighurs wait in line at a face scan checkpoint in Turpan, Xinjiang in northwest China on April 11, 2018.
An anthropologist who interviewed Uighurs in China found different ways in which Chinese authorities used checkpoints, social media and smartphones to identify, categorize and control this group.
People have been modifying Earth – as in these rice terraces near Pokhara, Nepal – for millennia.
Erle C. Ellis
Hundreds of archaeologists provided on-the-ground data from across the globe, providing a new view of the long and varied history of people transforming Earth's environment.
President Trump recently pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block the entry of two congresswomen to Israel.
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President Trump has said American Jews loyal to Israel should support the Republican Party. A scholar explains the historical tensions embedded in the anti-Semitic trope.
Los niños no se definen por números.
Escuelas en Estados Unidos usan cada vez más los datos de los estudiantes para informar sobre la instrucción en clase. Los padres deberían pensar bien en cómo se usa esta información.
Since WWII, there’s been strong partisan support for military spending.
While the US has the most powerful military machine in history, it is also incomparably the most expensive – and members of Congress work aggressively to maintain it.
No-till farming conserves soil by greatly reducing erosion.
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More than one-fifth of global warming emissions come from land use. Sustainable farming can make soil healthier and better able to soak up carbon, while saving energy and boosting food production.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients' privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
Baterai ion lithium memberi daya pada berbagai jenis perangkat eletronik.
Kunci dari baterai yang baik ada pada kimia dan fisika, dan juga teknik mekanis dan listrik.
The 2020 Democratic candidates all have a plan to eliminate student debt.
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An economist takes a critical look at a proposal to tax Wall Street to pay off the nation's student debt.
Washington state has passed a measure to cover college tuition for students from low- and moderate-income families.
A new law in Washington state that makes college mostly free for many students is meant to prepare more residents from the state for jobs in the local economy. Whether it will work remains to be seen.
The fossil fuel industry depends on massive government support, which makes the public foot the bill for a harmful and uncompetitive industry.
Lithium-ion batteries power lots of different kinds of devices.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewarded crucial advances in these small, powerful, easy to charge batteries.
Without off-street space, vehicle residents crowd available public parking in Seattle. May 8, 2016.
Many cities have no standard method for counting the number of people who live in their cars. This means that their issues are often overlooked in policies designed to help the homeless.
If you’ve got the raw data, why not mine it for more info?
New research investigated who uses the wide array of tools available to people who've received their own raw genetic data and want to maximize what they learn from it.
The dominant reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” has been that it was a dire prediction of what could be.
Denis Hamel Côté
In the year 1984, there was self-congratulatory coverage that the dystopia of the novel had not been realized. However, an expert argues that the technologies described in the novel are here and watching us.