Screen shot of Beto O'Rourke’s Facebook ad, 2018.
Health care dominated 2018's political ads. Digital advertising grew, but hasn't yet killed TV's share. And dark money favored Democrats, say scholars studying the volume and content of campaign ads.
Do events like the Global Action Climate Summit raise the profile of politicians like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio?
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Big city mayors with serious commitments to limiting greenhouse gases did well at the polls on Tuesday.
El buque de perforación científica JOIDES Resolution llega a Honolulu después de una exitosa campaña.
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El suelo oceánico contiene información única sobre la historia de la Tierra. Las perforaciones científicas en los océanos, que comenzaron hace 50 años, han permitido comprender mejor el cambio climático, los riesgos geológicos y las condiciones clave para la vida.
The scientific drilling ship JOIDES Resolution arrives in Honolulu after successful sea trials and testing of scientific and drilling equipment.
The ocean floor holds unique information about Earth's history. Scientific ocean drilling, which started 50 years ago, has yielded insights into climate change, geohazards and the key conditions for life.
Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh’s bishop.
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While many American Catholics believe demons and exorcism to be part of a distant past, an expert explains how beliefs that sexual desires could be part of demonic temptation still persist.
The longer they keep you plugged in to a game, the better it is for the house.
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When you engage in recreational gambling, you're not simply playing against the odds – you're battling an enemy trained in the art of deceit and subterfuge who uses human nature against you.
A portrait of Imran Khan, whose party won the recent elections, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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A religious minority of Pakistan, the Ahmadis have been boycotting elections for decades. Casting a vote would require that they denounce themselves as 'non-Muslims.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watch the action during the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia that opened the 2018 World Cup.
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The Russian leader seems to understand the ability of sport to foment feelings of national pride and enhance his popularity at home.
Abilify MyCite tracks whether patients are taking their medication.
Digital health devices have become invaluable tools for improving human health. However, could a pill carrying an inbuilt sensor dehumanize patients, reducing them to a digital readout?
A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold in New York City, January 2016.
Solving homelessness doesn't just mean finding someone a physical home. A program run in New Haven, Connecticut, focuses on helping people see themselves as members of their communities – as citizens.
Afghan Northern Alliance fighters in 2001. Almost two decades later, the war continues.
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A strategy to shut down Taliban safe havens in Pakistan could bring the war to an end.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in take a big step together on April 27, 2018.
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You have to walk before you can run, and baby steps are the best way forward in Korea.
From a human perspective, some strains are good, some are evil.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
Could it be that a baby has all the brain cells she ever will?
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Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
Moviegoers familiarize themselves with the joystick that will allow them to interact with the film ‘I’m Your Man’ during its premiere on Dec. 16, 1992.
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Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
Trump has made pushing protectionism since the campaign.
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The idea that the US is historically a free trading country is a myth. Here's why that's a good thing.
What does it mean when public figures say sorry?
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Public apologies are a type of performance before a larger audience, and they are to be understood in terms that are different from a private apology.
How many times do we wonder, ‘what’s the right thing to do’?
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A scholar suggests a few approaches that have withstood the test of time.
Upbeat delegates at the December 2017 conference of Germany’s anti-immigration party, the AfD.
Over three months since Germans voted in national elections, preliminary talks are due to start Jan. 7 on forming a coalition government. What has taken so long?
Lucian Wintrich, left, leaves court on Dec. 11 after charges of breach of peace were dropped. In November, Wintrich had delivered a speech at the University of Connecticut titled ‘It’s OK To Be White.’
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A majority of white Americans now believe that white people experience racial discrimination, and memes like #ItsOkayToBeWhite are only fanning the flames.