After 117 years, a third woman won a physics Nobel.
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Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!’ was a funky, lighthearted alternative to the action cartoons that, for years, had dominated Saturday morning lineups.
Demands for regulation of media violence reached a fever pitch after RFK's assassination, and networks scrambled to insert more kid-friendly fare into their lineups. Enter: the Mystery Machine.
It’s a simple word with a strange history.
The word 'OK' has only been around for 180 years, but it's become the most spoken word on the planet.
Taking a whiff of the marijuana flower.
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A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
The Hong Kong protests have drawn massive and diverse crowds.
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While the political and long-term consequences of the protests are still impossible to know, Hong Kong is already experiencing some short-term economic impacts.
Midlife is one of the least understood, appreciated and studied life stages.
What was once imagined as a time of exploration and reinvention has become marked by financial and emotional strain.
Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, on June 27, several days after his election.
Turkey's authoritarian leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was handed a big defeat recently when his party's candidate lost a crucial election contest. Is this the beginning of Erdogan's demise?
Left: Robert Smith. Right (clockwise from left): Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Jay-Z, LeBron James and Nicki Minaj.
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A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
Will a handshake lead to a deal?
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Presidents Xi and Trump agreed to restart trade talks at the G-20, but even if a major deal is reached, US companies would still have a very hard time doing business in China.
Planets form from a disc of dust orbiting a star.
It is always exciting to discover new planets beyond our Solar System. Now a planetary astrophysicist is using a star's chemistry to predict which ones are likely to host giant planets.
The 2019 European Parliament elections were well defended against outside interference.
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Though the effects were less this time, voters across the globe should remain vigilant against disinformation campaigns and election system hacking.
Living in an urban centre is no guarantee for new NBN technology.
Around half of homes in three major Australian cities only have access to very old technology: hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC). For them, access to the NBN fibre network remains only a fairy tale.
It’s going to get loud.
Commercial and recreational drones are taking to the air. They're very noisy, and neighborhoods everywhere could become awfully loud.
Planetary scientists believe that Earth was formed by the conglomeration of meteorites and comets – which also brought water.
The source of water on Earth, the Moon and planets in our solar system is hotly debated. Some in the planetary science community argued that it came from asteroids and comets. Now they have proof.
How can both be sure the other hit it out?
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Sports fans see it all the time: two people arguing about a split-second difference in who did what. New research suggests human beings have a bias to perceive their own actions as happening sooner.
Parents collectively spend billions on tutoring. Is it money well spent?
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Tutoring is a billion-dollar industry. A former tutor explains what to look for in a tutor for your child and urges parents to consider free options before they open up their pocketbooks.
An aerial photo of Borneo shows deforestation and patches of remaining forest.
A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth's surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.
Automation can often get ahead of safety regulators’ efforts.
Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments.
At 597 feet tall, India’s ‘Statue of Unity’ — celebrating independence hero Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel — is the world’s biggest statue.
Colossal public monuments to Hinduism are going up across India, sending an ominous message to the country's 260 million religious minorities.
The March 3, 2019, elections in Estonia were well-defended against anti-democracy influences.
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An Estonian cybersecurity leader explains how her country defends itself, its society and its elections from Russian interference.