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Demonstrators march on Jan. 1, 1934, in Washington against the unjust trials of nine Black men falsely accused of raping two white women. Bettmann/Getty Images

Back in the day, being woke meant being smart

Conservative politicians have launched attacks against the use of the word “woke.” If they knew the history of the word, they might stop wasting their time.
Des mineurs artisanaux cherchent de l'or à la mine d'or de Bantakokouta, dans le sud-est du Sénégal. Photo: John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images

Au Sénégal, les petits exploitants d'or utilisent encore du mercure toxique : comment réduire les dégâts ?

Compte tenu des dangers de la toxicité du mercure et de la forte exposition des mineurs et de leurs communautés, des solutions sont nécessaires pour réduire une telle exposition.
AI has arrived. How will it change society in the year ahead? Pavel_Chag/iStock via Getty Images

AI is here – and everywhere: 3 AI researchers look to the challenges ahead in 2024

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, and the tech industry is racing along to develop ever more powerful AIs. Three scholars look ahead to the next chapter in this technological revolution.
The particular stressors of the holiday season can make it difficult to listen to your body. InspirationGP/iStock via Getty Images

Do you eat with your eyes, your gut or your brain? A neuroscientist explains how to listen to your hunger during the holidays

You likely know that the sight and smell of food can trigger cravings. But internal cues from your gut and your brain play just as important a role in the decisions you make around food.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department shut off water to thousands of homes after the city declared bankruptcy in 2013. Joshua Lott/Getty Images

After a pandemic pause, Detroit restarts water shut-offs – part of a nationwide trend as costs rise

Detroit residents with past-due bills are facing water shut-offs again after a reprieve during COVID-19. At the same time, providers are also raising rates.
Teachers had more negative comments about Black boys than they did about other groups. aldomurillo/E+ via Getty Images

We analyzed over 3.5 million written teacher comments about students and found racial bias

Teachers use tougher language when describing the misbehavior of Black children, new research shows.
George De Hevesy working in his lab at Stockholm University in 1944. Keystone Features/Hulton Archive via Getty Images

How a disgruntled scientist looking to prove his food wasn’t fresh discovered radioactive tracers and won a Nobel Prize 80 years ago

Some Nobel Prize-winning ideas originate in strange places, but still go on to revolutionize the scientific field. George de Hevesy’s research on radioactive tracers is one such example.
Peningkatan jumlah jurnal predator di dunia akademis menantang para peneliti untuk menentukan publikasi mana yang sah. Marat Musabitov/Getty Images

Bagaimana jurnal ‘predator’ melemahkan penelitian dan kepercayaan masyarakat terhadap akademisi

Dalam beberapa kasus, sulit bagi akademisi untuk mengetahui jurnal mana yang tidak kredibel – sementara di sisi lain, mereka mendapat tekanan untuk segera menerbitkan jurnal.


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