Sorting bags of food dropped by air from a World Food Programme plane in Padeah, South Sudan, March 1, 2017.
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At a time when poverty and hunger levels are declining around the world, famine is recurring, driven by conflicts and natural disasters. But timely action by governments and aid groups can save lives.
Does your nose grow if it’s a falsehood, not a lie?
Alternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological.
Ben Carson laughs, Jan. 12, 2017.
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Part of HUD's budget goes to improving American cities. Social media monitoring offers a novel way to judge if that money is being well spent.
Smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are divided and packaged at The Growing Kitchen in Boulder, Co.
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Edible marijuana, especially in forms that are appealing to young people, is problematic. Here are things to consider to keep kids safe.
An NVIDIA-powered Audi needs no driver.
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Together, three recent events mark a crucial turning point in the development of autonomous cars: They are both safer and more advanced than ever before.
A president’s science advisor is traditionally a close confidant.
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Innovation is a huge part of economic growth – and the White House needs to be well-informed on science and tech issues when setting goals and budgets. Here's how presidents get up to speed.
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Oral health care is safe and important for women who would like to be pregnant and for those who are.
Like wearing psychological blinders.
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It's human nature to notice or search out information that supports what you already believe and discount or avoid data to the contrary. The problem comes in when you don't recognize this bias is in play.
Talking ‘bout my generation: Younger people are concerned with climate, but how engaged are they politically?
Unlike other issues, climate change has broad support among millennials across political parties and races. But it's unclear that they'll convert that into political activism.
Why does that one video crack you up?
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One viral video might leave you in stitches; another leaves you cold. Psychology researchers have worked out several theories of humor to explain why.
A high school talks over a civics assignment in an advanced placement class.
Only about 40-45 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds turned out to vote in the 2012 election. Civic education can improve youth turnout. But civic education itself remains neglected in US schools.
A hydro-responsive thread can be used with sensors to monitor body functions.
Alonso Nichols, Tufts University
Flexible, easy to make, inexpensive, stretchable and simple to coat with nanomaterials, threads are also very commonly used by doctors already.
Chinese dancers perform during the launching of a promotion in Shanghai in 2004, the year China became Coca-Cola’s biggest Asian market.
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Uber's 'retreat' from China has led to soul-searching about whether the country is worth it. Don't tell that to Coca-Cola and GM, however, which have found great success in the People's Republic.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
Scholars share their research with former combatants in Colombia, after a majority of Colombians voted against a peace deal. Can understanding reintegration help peace negotiations move forward?
Olympic rowers train in waters near Rio. The lack of sufficient treatment has raised health concerns for athletes.
Expecting the rest of the world to adopt expensive, centralized sewage treatments systems common in the U.S. is not realistic.
As problems occur, rapid design adjustment will advance autonomous cars’ abilities.
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Sometimes a user's death causes technology development to slow down – but other times, progress speeds up to address the newly uncovered problems.
Women are making inroads in the solar industry, but still represent only about 25 percent of the U.S. solar work force.
Women are underrepresented in the energy sector at a time of rapid change and demand for new talent. Hiring more women could make energy companies more innovative and speed the shift to clean fuels.
President Obama with UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Obama has said he expects European allies to chip in their fair share of defense spending, and European public opinion supports it. But as a Tufts expert points out, many challenges in Europe remain.
Orlando, Florida, June 13, 2016.
How is the electorate reacting to Trump's call for surveillance of American mosques? A survey taken after the 9/11 attacks suggests some answers.
Host James Corden performs with all the nominees during the 70th annual Tony Awards.
On the surface – and when compared to the Oscars – the 2016 Tonys looked like a groundbreaking moment for diversity in entertainment. But when it comes to inclusion, Broadway has a long way to go.