A life reconstruction of
Australopithecus sediba commissioned by the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.
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Studying the lower back allows researchers to understand how the species’ anatomy was adapted for different kinds of movement.
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A reworking of the 1892 Henry Lawson short story, this film is a subversive survival story.
More than half of the top 250 U.S. colleges and universities offer legacy admissions.
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Elite universities have been giving special preference to children of prior graduates for more than a century. Has the time come for that practice to stop? A sociologist weighs in.
We need to urgently address the gaps in Australia’s capacity to manage disasters that have widened since climate adaptation was relegated to the back burner.
Does Fed Chair Jerome Powell have the tools to tackle racial disparities?
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Central bankers are expected to discuss the racial income and wealth gaps during the virtual Jackson Hole retreat. But an economist argues that the Fed is not suited for addressing these issues.
Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme requires stringent data collection and transparency.
Countries that adopt ethnic recognition go on to experience less violence, more economic vitality, and more democratic politics.
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On average, countries that adopt ethnic recognition experience less violence, more economic vitality, and more democratic politics.
One billboard outside Bloomington, Minnesota: A sign warns voters about a recent federal court ruling about absentee ballot deadlines.
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The fight over absentee ballot deadlines in the November 2020 election was bitter and prolonged. Now, an election law scholar looks at how those ballots affected the presidential race.
Holiday gatherings with family and friends before the pandemic seemed so simple.
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The president wants Americans to be able to celebrate Independence Day with small gatherings. What will it take to get the virus under control by then? Three public health school deans explain.
By looking at the evolving history of the open government data movement, scientists can see both limitations to current approaches and identify ways to move forward from them.
L’examen du mouvement en faveur du libre accès aux données publiques peut permettre aux chercheurs de cerner les lacunes des approches en vigueur sur la science ouverte.
Une image de l'adaptation cinématographique des Hauts de Hurlevent (2011)
En 1995, Maryse Condé propose avec La Migration des coeurs une réécriture des Hauts de Hurlevent, d’Emily Brontë.
African countries are relying on approved vaccines to stem a rise in cases.
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Ghana’s mid-year target of procuring and administering 17.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses may be constrained by global supply, cold chain capacity, and vaccine hesitancy.
Activists highlight some of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals in Lima, Peru (February 20, 2017).
A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.
The U.S. Capitol is modeled on the baroque Cathedrals of Europe, which were built to honor monarchs and popes.
The domed neoclassical Capitol building was inspired by European cathedrals and the Roman Pantheon – shrines to imperial power, not rule by and for the people.
Maryse Condé en visioconférence à Stockholm, en 2018, après avoir reçu le prix Nobel alternatif de littérature.
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S’affirmer comme autrice, dans la Guadeloupe des années 1940, n’avait rien d’évident. Quant à la reconnaissance littéraire, elle reste conditionnée par de multiples facteurs socioculturels.
Former President George W. Bush, left, with James A. Baker III at the 2018 funeral of George H.W. Bush.
James Baker, the high-powered lawyer chosen by George W. Bush to lead his fight over the contested 2000 election, delivered victory. A new book reveals three crucial reasons why.
Students of St. George’s Girls’ Secondary School in Nairobi.
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Our findings suggest that it is time to take Kenyan youth seriously as politically important actors.
What will judges do? And when will they do it?
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Federal election law is riddled with uncertainties. And that’s not a good situation for the country if it finds itself in the middle of a contested election.
What happens when an election is contested?
The presidential election outcome seems to be at least partially in dispute. Six scholars provide a history of contested elections in the US and explain what happens when the results are challenged.