American citizenship is not as coveted as it once was.
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Some 10,000 people are likely to give up their US passport this year, way above average. Are they fleeing COVID-19? Nasty politics? Taxes? None of the above, says an expert on American citizenship.
Unemployed airline workers call for an extension of federal benefits.
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Slow, unreliable labor force data have consequences for out-of-work Americans and the economy.
The ouster of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh marked a turning point in U.S.-Iran relations.
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The US and Iran had been friends for over a century before the British and American coup in 1953 eventually turned them into enemies.
Public data is vital to the functioning of a democracy.
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A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.
Workers assemble personal protective equipment for frontline health staff at a factory in Accra commissioned by the government.
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The government touted a response based on science and data but a surge is showing otherwise
When you sniff a particular scent, your brain cells fire in a recognizable pattern.
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Brains recognize a smell based on which cells fire, in what order – the same way you recognize a song based on its pattern of notes. How much can you change the 'tune' and still know the smell?
A 1930s vibrator was just another household appliance.
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From its roots as an electric version of snake oil, by the 1930s vibrators were just another household electric appliance that could soothe your pains at the end of a long day.
AI can help doctors tackle new problems.
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Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
An almost deserted highway in Accra
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A lockdown by itself is not a magic wand for fighting coronavirus.
In our increasingly datafied world, there is a clear need to develop and disseminate responsible approaches for handling data for and about children.
The wreckage in Nashville was extreme.
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Donated goods often not only fail to help those in actual need but cause congestion, tie up resources and further hurt local economies.
Une scène des Misérables.
Le film de Ladj Ly, acclamé par la critique, se penche sur la misère que vivent ses protagonistes, dénonçant les manquements de la France envers ses citoyens les plus vulnérables.
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Ladj Ly's critically acclaimed new film looks at the misery that binds together its protagonists, and also examines France's failure to fulfil its obligations toward its most vulnerable citizens.
We love junk food.
Many argue the key to helping low-income Americans eat healthier is eliminating food deserts. A new study suggests this doesn't help.
British passengers wait for news on cancelled Thomas Cook flights at Palma de Mallorca airport in September 2019.
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A major factor in the collapse of Thomas Cook relates to an increasingly important financial market phenomenon, especially for distressed firms, known as the “empty creditor" problem.
A Colt AR-15 from 1973.
The gunmaker's move to stop selling AR-15s to civilians is not a response to concerns about gun control. Instead it's a reflection of how prevalent the AR-15 and comparable weapons are in the US.
People participate in a candlelight vigil near the White House to protest violence against Sikhs in 2012.
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Sikh gurus adopted the turban, in part, to remind Sikhs that all humans are sovereign, royal and ultimately equal. But their attire can also lead to misunderstandings and at times, hate crimes.
What people read online could really disrupt society and politics.
The Russians won’t be alone in spreading disinformation in 2020. Their most likely imitator will be Iran. Also, Instagram could get even more infected with intentional misinformation than it has been.
¿Existe una sincronización espontánea entre los gestos motores que originan el habla (movimientos de la lengua, mandíbula y labios) y los ritmos que se perciben del habla? A las personas con alta sincronía les es más fácil aprender nuevas palabras que a los de baja.
The public service has been slow to adopt innovation in Australia – and this is a problem when it comes to effective government in the 21st century.
Our new research shows that public servants are eager to become innovative public problem solvers, but their leaders are standing in their way.