How are people today related to those who lived centuries ago in the Swahili civilization?
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The first ancient DNA sequences from peoples of the medieval Swahili civilization push aside colonialist stories and reveal genetic connections from the past.
Can public radio fill the hole left by the decline of local news outlets?
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The local news crisis is more than a problem of shuttered newsrooms and laid-off journalists. It’s a democracy crisis. And public radio can help fix it. But it needs more money and staff to do that.
Heart-healthy approaches to eating include the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet and the Portfolio diet.
Research shows the key to changing your diet is focusing on changing eating habits and food behaviours, one at a time.
Supporters of one of several tribal sovereignty bills march in front of the governor’s mansion on April 11, 2022, in Augusta, Maine.
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After 40 years living under a federal law that denied Maine’s Wabanaki Nations the ability to govern themselves, the tribes have been left out of the prosperity other tribes have attained.
Bill Clinton, at right, oversaw the first balanced budget since 1969, with some help from a bipartisan deal with Newt Gingrich.
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House Speaker McCarthy wants to put the US on a path to a balanced budget as debt ceiling negotiations begin with President Biden. Here’s why it won’t be easy to repeat what Bill Clinton accomplished.
Research indicates that having a streamlined process makes a big difference.
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Evidence from Massachusetts suggests that a multistep process discourages enrollment. The findings could help policymakers stave off a sharp decline in coverage when COVID-19 policies change.
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Llegados al ecuador del periodo que se consensuó para alcanzar los ODS de la Agenda 2030, nos enfrentamos a una confluencia de viejos y nuevos desafíos. El concepto de localización es clave para abordarlos y cumplir esos objetivos.
A new study looked at four teaching approaches that have been shown by academic research to help students learn.
Bulan yang tengah tenggelam ke horison Bumi.
Kita membutuhkan tabrakan besar antar-benda langit supaya satelit seperti Bulan bisa terbentuk.
Jiang Zemin oversaw the economic transformation of China.
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Jiang oversaw China’s reemergence on the global stage, and sustained growth at home. But his policies also set the scene for excess and the growth of President Xi Jinping.
Partial layout of the graves discovered during the excavation at the medieval Jewish cemetery of Erfurt.
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A German town needed to relocate a medieval graveyard to build a parking garage. A positive side effect: Scientists got to sequence the DNA of Ashkenazi Jews who lived more than 600 years ago.
Some countries, like Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria, have been more proactive than others, but it is still hard for many to get PrEP.
A new study investigated whether ‘school connectedness’ prevents the onset of depression and anxiety in 14 to 24 year-olds.
Le gardien de but sénégaaisl, Tony Sylva, célèbrant la victoire de son équipe contre la France lors de la Coupe du monde 2002.
Une victoire est possible, mais seulement en 2026 ou 2030 et seulement si les équipes africaines peuvent jouer plus régulièrement des matches internationaux de haut niveau.
The Qatar World Cup is moving the goalposts.
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Staging the spectacle in Qatar has raised rights issues and concerns about the heat. But away from the controversy, there will be the usual mix of sporting moments, supporters’ joy and heartache.
Senegal’s goalkeeper Tony Sylva celebrates his side’s famous win against France at the 2002 Fifa World Cup.
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A win is possible - but only in 2026 or 2030 and only if African teams get to play more high level internationals more regularly.
Members of the media prepare for Donald Trump’s announcement that he is running for president in 2024.
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There is a lot about Donald Trump that makes him attractive to the public, and alluring to the media. A scholar of political journalism has some suggestions about how to cover him.
Des manifestants protestent à Tunis, la capitale de la Tunisie, en 2021, contre les mesures prises par le président Kais Saied pour renforcer son emprise sur le pouvoir.
Le recul démocratique de la Tunisie montre comment les autocrates peuvent utiliser la couverture constitutionnelle pour consolider l'autoritarisme.
Demonstrators protest in Tunisia’s capital Tunis in 2021 against President Kais Saied’s steps to tighten his grip on power.
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Tunisia’s democratic backslide demonstrates how autocrats can use constitutional cover to entrench authoritarianism.
People volunteer at a Native Alaskan voting station on Nov. 2, 2022 in Anchorage.
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Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent, big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.