Chinese outlets that once relayed cautious optimism over Donald Trump’s deal-making abilities now express exasperation over his chaotic style.
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In 2016, America's adversaries seemed to cheer electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they've grown loathe to deal with.
There is a long history of links between white nationalist movements and the U.S. military.
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People typically underestimate how much white nationalism goes on in the military, but when they learn the truth, they're concerned.
High-speed internet is harder to come by in the country.
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Americans depend more than ever on high-speed internet to connect to jobs, get health care and socialize. What policies really work to close the rural-urban digital divide?
Current rates of vaccine hesitancy could jeopardize America’s efforts to achieve herd immunity.
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Current rates of vaccine hesitancy could jeopardize efforts to achieve herd immunity in the US, says Matt Motta, a political scientist who studies vaccine uptake and effective health communication.
CRISPR/Cas is a tool for editing genes.
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A person dies of opioid overdose once every 13 minutes in the US. A researcher proposes a way using existing technology to remove the opioid target in people to prevent overdoses.
The only way to learn about the sensory abilities of dolphins is with the help of trained dolphins.
Wild dolphins are fast, smart and hard to study, but it is important to understand how human actions affect their health. So we are building a drone to sample hormones from the blowholes of dolphins.
The spread of diseases is akin to a maze of toppling dominoes.
Epidemiologists focus on diseases among groups of people. They also study the spread of disease among animals.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that a vaccine could be available as early as January 2021.
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As most of the world early awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, a smaller group of people scoffs. They could spell real trouble in the effort to build widespread immunity.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a primary election night rally.
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Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
Wardrobe choices can be part of a delicate social dance.
Recent research explores how women 'dress defensively' to avoid the aggression of other women.
Your own biases shape what you think about what the poor should eat.
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An often invisible force is undercutting support for policies that help Americans facing economic hardship.
Some researchers believe atheists are disliked because people link their lack of belief to an overall lack of values.
Many Americans have a distrust of atheists. A group of researchers found that some of the distrust relates to beliefs about atheists' family values.
A supporter of former Bolivian president Evo Morales tells a police officer to respect the nation’s indigenous people, in La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 12, 2019.
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Evo Morales is at least the ninth Bolivian president to by forced out of office by a mass uprising. But even in exile he remains by far the most popular politician in the country.
Will quantum computers ever reliably best classical computers?
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever.
Roger Waters continues to perform ‘The Wall’ even after leaving Pink Floyd.
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The story of the album, which was released 40 years ago, is a classic tale of how bands struggle with unchecked egos and competing visions.
New York’s offer of incentives to Amazon to open a headquarters in the state faced significant opposition.
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The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
What makes a brain tick is very different from how computers operate.
Brain functions integrate and compress multiple components of an experience, including sight and smell – which simply can't be handled in the way computers sense, process and store data.
The world’s smallest frog can fit on a dime.
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Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.
Anti-vaccine protesters at a rally.
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Studies have shown that the reasons for anti-vaccine sentiment run deep, and scientific facts don't often matter. A new study drills deeper into reasons for resistance and possible ways to counteract them.
Researchers pour a barrel of hagfish into a holding tank aboard a research vessel about 20 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Hagfish have been called the most disgusting creatures in the ocean. But what are they?