Rapid blood tests for coronavirus could fill a large gap in knowledge.
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Expanding coronavirus testing is one of the most important tasks public health officials are tackling right now. But questions over accuracy of the two main types of tests have rightly caused concern.
No one knows what kicked off the Big Bang that eventually allowed the stars to begin forming.
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The term 'Big Bang' might make you think of a massive explosion. Put the thought out of your head. Rather than an explosion, it was the start of everything in the universe.
The U.S. has been scrambling to get testing for the coronavirus up to speed.
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A molecular biologist explains who should get tested, how the tests work and what the US government is doing to make tests available during a rapidly changing crisis.
The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and 13 colleagues was the last roadblock to the merger.
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The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
Election fraud is not usually as obvious as this.
When the electoral process was helped along by practices that either were or appeared to be underhanded, the resulting wounds took a long time to heal – and may not ever have healed.
Plastic waste that started as packaging clogs tropical landfills.
To manage plastic wastes, nations first need to know what they have and where it's coming from. A case study from Trinidad and Tobago shows how this approach can help identify solutions.
In an official White House photo, President Donald Trump stands alone.
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Both President Trump and President Obama used military force without informing Congress, or getting its approval. But the differences reveal more than the similarities.
Seven democratic candidates convened in Los Angeles for a debate.
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Scholars explain important moments in the Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19.
To some, White House aide Jennifer Williams and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman are impartial truth-tellers; to others, they are power-hungry bureaucrats.
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Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?
Making sense of bird behavior was a lifelong passion for Margaret Morse Nice.
This 20th century ornithologist earned the respect of her contemporaries for her animal behavior research that went against the grain of traditional science.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 election.
Hillary Clinton got the most individual votes from US citizens in 2016, but Donald Trump won the most electoral votes.
Pada awal munculnya demokrasi, Plato meramalkan sebuah akhir yang buruk,
Sejak awal-awal demokrasi, para pemikir telah memperingatkan bahwa kekuasaan oleh rakyat dapat berakhir buruk.
At the dawn of democracy, Plato foresaw an unfortunate end.
From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.
U.S. forces are still in Syria, but their role has changed substantially in recent weeks.
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Since the 1940s, Congress has largely let the president make decisions, while members of the House and Senate endorse or condemn those actions from the sidelines.
A Sri Lankan road construction project with significant financing from China.
China is betting that a massive set of investments around the world will bring it economic prosperity and international political power.
A team photograph of the 1919 Chicago White Sox squad, many of whom would be implicated in throwing that year’s World Series.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, the senate majority leader, has a lot of power.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. If the House impeaches President Trump, what could he do to influence the process – and outcome – of a trial?
Give yourself time and you can see in the dark.
Just the tiniest bit of light can let you see in the 'dark.' Here's how your eyes do it.
Une machine à fumer dans le laboratoire de l'autrice. Comme elle et d’autres l’ont montré, les machines ne fument pas comme les êtres humains…
Après plusieurs décès et maladies inexpliquées, le vapotage est sous haute surveillance. L’analyse de la manière de fumer pourrait fournir de précieux indices sur les raisons de ces accidents.
A smoking machine in the author’s lab. Smoking by a machine is not the same as smoking by a person, the author and others have found.
Vaping is under heavy scrutiny in the wake of six deaths and hundreds of illnesses. A product engineer who studies how people puff explains why the way users vape could be a clue.