A dust storm approaches Stratford, Texas, 1935.
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The original Dust Bowl crashed US wheat production. Today, it would reduce global stocks by a third.
Pourquoi manger un burger nous procure-t-il autant de plaisir ?
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Pour la première fois, cette étude montre que les lipides retrouvés dans la circulation après la digestion d’un repas peuvent agir directement sur les neurones du « système de la récompense ».
Reenactment of 1811 German Coast Uprising.
A reenactment of the largest slave rebellion in US history involves a plot twist. A scholar who studies race, history and memory says the new ending can spark new beginnings.
Andrew Yang ended his campaign after the New Hampshire primary.
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When political campaigns end, candidates often are left with a fair amount of money. They have a lot of options about how to spend it.
Bam, a province Burkina Faso, was once a migration source due to land degradation. This is changing thanks to soil and water conservation projects.
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Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.
Reducing pollution will help stave off climate change but avoiding the worst effects means taking CO2 out of the atmosphere at large scale.
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Countries are not on track to meet Paris Agreement goals. A climate researcher argues that a range of technologies that take CO2 out of the air are needed.
Des partisans de Donald Trump brandissent des pancartes invitant notamment à démanteler la CIA, à destituer la présidente de la Chambre des représentants Nancy Pelosi et à « assécher le marais » (à savoir retirer ses prérogatives à l'élite libérale). Washington, 17 octobre 2019.
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La campagne électorale américaine est marquée par la résurgence d’un discours anti-élite porté aussi bien par le camp de Donald Trump que par plusieurs de ses adversaires démocrates.
These Iowan supporters of Steve Bullock may hope he’ll make good on promises to get ‘dark money’ out of politics.
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A law professor explains political disclosure laws, how donors get around them – and what to do about it.
Miners were among the many people the USSR deployed after the disaster.
Most of the time, these operations were not urgent – unlike the one following this disaster that summoned some 600,000 people to the site of the worst nuclear accident of all time.
Lokasi titik api dari pantauan satelit S-NPP/VIIRS pada tanggal 7 September 2019.
Alat kami menunjukkan bahwa memprioritaskan kegiatan restorasi di pantai timur Sumatra Selatan akan menghasilkan manfaat kesehatan terbesar bagi 3 negara, Indonesia, Singapura dan Malaysia.
Active fire hotspots detected by S-NPP/VIIRS on September 7 2019.
We have developed an online tool to help authorities identify which areas they should focus on for reducing forest fires and haze in order to maximize overall health benefits.
He Jiankui claims he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered.
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News of the gene-edited babies excludes images of the children's mother. Cutting her out of the picture underscores the idea that the mother is obsolete and babies can be created in the lab.
Grupos violentos y extremistas emprenden de manera sistemática guerras de comunicación para erosionar de forma deliberada la cohesión social de las democracias liberales consolidadas. Aprovechan que las instituciones públicas han perdido el monopolio en la creación de mensajes hegemónicos y que los medios ya no desempeñan el papel de mediadores para comunicarse y dialogar de manera directa con la ciudadanía.
Women who are sexually assaulted by their partners or other men sometimes turn to opioids to numb themselves.
A strong link exists among sexual violence, substance use disorder and HIV in women. Why are the women who are most at risk being overlooked?
Protesters in Iraq have been wearing yellow vests since December.
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Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It's protest symbols, like France's yellow vests, that go global.
Psychology research suggests a new tool for your ‘disagreement toolbox.’
Research suggests people intuitively draw a distinction between what is known and what is believed. Recognizing the difference can help in ideological disagreements.
Lots of money is spent on campaigns. But is that a problem?
Congressional midterm election spending will likely hit a record $5 billion. But the spending masks the main problem with US campaign financing: who gives the money and what they may get in return.
Across the world, allegations of sexual assault have hinged on women’s credibility.
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A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and 'he said, she said' marred the verdict.
The flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, including this Friendswood, Texas, house, will take years to repair.
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The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
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A national investment bank will bring much needed investment and create new technology, infrastructure and services that will lead to a fairer and greener economy.