High school students at the University of Maine Farmington’s Upward Bound program playing the World Climate simulation.
In the ‘World Climate’ simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goals. Playing it has made thousands want to take action.
Anita Hill, who accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, amid heavy security when she was to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Oct. 10, 1991.
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Anita Hill charged in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. He was still confirmed. Now, another nominee faces sexual assault allegations. Have times changed?
More than 6 million US citizens can’t vote because they’ve been convicted of a felony. But states are beginning to change their laws. Will it make a difference?
Ford has doubled down on its best-selling pickup trucks.
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For 30 years, it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the US.
Top-down artist depiction of a tiny black hole and a pileup of gas and matter swirling toward the center.
The little-known Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer spacecraft was like a Geiger counter for the universe, listening to black holes and zombie stars.
Rwanda’s Genocide Memorial burial site.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
How do survivors find healing? Chum Mey, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, walks past a portrait of Nuon Chea, a former Khmer Rouge leader.
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The accounts of survivors of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge show how they were able to find justice and healing by breaking their silence and speaking on behalf of those who were killed.
Evidence from countries that execute people for drug offenses shows no relationship between harsh punishment and rates of drug use.
Just seven countries worldwide regularly execute people for drug crimes, most of them authoritarian regimes. Nothing suggests that this brutal policy actually curbs drug use.
Is it going to stop?
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
Plutôt que d'observer étoiles ou bactéries sur leurs écrans, les chercheurs pourraient utiliser Twitter pour communiquer et chercher des financements.
Beaucoup de scientifiques sont réfractaires à l'utilisation des réseaux sociaux. Pourtant, Twitter peut s'avérer être un excellent moyen de communiquer et même de trouver des financements.
Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Plants on the Arctic tundra absorb mercury from the air, then transfer it to soil when they die.
How do mercury emissions from industrialized countries reach the remote Arctic? Recent research shows that plants on the tundra absorb mercury vapor through their leaves, then pass it into soil.
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland.
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Like the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the murder of Richard Collins III was a symptom of violent extremism that should be treated accordingly.
Reading to children and talking to them about the story helps them love stories and become better readers.
Parents want to do everything they can to get their kids’ school year off to a good start. Here’s why talking with them is one of the best ways to do that.
James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist rally took place.
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The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It’s time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
People with autism sometimes struggle to tell stories, but there are ways parents can help.
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People tell each other stories every day about the things they’ve seen and done. For many children with autism, this kind of personal narrative doesn’t come easily. Here’s how parents can help.
It’s not always obvious where a new technology will end up.
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A scientific breakthrough in a vacuum may be free of ethical implications. But many developments can be used for good or evil, or both. There’s a fine balance on what to control and to what extent.
Hundreds of ISIS militants are rumored to be disillusioned.
“Feet first”. That’s how one terrorist leader told recruits was the only way out. It makes sense. Allowing members to just walk away wouldn’t be good for the group’s image. And yet – at the same time as…
There’s someone out there for everyone.
If it seems as if everyone you know is online dating, you’re not alone. According to recent surveys, more than 40m single people out of 54m singles in the US have signed up to an online dating site such…