Smart cities promise a shining future, but without deliberate efforts to include underserved communities they can worsen the digital divide.
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Smart cities’ focus on technology has made the digital divide worse, not better. The new infrastructure law could change that.
Not everyone is a fan of Turkey Day.
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From ‘turkey trot’ to ‘going cold turkey,’ the centerpiece to many Thanksgiving dinners has lent its name to many things. But it also borrowed its name from elsewhere.
Death waits for no man – and pandemics drive the point home.
Pieter Brueghel the Elder: 'The Triumph of Death'
Halloween, with its mix of the macabre and the playful, provides a moment to reflect on how closely life and death are interwoven – especially in 2021.
What, more depressing news?
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Rachel Hadas says that despite the cascade of scary news, humans will adapt, as they always have – and provides evidence of that resilience in the literature she loves and teaches.
CEO Warren Buffett was surrounded by press and fans when he arrived at Berkshire Hathaway’s 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, in May 2019.
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The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.
For decades, Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood has been home to a mosaic of ethnic groups.
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Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.
Legislation pending in Congress would contribute to reforming how police conduct themselves – but there’s a limit to what federal legislation can do.
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While many in America are looking to Congress to pass police reform legislation, the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
Fire a set of high-power lasers at a tiny speck of hydrogen isotopes and you can initiate nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun.
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Scientists are working on ways to make lots of energy by converting matter into energy. The trick is keeping the process under control. One possibility is nuclear fusion – the Sun’s power source.
Discussing violence with children can be challenging for a parent.
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Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
About three out of every four paid Capitol Hill interns are white.
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Students of color are largely missing out on paid internships working for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, new research has found.
A woman reacts to the news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd.
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Scholars of policing, law, race and Minnesota history explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.
El sobrino de Floyd, Brandon Williams (centro), con el reverendo Al Sharpton (izquierda) fuera del tribunal en Minneapolis, Minnesota, antes de que comenzara el juicio por asesinato del oficial Derek Chauvin, el 29 de marzo de 2021.
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La muerte de Floyd, quien era negro, desencadenó una ola de protestas masivas contra el racismo en Estados Unidos. Este es un resumen de importantes investigaciones sobre la violencia policial.
Floyd’s nephew, Brandon Williams (center), with the Rev. Al Sharpton (left) outside the heavily guarded Hennepin County Government Center, in Minneapolis, Minn., before the murder trial of Officer Derek Chauvin began, March 29, 2021.
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Research on racism and policing in the US, explained by the experts who study it.
Rivko Knox, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters in Phoenix, and other voters sued Arizona over a law that bans the third-party collection of early mail-in ballots. The issue is now before the Supreme Court.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a ban on the third-party collection of mail-in ballots is legal. The practice is allowed in 26 states.
An upbeat staffer, Yi Arias, at a COVID-19 mass-vaccination event for health care workers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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Hope does not ride alone. It has a companion: anxiety. A classics scholar who is a poet notes that, at what may be the end of a long and dark pandemic year, both are in evidence.
Les expériences de Chien-Shiung Wu ont permis de vérifier certaines des avancées théoriques majeures de la physique du XXe siècle, de la radioactivité à la physique quantique.
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La physicienne sino-américaine a travaillé sur le Projet Manhattan et mené des expériences novatrices durant sa longue carrière.
Chien-Shiung Wu’s experiments were instrumental in supporting some of the biggest 20th-century theories in physics.
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Chinese American physicist Wu worked on the Manhattan Project and performed groundbreaking experiments throughout her long career.
A BLM protester in front of the Ohio State House.
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Two leaders in academia weigh in how numbers and statistics can enforce institutional racism.
Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
How do we find hope when times are bleak?
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A year of social disconnections, deaths, job losses and political violence may lead some people to feel overwhelmed and sad. A psychologist suggests ways to find and sustain hope.