Tarana Burke created #MeToo in 2006 but it didn’t emerge as a mass social movement until 2017.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
From the French Revolution to #MeToo, social movements often burst into the mainstream with what seems like little warning. Cass Sunstein explains why.
La science fait partie de la vie quotidienne. Beaucoup d'informations circulent, et disent un fait et son contraire. La démarche journalistique est d'autant plus nécessaire.
La science fait partie de la vie quotidienne. Les informations circulent et disent un fait et son contraire. Les journalistes doivent tenir compte de toutes les ambiguïtés d'un sujet.
U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal March 12.
The college admission cheating scandal recently announced by the Department of Justice shows why colleges should admit students via lottery, argues an expert on college admissions.
Let’s work together.
People – individually and in groups – were not as good at facial recognition as an algorithm. But five people plus the algorithm, working together, were even better.
Hoosick Fall, N.Y. is one of many U.S. communities whose drinking water has been contaminated with PFOA or PFOS.
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EPA is moving to regulate two chemicals from a group called PFAS that are contaminating drinking water. A public health expert explains why the agency should take much broader action.
Our decision-making and conduct is influenced by what we read, see or hear.
Science is a part of everyday life. Science journalists can do more to connect science to the public.
Assembling capacitors for electric automobiles at SBE, Inc. in Barre, Vermont, July 16, 2010. SBE received a $9 million stimulus grant to build electric drive components.
AP Photo/Toby Talbot
An Obama administration veteran offers some insights from his experience about driving massive increases in clean energy.
This narrow street, lined with parked cars but devoid of people, is both unwelcoming and unsafe for cyclists.
Minorities are driving the bicycling boom, but bike infrastructure investments often neglect their needs. A new study explores what riders in low-income and minority neighborhoods want.
In 1919, 1,376 new Norway Maples were planted along streets in Brooklyn.
Department of Parks of the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York
In 1910, along one 45-block stretch of New York City's Fifth Avenue, there were only 13 trees.
Zimbabwe erupted in violent protest after the government doubled the price of petrol.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
Could a random admissions process help spare universities from legal trouble and save time and money?
Colleges and universities are often criticized for how they admit students from diverse groups. A college admissions scholar suggests an admissions lottery could help make the process more fair.
Heads of delegations react at the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.
AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski
An economist breaks down results on two key issues at the COP24 climate change meeting: getting all nations to use the same measuring and reporting rules, and linking policies across borders.
Since 2014 the Ebola outbreak in Liberia killed over 4,800 people.
It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries.
Just sitting on a park bench, completely ignoring each other.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
A KFC in Harare, like many other shops, has shut down as a result of Zimbabwe’s financial crisis .
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is struggling to overcome the national economic destruction wreaked on Zimbabwe over two decades under Robert Mugabe.
Devastation from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, Oct. 12, 2018. Residents whose homes have suffered major damage in multiple storms could eventually be offered buyouts, but the process can take several years.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Government agencies spend millions of dollars yearly to buy and demolish homes sited in floodplains. But the program is slow, cumbersome and doesn't always help those who need it most.
Roberto Clemente State Park employees in New York, with donated bottled water bottles bound for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
If you would like to assist from afar, let the professionals procure goods and services.
Street in Hangzhou, China, with trees separating a cycle track from road traffic and from the sidewalk.
Many US cities are investing in bike infrastructure and shade trees. Properly located, these additions can make streets cooler, cleaner and safer for all users – even those who drive.
Governments can use nudges to influence our choices.
Law professor Cass Sunstein, on why behavioural science is always nudging us.
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Governments and businesses are using "nudges" to influence our choices, but how? On this podcast episode, Cass Sunstein, a Harvard professor who wrote the book on nudges, unpacks behavioural science.