Children wave peace doves at a concert for peace in Bogota, Colombia, in August 2022.
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While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
Donald Trump, left, may yet face off again in federal court against Jack Smith.
Before there was Jack Smith, there was the House January 6 committee. Its work and findings may provide a hint about what new charges Smith might lodge against former President Donald Trump.
Constant distractions affect our ability to concentrate.
With the proliferation of social media platforms, smart devices and apps, the demands on our attention have never been greater. But how is this affecting our ability to process and retain information?
The Jan. 6 House Committee announced four recommended charges against Donald Trump, including conspiracy to defraud the US.
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The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the land.
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Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the highest court in the land.
The next Supreme Court justice?
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Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s potential elevation to the highest court in the land.
Ketanji Brown Jackson, speaking during her confirmation hearing on March 22, 2022, would be the first Black woman to serve on the court.
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55 years after Thurgood Marshall testified during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearings show race and crime continue to drive questions about a Black jurist.
First Nations young people make up around 20% of missing children in Australia. However, these cases rarely make national, let alone international headlines.
Young people at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, cheer Pope Francis in 2015, following his comments endorsing same-sex civil unions.
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The Vatican has clarified that Pope Francis’ support of civil unions did not change church doctrine. A theologian explains what Francis is doing is departing from Catholic rhetoric on the family.
Conservative suit? Check. Rep tie? Check. Mitch McConnell looks every inch a senator.
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on February 24, 2020 in New York City. On March 11 he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for criminal sexual acts and rape.
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Scandals are violent shocks to social systems, yet not all questionable behaviour produces scandal. How can we explain that some figures escape the consequences of their own behavior while others don’t?
Without a vaccine, getting to herd immunity would mean many more illnesses and deaths.
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Without a vaccine, the cost of reaching herd immunity during a pandemic is counted in lives lost, and it won’t quickly stop the virus’s spread.
A funeral director calls relatives of a COVID-19 victim for a virtual viewing before cremation on May 22, 2020 in New York City.
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Religious scholars and faith leaders reflect on the death rites cultures have developed to honor the deceased, comfort the living and share the burden of mourning.
A Kenyan soldier urges people to take cover during the terror attack on the Dusit Hotel complex in 2018.
The terror group uses the proceeds of criminal activity to support its political agenda.
Smartphones are a conduit for misinformation about the Indian election.
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India’s parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media is affecting Indian society and government.
Mathematical visualization techniques led the author to create this virtual scene, showing shapes from the realm of mathematics bursting into the physical world.
It’s a golden age for visualization in mathematics. How tools like 3-D printing, animation and even knitting machines are reimagining the way mathematicians study and share their work.
Could the hack that took out the power grid in Ukraine happen in the U.S.?
Malware has brought down the power grid in the Ukraine. What were attackers after and could it happen elsewhere?
Repeating patterns are visually intriguing.
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When you see a repeating pattern, your mind easily imagines it continuing to infinity. There are mathematical rules behind the intriguing visuals.
The internet of things – including the equipment on the power grid – is increasing cybersecurity risks for all critical infrastructure.
Coming to a grid near you.
Batteries combined with digital technologies will improve the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid, transforming how people use their energy.