Thomas Edison remains the poster child of American invention 89 years after his death.
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The story of invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
Proposition 22 reverses a 2019 state law.
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The debate over how to classify gig workers pits flexibility against the higher incomes and benefits that come with being classified as an employee.
California’s Proposition 22 would reverse a new law that made Uber and Lyft drivers employees.
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Workers say they love the freedom of platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit but find it hard to earn a livable wage. Cooperatives that give worker-owners a voice in how they are run offer a solution.
It's not only nuclear bomb tests that disrupt the atmosphere, there are a number of natural events that can do the same. But how long does any damage last?
Everyone wants a slice of the pie.
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Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
A Guatemalan immigrant tries to log on to his Chromebook while remote learning in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Immigrant students often have work commitments outside class, and they may need additional language support. Giving them equal access to technology during remote learning might not be enough.
It has always been folly to believe that sports were separate from power and politics.
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For decades, athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics. Teams and sponsors liked it that way, and fans did, too. No more.
We’re in a tunnel at the moment, and when the pandemic ends what kids and our society needs will look different.
An expert predicts a rethink on technology access, reconnecting with the working class, and more.
The life-sized wooden statue of the Black Christ in St. Philip Church in Panama.
The statue of black Christ has a deep significance for the people of Panama. An object of deep devotion, it also serves as a reminder of colonialism.
Americans are not good recyclers.
Consumers are much more likely to recycle their waste after viewing messages showing the products it might turn into.
Work isn’t as stable as it once was.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.
Lesley Visser was one of the first female television sports reporters – but she’s appalled at how little progress has been made.
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Female athletes barely receive more attention than horses and dogs. And if you're a woman who wants to become a sports journalist, you should steel yourself for some social media venom.
Orang tua juga bertanggung jawab dalam kemampuan anak-anak dalam matematika.
Alih-alih belajar dari dasar untuk mengembangkan kemampuan matematika, kita harus memprioritaskan pembelajaran matematika dengan menarik tenaga-tenaga terampil di rumah.
A woman holds up a quilt with photos of people who say they were abused as children by priests, in San Diego, 2007.
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There is rich Catholic heritage of resistance. Catholic protesters have used powerful religious symbols, including vials of their own blood, as an extension of Christ's blood, to demand change.
A painting showing Saint Francis Borgia, a 16th century saint,, performing an exorcism.
Forty-five years ago, 'The Exorcist' terrified viewers with its portrayal of a practice that goes back several centuries and continues today in Christianity.
Parents have a responsibility for their children’s math development too.
Instead of getting "back to basics" to improve math skills, we should make math literacy a priority by developing, attracting and supporting skilled teachers, and improving math literacy at home.
Sometimes you have to look back to move forward.
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US sanctions announced earlier this month may have triggered the plunge in the lira, but the government has been mismanaging Turkey's economy for years, creating severe vulnerabilities.
Ketimpangan kekayaan bukan hanya perkara beda pendapatan, tapi juga beda tumpukan kekayaan dari masa lalu.
Kata komedian Chris Rock, kalau saja orang miskin tahu seberapa kaya orang kaya, maka mungkin saja orang akan bikin kerusuhan. Apa benar?
Got a spare $250 million? If you’re among the 0.1 percent, you probably do.
Income inequality, the most common way to measure the gap between the rich and the poor, only tells part of the story. Wealth inequality tells the rest.
Middle-class homeowners need credits, not deductions.
Rather than tinkering with the deduction, Republicans should get rid of it altogether and replace it with something that would actually help more Americans afford a home.