No contemporary portrait of Robert Hooke seems to have survived. This 2004 oil painting is based on descriptions during his lifetime.
Born on July 18, 1635, this polymath broke ground in fields ranging from pneumatics, microscopy, mechanics and astronomy to civil engineering and architecture.
Alex Trebek pictured in Pasadena, California on May 5, 2019.
Alex Trebek raised an interesting question when he thanked well-wishers for supporting him in his fight against pancreatic cancer: Do prayers and good thoughts really have a medical effect?
Managing a shared resource doesn’t have to involve fences.
A Nobel Prize-winning political economist found a way to promote good governance and protect users without the need for heavy-handed government regulation.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, signs a bill that creates a new voucher program for thousands of students to attend private schools using taxpayer dollars.
Research over the past few years has shown vouchers for private schools set back student learning. So why are advocates still pushing so hard to expand them?
Edward Lekganyane, the election winner, enjoying life with his top lieutenants Ikabode Mothepe and Moses Mamabolo at Zion City Moriah.
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On June 1 1949, black South African church members voted to choose their leaders in an unusual poll.
They’re not perfect, but flu shots are still good to get.
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The 2018-2019 flu season was less deadly than the last. But the pattern of infection was unusual, thanks to the various strains circulating and the way flu shots work over time.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is garlanded after winning the elections.
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Modi and the political party he represents are adherents of Hindutva, an ideology. It is fundamentally different from the faith, Hinduism.
Is Trump respecting military culture?
Letting bad behavior go unpunished can undermine respect for the law of war.
Lebih besar dari kehidupan bahkan 500 tahun yang lalu, legenda Leonardo telah berkembang selama berabad-abad.
Setelah meninggalkan dunia lima abad lalu, Leonardo meninggalkan ketenaran bagai bintang rock, diketahui secara luas dengan nama depannya saja. Berikut ini beberapa fakta dan warisan pria tersebut.
Toxoplasma gondii only reproduces sexually in cats.
The parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects hosts, causes cysts in the brain and changes the behavior of the host. But is the microbe changing the hosts behavior or is the immune system to blame?
Yoga classes are becoming more prevalent in America’s schools.
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Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more prevalent in America's public schools. But are they subtly promoting religion? A scholar who has served as an expert witness in several yoga cases weighs in.
Your location isn’t all it knows.
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Uber's IPO will value the company at more than $80 billion, yet the data it collects on its users may be worth even more – and creates the potential for dangerous manipulation.
Nearly all medical product recalls are voluntarily issued by firms, instead of mandated by the FDA.
Every year, thousands of medical devices and drugs are recalled in the US. But the decision to recall a flawed product is often left up to the manufacturer.
Reversing lactose intolerance might make it possible for adults to enjoy a milkshake again.
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You may think that your milk-drinking, ice cream-licking days are behind you as you battle the discomfort of lactose intolerance. But there maybe be a way to reverse the situation.
Companies and governments have massive amounts of data about many people.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Larger than life even 500 years ago, Leonardo’s legend has grown over the centuries.
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Dead five centuries, Leonardo retains a rock star's fame, well known around the world by just one name. Here, some facts about the man and his legacy.
A ‘hard Brexit’ appears increasingly likely.
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American companies still face enormous uncertainty about how they'll be doing business in the UK and EU in the coming years, particularly as the April 12 Brexit deadline draws closer.
Scientific evidence is clear: Vaccination is good for people and society. Online discussions are increasingly reflecting that reality.
Social media activity suggests that pro-vaccine evidence may be starting to outweigh anti-vaxxer disinformation.
Electronic medical records can be costly and time-consuming.
Electronic medical records were supposed to improve health care. Are they doing that? Two doctors describe the problems.
From bake sales to office Olympics, fundraising for Red Nose Day can boost staff morale and lets employees support a good cause.