Prince performs at Minneapolis’ First Avenue nightclub in August 1983.
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Prince was a musical genius, but he didn't come of age in a vacuum. A human geographer explains how Minneapolis' unique musical culture nurtured and inspired the budding star.
Trump has employed the services of constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz.
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Trump's backers say he is shielded from removal as no criminal offense took place. But this view may be at odds with the original intent of the impeachment clause.
A planet-forming disk made from rock and gas surrounds a young star.
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Why isn't there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors.
Some researchers believe atheists are disliked because people link their lack of belief to an overall lack of values.
Many Americans have a distrust of atheists. A group of researchers found that some of the distrust relates to beliefs about atheists' family values.
A 2012 training session between two New York police officers demonstrated a way stop-and-frisk encounters could be handled.
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his city's 'stop-and-frisk' police strategy. Two criminologists argue it isn't necessarily inherently racist – though New York's program was.
In a recent study, women doctors were more likely to be introduced by their first names rather than by their titles.
A recent study looked at how female doctors were introduced at a lecture series compared to how male doctors were introduced. The title 'Dr.' was used much more often for men.
Supporters of former Bolivian president Evo Morales rally with indigenous flags outside the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Nov. 18, 2019.
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Indigenous people, symbols and religious practices filled the halls of power in Bolivia during Evo Morales' 14-year tenure. Now a new conservative Christian leader seems to be erasing that legacy.
We like to narrate our lives in terms of the challenges we’ve confronted and the setbacks we’ve overcome.
We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Le vent fait tourbillonner les ambres d’un arbres incendié à Riverside en Californie le 3 octobre 2019 .
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La Terre entre peut-être dans une ère où le feu naturel et le feu généré par l'humain remodèlent tous deux la planète.
Wind whips embers from a tree burned by a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. Oct. 31, 2019.
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The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
How much does your city make from traffic tickets and other fines?
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
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.