What makes a nation wealthy?
Economic growth of countries needs many ingredients. Getting the recipe just right is important.
The math of threes is surprisingly powerful.
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A mathematician explains how language can keep your online accounts safe and pinpoint your location on the planet.
A digital twin attempts to capture every aspect of a real thing, including up-to-the-moment changes.
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A digital twin is to a computer model as live video is to a still photo. These virtual replicas can be used to understand and make predictions about a wide range of complex systems, including people.
The Deaf community, which includes hearing people as well as those who are deaf and hard of hearing, can be a big help to deaf children and their parents.
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Families with deaf children often seek a lot of advice and help, but too rarely find the robust Deaf community in the US full of people with experience and expertise.
Most of us love chocolates, but child labor has been found involved in some of the production.
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An anthropologist writes that despite best efforts, there is no guarantee that children may not have been exploited in the production process of chocolate.
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.
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Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
Russian disinformation, amplified by China, is raising fears that the war in Ukraine could escalate.
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The Russian government used disinformation to fabricate a justification for invading Ukraine. A new campaign focused on biowarfare claims threatens to escalate the conflict.
Tu Youyou shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015.
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Discover the stories of five trailblazing women – Tharp, Nice, Tu, Noether and Wu – who worked in STEM during the 20th century.
Russian forces have the capability to jam signals from satellites, affecting communications and navigation.
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From jamming satellite signals to spreading disinformation, Russia’s military has sophisticated technologies it’s bringing to the battlefield in Ukraine.
Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at a Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.
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As war begins between Ukraine and Russia, a range of stories provides context to help readers understand the conflict.
Since becoming China’s top leader in late 2012, President Xi Jinping has centralized power to the point that it’s unclear when he’ll step down, or who might succeed him.
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In the past, the lack of a succession plan for China has led to political unrest in the country. If it happens again, it will also affect the world.
The Department of Justice indicted six officers of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service in October 2020 on charges of hacking and deploying malware.
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Russia probably has the means to attack US electrical grids and otherwise create havoc but probably won’t go that far. Instead, watch for disinformation aimed at undermining the US and NATO.
CORBEVAX uses recombinant DNA technology that many countries already have the infrastructure to produce.
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CORBEVAX is anticipated to significantly expand vaccine access to people in low- and middle-income countries.
Containers are seen stacked at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province on Jan. 14, 2020.
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Large-scale job losses in the US due to trade with China will lead to enduring demographic and political aftershocks without the implementation of policies that promote widespread job growth.
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe, like the ATLAS calorimeter seen here, are providing more accurate measurements of fundamental particles.
Physicists know a lot about the most fundamental properties of the universe, but they certainly don’t know everything. 2021 was a big year for physics – what was learned and what’s coming next?
Sequencing the genome of a virus gives researchers information on how mutations can affect its transmissibility and virulence.
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DNA sequencing has allowed researchers to catch new COVID-19 variants hours after receiving the first positive test sample.
A telescope in the outer solar system would be able to do unique science that is impossible closer to the Sun.
Such a mission could be developed soon, allowing astrophysicists to take selfies of the solar system and use the Sun’s gravity as a lens to peer deep into space.
Bacteria that are resistant to every available antibiotic in the U.S. already exist.
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If no action is taken to address antibiotic resistance, infections from multidrug-resistant bacteria could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050.
A float featuring Christopher Columbus makes its way down Fifth Avenue during the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 14, 2019, in New York.
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Given Italian history, U.S. descendants of Italian immigrants have reason to reject their association with Columbus and stand in solidarity with indigenous groups as they reclaim their histories.
Public health officials have been waiting for good data before making any decisions about booster shots for people who received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
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Your body produces antibodies after an infection or vaccine, but these slowly decline over time. New Johnson & Johnson data sheds light on the duration of protection and the need for booster shots.