People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
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By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
A protester at a December speech by an alt-right speaker on the Texas A&M campus.
The pains of the past carry into the future, especially for groups of people who have been mistreated for decades or even centuries. Here is not only why that happens but also how you can help.
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) in confirmation hearing.
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has written a proposal to repeal Obamacare, a program under the Department of Health and Human Services, which he would head. Here are things to consider for his next hearing.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
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The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
Rep. Tom Price as he arrives at Trump Tower on Nov. 16, 2016.
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Donald Trump's pick for head of Health and Human Services marks a sharp departure from the direction of HHS under President Obama. Here's a look at who might be affected by Tom Price's leadership.
Millions of women felt insulted by Donald Trump's language toward women. Others overlooked it, seeing the female candidate as flawed. Here's why this might suggest a growing health crisis for women.
How many colors in your language’s rainbow?
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New research investigates how people sequentially add new color terms to languages over time – and the results hold surprises about assumptions linguists have made for 40 years.
FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill explaining his why he won’t prosecute Hillary Clinton.
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A historian and biographer of J. Edgar Hoover answers questions on how FBI director James Comey is handling a position with a dark past.
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In the story of Manhattan's Le Pavillon and its irascible manager, a food historian sees the rise and fall of French cuisine in America.
Boxer Jack Johnson was relentlessly reprimanded for his arrogance and opulent lifestyle. But what was the criticism really about?
The controversy over Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It's only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
Donald Trump in Virginia on Monday, where he spoke to a veterans’ group.
The research is strong that the atrocities of war cause mental health issues. A clinical psychologist walks us through the research and tells of her personal experience treating those with PTSD.
Does it matter whether you feed a virus or starve bacteria? A recent study suggested that it might. Our bodies react differently to the collateral damage of an anti-immune response and anti-viral one.
Professor Eske Willerslev talks to Aboriginal elders in the Kalgoorlie area in southwestern Australia.
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New DNA research working with Indigenous Australians is answering many of the questions about when and where the First Australians emerged many thousands of years ago.
Some of Australia’s Indigenous people even used body parts to help them count.
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Australia's Indigenous people had many methods for counting, and they didn't use just numbers.
A prehistoric hand-held multipurpose stone tool the size of a person’s palm recovered by a farmer in Kenya. More tools were found during a search.
Scientists are hoping that ancient stone tools found on a family farm in Kenya will add to a clearer picture of the first appearance, duration and variation of prehistoric technologies found so far.
A poster of Gretchen Carlson, who is suing former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.
People who experience trauma often don't discuss it until long after the incident has occurred. A lack of empathy is part of the reason.
Is thinking things over a good quality in a leader?
Think Donald Trump is too hotheaded to be president? New research from Yale suggests Trump's lack of careful consideration may help him build trust with voters, while Clinton's carefulness harms her.
An aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue and Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The chance the someone at the Rio games will import the virus to their home country is low.
Lemurs are some of the world’s most threatened animals.
More than 90% of Madagascar's lemurs face extinction. Losing them will mean a loss of the valuable function they serve to the forests in which they live.
Is addiction a brain disease or a disease of choice?
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What exactly is addiction? What role, if any, does choice play? And if addiction involves choice, how can we call it a "brain disease," with its implications of involuntariness?