Unchecked, politicians are likely to try to grab as much electoral power as they can.
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Electoral redistricting is a high-stakes political game, so Democrats and Republicans have a hard time playing fair. When they’re made to work together, a more representative result is possible.
A significant number of older adults in rural South Africa are HIV-positive. Awareness programmes and self-testing would reduce cases.
Stigma tied to poverty can create a barrier to the very help people need.
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The stigma around poverty and government benefits can make those initiatives less effective.
A team in Argentina is using sensors based on TinyML technology to study
Chelonoidis chilensis tortoises. Little is known about its biology and the species is in a vulnerable state. The small sensors, in black on the shell, are small enough to allow the animal to move freely.
Traditionally dominated by the use of centralised, resource-intensive servers, machine learning is being democratised with the growth of “TinyML”, distinguished by its small size and low cost.
For the past year, a Senate inquiry has been looking at “increasing disruption in Australian school classrooms”.
Mayors from across the U.S. attended the Conference of Mayors, which included a visit to the White House.
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As in the federal and state governments, local elected officials are more likely to be white than their constituents. At times, such as with school boards, the differences are particularly stark.
A study found migrants were more likely to volunteer in their communities than native residents.
Migration is considered an inevitable effect of climate change. It could also be part of the solution.
Want to turn many experiences from the equivalent of ordering from a menu to getting a personalized meal? AI is poised to help.
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Life is full of hidden bottlenecks that result from logistical trade-offs between efficiency and your unique needs and desires. AI promises to change this taken-for-granted equation.
Coping with everyday affronts comes at a cost and requires a certain level of emotional suppression.
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Racial threats and slights take a toll on health, but the continual invalidation and questioning of whether those so-called microaggressions exist has an even more insidious effect, research shows.
A U.S. Justice Department image showing Victor Manuel Rocha during a meeting with an FBI undercover employee.
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Cuba gets less attention as an espionage threat than Russia or China, but is a potent player in the spy world. Its intelligence service has already penetrated the US government at least once.
Algorithms have been blamed for dividing society. What if they could support social cohesion instead?
Labeling a Russian rocket attack that killed 12 people in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, as a ‘tragedy’ sidelines human accountabilty.
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Calling something a ‘tragedy’ serves to minimize human responsibility for its causes, which can be convenient for the people who are causing the ‘tragedy.’
New research shows turning northern rivers inland to irrigate Australia’s dry interior would not increase rainfall. This is another argument against the Bradfield scheme.
The intersection of politics and social media is fertile ground for AI-powered disinformation.
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ChatGPT and its ilk give propagandists and intelligence agents a powerful new tool for interfering in politics. The clock is ticking on learning to spot this disinformation before the 2024 election.
You may be surprised by what’s growing on a familiar trail.
Botanizing is the practice of observing and appreciating plant life. Two plant scientists explain how it benefits people and the planet.
Diverse campuses better prepare students for leadership roles, research shows.
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Diversity programs benefit schools and students in multiple ways, research shows.
Maternal death rates are higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries.
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Black women died during or soon after pregnancy at higher rates than any other racial group in every year from 1999 to 2019. American Indian and Alaska Native women had the greatest increase in risk during this period.
Former President Donald Trump greets supporters following a 2020 campaign rally in Arizona.
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New findings by political scientists at Northwestern University and Harvard Kennedy School provide a clearer picture of which demographic groups support Trump.
If people were dropped into a new situation tomorrow, how would they choose to govern themselves?
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The modern representative democracy was the best form of government mid-18th-century technology could invent. The 21st century is a different place scientifically, technically and socially.
Former President Donald Trump makes his way to the stage during a rally in Erie, Pa., on July 29, 2023.
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A key element in proving Trump’s guilt or innocence is determining the former president’s state of mind and whether he has shown a consciousness of guilt before and after the alleged crimes.