Tragedy in literature has come a long way since its Greek origins.
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Post-colonial writing has expanded the concept of tragedy beyond Western thought.
While a gas station might be 72 miles away, an EV charger may be much farther.
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The infrastructure bill being debated in Congress looks like a small but genuine down payment on a more climate-friendly transportation sector and electric power grid. What comes next is crucial.
Constructing barge canals took a massive investment that didn’t pay off.
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The lasting problems of infrastructure aren’t of need or construction, but of overbuilding, delayed costs and the challenges of thinking ahead.
Online learning during the pandemic gives students more autonomy. For high-achieving students, especially those in academically mixed classes, that’s an advantage, whereas others might struggle.
Many children, especially from low-income communities or communities of color, eat up to half their daily calories in school.
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Expanding free lunch programs could also reduce stigma for students, lower administrative burdens for schools and create jobs for communities.
In February 2021, a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China.
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The research community is taking a closer look at the lab-leak hypothesis for the origin of COVID-19, prompting discussion about the risks and benefits of engineering viruses.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French troops during his 2017 visit to France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Gao, northern Mali.
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French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
Local support might be the most important factor for a successful marine protected area.
In the design of marine protected areas, new research suggests that it might be better to start small in order to gain local trust and support that leads to larger long-term benefits.
Tanzania’s Mbwana Samatta (right) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match with Kenya in Cairo.
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National sports victories increase nationalism and national pride, but can also influence attitudes towards refugees.
Online, critical ignoring is just as important as critical thinking.
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School teaches us to read a text carefully in order to understand it. But on the web, ignoring information is a survival skill.
Women and girls are forced to spend hours each day hauling water for their households. Beyond harming both physical and mental health, this takes time away from economic activities and caregiving.
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The global pandemic caused an unprecedented drop in global emissions. But this is likely to rebound as economies start to recover.
Seorang ahli biologis memeriksa mikroplastik yang ditemukan pada spesises laut di Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, di Yunani, 26 November 2019.
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As more and more plastic trash permeates the Semakin banyak sampah plastik di lautan, serpihan plastik masuk ke dalam ikan dan kerang - dan berpotensi juga masuk ke manusia
A biologist examines microplastics found in sea species at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece, Nov. 26, 2019.
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As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.
N’attendez pas que les adolescents viennent vers vous. Engagez la conversation avec eux.
Les experts en prévention du suicide estiment que les parents peuvent engager une conversation honnête et sûre sur le suicide avec leurs enfants.
Don’t wait for teens to come to you. Engage them in conversation.
Suicide prevention experts believe parents can engage in an honest and safe conversation about suicide with kids.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
The Marshall Islands and other small island nations are urgently threatened by rising seas.
Climate change is a true existential threat for small island nations, but the US has done little to help the Marshall Islands, which it administered for decades.
The pandemic, along with other recent trends such as the shift towards clean energy, have placed us at a crossroad: the choices we make today can change the course of global emissions.
Mail-in and absentee ballots, like these being processed by election workers in Pennsylvania, are a subject of misinformation spreading across social media.
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Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.