A Black man holds up a sign during a Reparations Task Force meeting in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 22, 2022.
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Former enslaved persons have never received a dime for their labor. Nor have their descendants received reparations for the legacy of slavery.
Should the descendants be paid? By whom and how much?
Charisma matters in elections campaigns, as a study carried out just before the 2019 election shows.
Sir Edmund Hillary (left) and companions Derek Wright and Murray Ellis after arriving at the South Pole, January 3, 1958.
March 2 marks the 65th anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Intended to demonstrate Commonwealth unity, it became a symbol of Britain’s imperial decline.
The Zangalewa Dance Troupe, inspired by the Cameroonian band Zangalewa, performs in a prison in Kenya.
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His band Zangalewa satirised Cameroon’s military from within - and helped create the football World Cup hit Waka Waka.
Jean-Paul Ze Bella lors d'une interview en 2020. Capture d'écran YouTube/R Gwladys Lebouda.
Son groupe Zangalewa a fait la satire de l'armée camerounaise de l'intérieur et a inspiré Waka Waka, l'hymne de la Coupe du monde de football en 2010.
Women in Antarctica experience significant barriers of sexism, prejudice and abuse.
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The U.S. Antarctic Program struggles to keep women safe – and through the continent’s history, discrimination and prejudice are rampant.
A view of the oil refinery on Khark Island, located 25km off the coast of Iran.
With accelerating climate change making the need to decarbonise clearer by the day, two oil-dependent countries weigh how to preserve and present their historical fossil fuel infrastructure.
The greenhouse at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is the only source of fresh food during winter.
Scientists just grew plants in soil from the Moon, but Antarctica has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques for a future in space.
Mental health professionals who have experienced mental illness have much to offer to their patients.
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Psychologists have mental health difficulties and illnesses at the same rate as the general population – but the profession has long stigmatized talking about them in public.
Navigator Frank Worsley, left, works with scientist Reginald James to take an observation by the stern of the Endurance.
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Accurately calculating a ship’s position by hand in 1915 was easy compared to what the New Zealand-born navigator Frank Worsley had to do next.
An Ontario Provincial Police tactical officer looks on from the top hatch of an armoured vehicle at the Ambassador Bridge.
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The perishable nature of agri-food products makes any delay at the Canada-U.S. border costly to farmers, businesses and consumers.
Immigrant students worry that minor school infractions could lead to deportation.
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Researchers say educators told them that immigrant students are sometimes made to believe they will be deported. Why? One reason is educators didn’t want them to drag down their school’s test scores.
People of color tend to give differently than white donors.
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Larger shares of Asian, Black and Hispanic people are donating to these nonprofits, compared with white donors. They are also more likely to give to others through less formal channels.
Artwork by Arison Kul from Lae Papua New Guinea.
There are 191 different species of bat across the Pacific Island. They are vital parts of the region’s biodiversity, and many species have cultural significance.
Chronic absenteeism rates fell 8 percentage points among schools in Nevada and Colorado that adopted the ‘Breakfast after the Bell’ program.
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Chronic absenteeism is a pressing issue in high-poverty schools, but research suggests that serving students breakfast during class can help keep kids in school.
The Suez Canal’s history has been forged over a century by multiple entities and people. Its past has been marked by colossal stumbling blocks.
The procession of ships in the Suez canal for its opening. Illustration from the magazine “The Illustrated London News, volume LV, November 18, 1869.
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Prior to the mid-19th century, the Isthmus of Suez – the 125km strip of land that lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea – was a quiet spot.
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Conflict between fruit-growers, the Mauritian government and conservationists has dragged on for years – it’s time for a new approach.
Workmen dissecting a whale carcass in Antarctica, circa 1935.
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For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
A contractor walks between trucks returning from Iraq to Camp Arafjan in Kuwait, Dec. 16, 2011.
A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.