People attend the remembrance of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre on the Plein, in The Hague last week.
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Genocide has occurred throughout history, from the very beginnings of the social organisation of human communities until the present. But working out what do about it is no easy task.
Guns don’t stop gun violence.
Other 'advanced nations' make it far harder for someone like the Charleston killer to get his hands on a Glock semiautomatic handgun or any other kind of firearm.
The next generation get a taster of university life.
On a mission to become global higher education players, Korean universities still fall short on diversity.
Perfect nails, at what cost?
The nail salon industry is booming. But along with polished nails come toxic health effects for the workers, due to the chemical compounds in nail care products.
Quality control: in Liberia in 2014, all students failed their university entrance exams.
Countries have a lot to gain by making sure all people leave school with functional literacy.
Every year millions of birds migrate between Australia and the northern Hemisphere.
Five million shorebirds migrate between Australia and the northern hemisphere, threatened by habitat destruction, and rising seas. How can we protect this natural marvel?
When cells divide, sometimes chromosomes don’t wind up where they need to go.
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Aneuploidy – when a cell has an irregular number of chromosomes – is a major cause of pregnancy loss. Scientists may have uncovered a gene that increases the risk of aneuploidy.
The digital revolution is changing higher education.
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Kevin Carey's new book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, envisions a future in which good education will be available to everyone everywhere.
A tandem solar cell made from silicon and metal-halide perovskite.
A hybrid approach to solar – using reliable silicon and new inexpensive material perovskite – shows promise for low-cost, efficient solar cells.
The village of Deir el-Medina in the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt.
Records show that the Egyptian state provided health care to workers building royal tombs more than 3,000 years ago. But it was more about productivity than altruism.
The director of the Paris mosque, Dalil Boubakeur, in the front line
Muslims in France and the French host population are locked in a discriminatory equilibrium. This is the conclusion, summarized in our soon-to-be published book, of a six-year research program that investigates…
Hurricane Sandy pummeled cities along the east coast in 2012, causing billions of dollars of damage.
Climate change is as much an economic problem as an environmental one. The effects of climate change, such as damage from more severe weather or health problems from higher temperatures, will impose a…
A great butterfly fish enjoys the reef view off Waialae, Hawaii.
Reef historian Iain McCalman, in Sydney, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, in California, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes. Iain McCalman: A recent…
Yelp.com reviews use fancier words to describe expensive restaurants, compare unhealthy food to crack and describe poor customer…
New research from Stanford shows that Arctic thermokarst lakes, which form when sheets of permafrost melt, store more greenhouse…
Layers of cool: a thin layer of glass added to solar cells could help them work better for longer.
Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass. A paper…
A new study suggests the treatment pregnant women receive for epilepsy does not adversely affect their offspring. The study…
New research from Stanford University has revealed that certain types of coral are able to acclimatise to rising sea temperatures…
As tiny as a grain of rice.
Many ailments, such as irregular heartbeats, can be treated by electrical stimulation within the body. But current technology…
Growing plants amongst photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms to not only generate electricity, but help produce crops…