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Members of the Iraqi police forces sit outside a building in the city of Fallujah on June 30, 2016 after they’ve recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

How Saddam Hussein’s old ideology may have contributed to the modern Islamic State

Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.

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Pamphlets for participatory budgeting processes in New York , a system that does back to ancient Greece. Daniel Latorre/Flickr

When citizens set the budget: lessons from ancient Greece

Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.

A newly discovered prime number makes its debut

The discovery of a new prime number -- and it’s a big one -- is a great opportunity to revisit Marin Mersenne, the French theologian who dreamed of a formula that could predict where they hide.

Climate change as seen from space

Several satellites have been launched in recent years with the objective of measuring data related to climate change. They must be complementary to measurements made on earth.

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Message from the Unseen World, an installation of a Turing-inspired algorithm reciting a poem. by Nick Drake. Roger Marks/Flickr

Digital public: looking at what algorithms actually do

Today's communications platforms and the algorithms that power them have led to a radical change in how public discourse is conducted and public opinion formed.

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Africa

The genocide memorial in Kigali. Humanitarian workers in Rwanda had to deal daily with the horrors of war. Trocaire/Flickr

Living through the horrors of genocide: humanitarian workers in Rwanda

It is shocking to see the extent to which humanitarian workers in Rwanda became regular eyewitnesses to violence, murder and large-scale massacres in 1994.

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Culture

Millennial women are choosing pets over kids. And they want to bring those pets to work. What can employers do? (Shutterstock)

The growing demand for pet-friendly workplaces

Pets have become a major part of our lives, with many millennials opting for a dog or cat instead of children. What should employers do to accommodate pet owners?

The “Pitmen painters” of England and Japan

Throughout the centuries, a number of coal miners have documented their lives with paintings. Some of their works are now in museums and bring the stories of the "pitmen" back to life.

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