Showing his stripes: visiting a favela in Brazil in 2013.
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The pope's encyclical turns climate change into a moral discussion by focusing on the disproportionate impact of climate change on poor countries and regions.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a handout photo.
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Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now faces the death penalty for his actions. A panel of scholars weighs in on the jury's decision.
A woman is comforted after explosions went off at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013.
Not everyone has the same reaction to trauma, or recovers in the same way, or in a set time frame.
Presidential debates around climate change will likely be a referendum on EPA proposals to lower carbon emissions from power plants.
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The American public appear to be of two minds on climate change in politics: supportive of policy action but unconvinced climate change is an urgent priority.
Bill Simmons was at the forefront of reshaping sports media in the 21st century.
With teams providing less and less access to journalists, Simmons always prioritized the interests of the common fan.
Suicides are the second leading cause of death on college campuses.
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Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.
Needle exchanges don’t put more syringes on the streets. In this photo a clean syringes chart is shown at the Aids Center of Queens County needle exchange outreach center in New York in 2006.
Officials in Indiana would have served the population better if syringe exchanges had been in place before the upsurge in HIV cases began.
Trying to stop an incinerator project in Baltimore.
The EPA and other federal agencies have yet to address environmental justice – despite a long history of poor and minority communities suffering environmental ills disproportionately.
Indiana’s religious law has raised concerns about the safety of gay students on campus.
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Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act may have been “clarified” but there are concerns it could have a chilling effect on campus attitudes toward LGBTQ students and faculty across the state.
A relative of a victim killed in the Garissa University College attack is helped by Red Cross staff.
To try to make sense of the terrible massacre of students at Garissa University College in Kenya, we must examine the intertwined history of Kenya and Somalia.
Would there be a place in advertising’s postmodern era for Don Draper?
The final season concludes in 1969. What happened in the advertising industry over the ensuing decades?
The logo is bold but the BBG is in a mess.
It's the biggest federal agency you may never have heard of, but trouble at the Broadcasting Board of Governors spells trouble for US vital interests.
A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp’s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline.
A roundtable of energy experts weigh in on the significance of Obama’s veto — the economics, the politics and the environmental — as well as what’s next.
NBC newscaster John Cameron Swayze was television’s first “anchor man” – though not for presenting the news. The term referred to his status as permanent panelist of the quiz show Who Said That?
In the beginning, newscasters weren’t even visible to TV news viewers. With Walter Cronkite, everything changed.
Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman took home four awards, including Best Picture.
Indies to the rescue, the quiet power of foreign language films, Gen-X's crowning moment. All – and more – are covered by our experts, who weigh in on this year's Oscars.
Jon Stewart’s tenure at The Daily Show may ultimately be remembered more for how he skewered the mainstream media than for the laughs he generated.
Jon Stewart’s Tuesday night announcement that he’ll be leaving the Daily Show garnered an audible cry of disbelief from his live studio audience. Stewart himself was visibly emotional: “What is this fluid…
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska has for decades been a center of debate on the tradeoffs between environmental protection and oil drilling.
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In a few months, we will mark the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The accident released millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, causing extensive impacts on the marine…
The consent policies of popular websites would take a month to read. Perhaps including a sign like this would be a simpler solution.
We live in a world increasingly dominated by our personal data. Some of those data we choose to reveal, for example, through social media, email and the billions – yes, billions – of messages, photos and…
Alexander von Humboldt self-portrait.
Alexander von Humboldt – sometimes called the last Renaissance man – was born in Berlin 250 years ago. His influence on science is still felt today.
Trust me guys, you’ll like me in the morning.
We’ve all returned home after a night out at a party to find a Facebook friend request from someone you briefly met but barely know. Just to be polite, you add the person to your friend list. But it turns…