An inmate at California Men’s Colony prison.
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently opened a unit for people suffering dementia. But is incarceration a 'cruel and unusual' punishment for those who don't understand why they are behind bars?
Health care workers testing people in Nairobi, Kenya during a mass testing exercise for COVID-19.
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Africa needs to be better prepared to deal with future pandemics. That should start with a re-assessment of how countries invest in – and support – local research.
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Se espera que la población africana se duplique para el año 2050, lo que añadirá 1.200 millones a la actual población de 1.300 millones de personas. Urgen medidas para resolver este problema.
Population growth rates pose a lingering challenge to development efforts on the continent.
A mother walking her child home from school in Uganda.
High fertility is driven by a number of factors including desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.
Women and girls in Gayo village, Ehtiopia collect water from a rain water pool which is purified with tablets before use.
The aim is to reduce maternal deaths, address the unmet need for family planning and end gender-based violence by 2030.
Fixing cracks and potholes in concrete roads like this one may be easier with help from bacteria.
Patching concrete sidewalks, roads and bridges after every season of snow and ice is expensive. A team of engineers is now testing a new approach harnessing bacteria to patch the potholes and cracks.
Les bombes aérosols : futur outil de communication ?
Un nouveau type de matériau facilite la mise en place des antennes par pulvérisation presque partout, même dans des espaces très réduits.
Spraying an antenna onto a flat surface.
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A new type of material can make it easy to put antennas almost anywhere – no matter how thin the space, or even on surfaces people need to be able to see through.
It’s projected that Africa’s population will double by 2050.
Empowered women make millions of decisions that add up to a better demographic situation for themselves, their children and for Africa.
James Hansen testified to Congress in 1988 that warming was caused by pollution and that ‘it is time to stop waffling so much.’
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A scholar of climate misinformation campaigns explains how, in part, the large gap in public opinion on global warming emerged since a scientist's landmark clarion call for action.
Picking up the pieces in Florida after Hurricane Irma.
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For the first time in years, Americans are acutely aware of the perils of extreme weather, but don't expect views on climate risks to shift overnight.
Surveys suggest Trump’s election is hurting America’s reputation.
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Surveys show Trump's election is damaging America's reputation abroad, which research suggests could deal a sharp blow to US trade.
Uber CEO Kalanick quickly learned the dangers of not taking a stand on hot-button political issues.
Companies historically have avoided taking stands on contentious issues, but new research suggests consumers punish businesses that don't stand up for their core values.
Baby fish in a nursery.
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Caring for the young of a species in a nursery environment has been found in ancient fishes that lived many millions of years ago.
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The myth that a blow to the head can both cause and cure amnesia – a common one on TV and in the movies – may have begun during the 19th century.
Large firms are setting up venture capital funds to help silo good ideas.
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Corporations that set up venture capital funds must choose wisely between internal or external fund structures.
Où l’on découvre que dans la grande chaîne alimentaire qui lie toutes les formes de vie, les végétariens consomment aussi de la viande... Mais viande ou pas viande, telle n’est pas la question !
In a sense, aren’t they one and the same?
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When you think about it, it's a bit strange to view food through a lens of "meat" and "not meat" – especially when plants consume animals, and vice versa.
Respected scientists within the recently formed National Research Council proposed building orphanages to study nature vs nurture with respect to racial differences.
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The history of race science is a history of racist science, as epitomized by this proposed but never carried-out experiment from the early 20th century.