La escena en Indonesia después del terremoto del 1 de octubre.
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Los miles de millones de dólares que se dan como ayuda cada año para aliviar los daños generados por terremotos y huracanes tendrían mejores efectos si no se concentraran en determinados puntos.
Some believe the color pink can calm unruly inmates. Others say it’s a form of humiliation.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
What sort of signal does holding a door for a woman send?
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
Loading new furniture donated to Hurricane Irma survivors in Chokoloskee, Fla.
The billions of dollars worth of aid dispatched every year to alleviate the suffering and damage after earthquakes and hurricanes would do more good if it didn't get clumped up.
A yellow citronella bucket candle is essential for summertime evenings to keep the mosquitos away.
Bug sprays with DEET feel oily and smell gross. That's why scientists are developing new mosquito repellents based on natural plant oils. But translating these into commercial products isn't easy.
Los latinos constituyen el 12 por ciento de las personas elegibles para votar en las elecciones legislativas de medio mandato del 2018.
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Puede que los latinos estén indignados por las políticas antiinmigrante de Donald Trump. Pero no todos saldrán a votar en contra del Partido Republicano este noviembre, por estas cuatro razones.
Latinos make up 12 percent of people eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
Democrats hoping that Latinos will punish the Republican Party for Trump's immigration policies haven't looked hard enough at the demographics, location and concerns of these 27.3 million voters.
The high-voltage lines carrying electricity across the U.S. aren’t the only potential targets.
Power utilities' cybersecurity practices may be effective, but need to evolve over time. And all companies operating elements of the grid – even the small ones – should step up.
Already out of charge – again?!
Emptying and refilling a battery is a lot like pouring water from one glass to another, over and over again.
A clear day at Acadia National Park in Maine.
US national parks protect some of America's most spectacular outdoor settings. But new research shows that ozone pollution levels in the parks are roughly as bad as in major cities.
Former President Bill Clinton promotes ‘The President is Missing,’ the new novel he wrote with James Patterson, in New York.
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What happens to motivated, determined and egotistical men when they are forced to abandon the White House? As John Quincy Adams once said, 'There is nothing more pathetic in life than a former president.'
Many cities collect valuable data on themselves.
Many cities lack the resources to analyze their own vast troves of administrative data.
Libby’s continues to fiercely compete with pumpkin pie peddlers Borden’s, Snowdrift and Mrs. Smith’s for a place on the Thanksgiving table.
At one point, turkey was jockeying with duck and chicken for king of the Thanksgiving table.
Guam’s trees are struggling without the birds that spread their seeds.
Guam's trees are in trouble, thanks to the accidental release of a snake species 70 years ago, which has killed off many of the bird species that are vital for the health of the island's forests.
A cyberattack on the electricity grid happened in Ukraine – could it happen here too?
The power grid is increasingly computerized. That opens it to attacks and requires new defenses.
Mothers will often distance themselves from their adult children for the same set of reasons.
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The severing of what many consider an everlasting bond is more common than you'd think.
New norms for what goes on inside this room.
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The release of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program documents the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) against terrorism…
Police often rely on witnesses to finger the right guy, but eyewitnesses are far from perfect.
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Twenty eyewitnesses testified before the grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. None of these accounts is fully consistent with any other. Moreover, eyewitnesses…
Running five to ten minutes a day at slow speeds is associated a reduced risk of death from heart disease, new research shows…
Monarch butterfly: not scared of wearing bold colours.
Monarch butterflies are known for their striking flame-orange and black appearance, and especially for their mass migration in their millions to spend winters in the mountain forests of Mexico. But despite…