Benjamin Franklin learned over his lifetime how to be humble and open when he talked to and with people.
Benjamin Franklin spoke and wrote in ways that, if taken up now, could begin to erode the polarization of the current era.
Being a good mother depends on many factors, including the the bacteria in the mouse mother’s gut.
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Microbes can alter the minds of mouse mothers and disrupt their natural instinct to nurture their young.
Protesters oppose riot police during a rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on January 31, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.
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Poisoning Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny didn't get rid of him. He survived the attack, and now the Kremlin must deal with a reinvigorated reform movement led by Navalny.
The U.S. banned travel from China early, but the late timing of other travel bans meant the coronavirus had other routes into the U.S.
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The results from an emerging study suggest governments should act quickly if they plan to impose travel bans – before the virus can spread widely to other countries.
Wouldn’t it be nice if one shot could protect you for life?
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You need a new shot every year because current flu vaccines provide limited and temporary protection. But researchers' new strategy could mean a one-and-done influenza vaccine is on the way.
Activist protest against ‘love jihad’ laws being proposed in India.
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India's most populous state has brought in a law to police interreligious marriages, known as the 'love jihad' law. Here is what that means.
‘Cancer Alley’ is an 80-mile stretch of chemical plants along the Mississippi River in Louisiana alongside many Black and poor communities.
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The US environmental justice movement dates back to the early 1980s, but federal support for it has been weak and inconsistent. Here are four things Biden's EPA can do to improve that record.
Biden has made fixing the economy one of his top priorities.
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Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
Images taken by the media of the Capitol storming could help law enforcement identify participants.
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Journalists say that if they are forced to turn over to law enforcement any news information they have gathered, it will erode the trust of sources and the public – and place them in danger.
A man of genius – but his ideas were not to the benefit of all humankind.
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Smart people can have really bad ideas – like selectively breeding human beings to improve the species. Put into practice, Galton's concept proved discriminatory, damaging, even deadly.
Pengunjuk rasa merangsek masuk gedung Capitol.
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Seorang pakar konflik menyebut kejadian di Capitol sebagai 'kerusuhan kacau yang melibatkan orang-orang mengamuk di jantung demokrasi AS'.
Protesters forcing their way into the Capitol.
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A conflict scholar calls events at the U.S. Capitol 'a messy riot where people lashed out at the heart of American democracy.'
Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks on Nov. 19 at a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election.
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President Trump's populist control of his party didn't extend to control in courtrooms where he challenged election results. That's where the rules of politics met the rules of law, and politics lost.
As an unincorporated U.S. territory, Puerto Rico has fewer constitutional and political rights than a state.
Lawmakers are unlikely to grant Puerto Rico's request for admission into the Union – unless, perhaps, the Democrats win both Senate seats in Georgia's Jan. 5 runoff election.
Missing a field season can be devastating if your research subject is melting away.
Three scientists describe the fieldwork they've had to delay in 2020 because of the pandemic. These are setbacks not just for their careers, but for the body of scientific knowledge.
The economy will be one of the president-elect’s top priorities in January.
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The Biden administration plans to push for a bold stimulus package to bolster the ailing American economy. An economist explains what he's up against.
President-elect Joe Biden opposes proposals to allow uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, which the Trump administration supports.
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The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Not in Russia: An election observer takes notes as Gwinnett County workers process ballots in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Nov. 6.
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Charges by President Donald Trump and his allies that the 2020 election was rigged are challenged by experts in Russian elections, where rigging the outcome is an established way of life.
Journalists, like these Associated Press staffers, have always worked hard to report election results quickly – and accurately.
Journalists want to be first to tell the public who won, but the 2020 election night news frenzy may be very different from past years' coverage.
Facebook and the other social media platform companies are facing a reckoning for their handling of disinformation.
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The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.