The state takeover is based largely on one school.
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Political power and a history of racism lurk behind the recent state takeover of the Houston public school system.
People protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, over daily power cuts, July 27, 2022.
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Russia tried to weaponize energy to keep European nations from opposing its war in Ukraine, but the real pain from Putin’s actions and Western sanctions has been felt far from Europe.
President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address.
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President Biden outlined his achievements in key policy areas and sketched out his plans for the rest of his term in office.
Answers are all the rage in the information age. However, to become wise we will need to learn to formulate better questions.
Argentina fans celebrating their team’s World Cup victory walk past a mural of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires. While shared nationality is a factor, most fans typically think about players in terms of their club team.
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Studying how shared identities like nationality and club affiliation impact fan support for soccer players can tell us how our group memberships affect our behaviour.
Black boys are more likely than white students to be identified as potentially in need of special education.
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Researchers found that students are being judged by their race and gender, not how well they do math.
In the city of London, security cameras can even be found in cemeteries. In 2021 the mayor’s office launched an effort to establish guidelines for research around emerging technology.
As states and nations struggle to regulate growing AI use, municipal authorities are often leading the way. An emerging paradigm known as AI Localism can help us better define the way forward.
Maywood Riverfront Park was built on the site of eight former industrial properties in Los Angeles County.
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Climate change is colliding with old factory sites where soil or water contamination still exist, and the most vulnerable populations are particularly at risk.
The Clinton-era ban on assault weapons ushered in a period of fewer mass shooting deaths.
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Analysis of the 10 years in which the US banned sales of assault weapons shows that it correlates with a drop in mass shooting deaths – a trend that reversed as soon as the ban expired.
We can’t let communities face climate change alone. We must get better at adapting to the new climate, and do it before disasters not during.
Zero-sum competitive environments that set up winners and losers may be less appealing to women.
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A focus on raw intellectual talent may unintentionally create a cutthroat workplace culture. New research suggests women’s preference to avoid that environment may contribute to gender gaps in some fields.
Social distancing left Westminster’s House of Commons virtually empty at times.
Social distancing, lockdowns and emergency powers changed the way elected representatives operated in the pandemic.
The findings indicates natural disasters such as the current floods in southeastern Australia can influence election results.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela on his 91st birthday in 2009.
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The death of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2021 has triggered renewed frustrations over the elusiveness of a “new” South Africa.
To Ono, imaginative acts were a form of survival.
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Ono’s commitment to regenerative rituals is instructive in an era of turmoil and instability.
Such a dramatic rise in extreme heat days is not inevitable. If global warming is limited to 1.5℃ this century, Western Sydney will have fewer than 17 days of 35℃ per year.
This new exhibition draws from the National Film and Sound archives and beyond to look at local success on the international stage.
People concerned with voting rights gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
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Voting rights are the subject of intense conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Does the degree of political outrage match the threat to voting rights?
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.