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Javelin anti-tank missiles, T-72 tanks and Bayraktar TB2 drones are just some of the weapons that other nations have sent to Ukraine. Getty Images, Associated Press, Wikimedia Commons, U.S. Department of Defense

Ukraine receives weapons support from around the world

An arms trade expert explains the wide variety of military aid nations around the world have sent to Ukraine.
Different types of data can influence how parents select schools for their children. Viktorcvetkovic/E+ via Getty Images

A new way to pick the best school for your child

An education researcher explains how most school rating websites lack a key piece of information about school performance.
High-density housing became popular as the population of Silicon Valley exploded, making affordable housing scarce. Bob Sacha/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images

Affordable housing – in pandemic times, what works and what doesn’t?

Housing affordability has been an important public policy issue since the onset of the pandemic. Economist Emily Hamilton explains the research on some popular affordable housing policies.
Gambia’s president Adama Barrow waves to supporters shortly after he arrived the country in 2017. Carl De Souza/AFP via Getty Images

What Barrow’s re-election means for The Gambia

Adama Barrow’s re-election in The Gambia was not unexpected. It, however, leaves the opposition with an uncertain path forward and signals the shrinking status of his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh.
Research suggests that about 20% of all prescriptions are administered “off-label.” Hafakot/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Off-label’ use is common in medicine – a bioethicist and legal philosopher explain why the COVID-19 vaccines are different

The CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine provider agreement prohibits health care professionals from administering the vaccines in people for whom they are not yet authorized or approved. But this departs from longstanding norms.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of the national Feeding America anti-hunger network, meets with Jay Worrall, president of a Pennsylvania food bank. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

What the 100 nonprofits that raised the most money in 2020 indicate about charity today

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s latest ranking indicates that the coronavirus and heightened awareness about racism made a difference, but not necessarily a lasting one.
Global views on climate change are shifting, but there is still a strong progressive-conservative divide. Stephen Leonardi/Unsplash

Pew’s new global survey of climate change attitudes finds promising trends but deep divides

Pew asked people in 17 countries how they felt about climate change. The survey found some optimism but also deep ideological divides, particularly in the United States.
Une scientifique habillée d'une combinaison pressurisée au Laboratoire national de microbiologie de Winnipeg. (Agence de la santé publique du Canada)

La sécurité des laboratoires où sont étudiés les virus mortels est-elle suffisante ?

Une grande partie de la recherche scientifique sur les coronavirus est menée dans des pays qui ne contrôlent pas la recherche à double usage ou les expériences de gain de fonction.
A virologist stands between rows of cages for laboratory animals in the new high security laboratory (biosafety level 4) at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

Fifty-nine labs around world handle the deadliest pathogens – only a quarter score high on safety

A large proportion of scientific research on coronaviruses is carried out in countries with no oversight of experiments designed to make pathogens more deadly.

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