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.
Scene from Ladj Ly’s
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.
An artisanal mine.
Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo.
George Washington faced many challenges regarding his teeth.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
As we celebrate the nation's founding, it's a good time to note the heroism of George Washington. The British were a pain, to be sure, but what really caused him trouble were his teeth.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered state agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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States are folding the social and economic costs of burning fossil fuels into their electricity policies, giving utilities a financial incentive to reduce greenhouse emissions.
President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019.
President Trump vetoed Congress' rejection of his emergency declaration. That brings the constitutional confrontation closer to the Supreme Court and a potentially destabilizing outcome.
President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall.
The constitutional conflict between Congress and President Trump over his emergency declaration has potential to undermine centuries of checks and balances between the two branches of government.
Father and child stand outside closed National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Jan. 2, 2019.
The government shutdown provided a short-term version of what some activists have long wanted: A government small enough so that you could 'drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.'
Which is the right map for you?
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.