President Trump’s messages discounting mask-wearing have worried public health professionals.
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Research and a recent campaign rally show how political leaders' rhetoric can shape risk perceptions among their loyal followers.
A snapshot of the rich plant diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
The effect of a warmer climate on ecosystems and large and small vertebrates is being widely studied. But warmer temperatures seem to alter the microbes that live in and on these animals and plants.
Shiite Muslims attend a mourning ritual during the Islamic month of Muharram, in the central shrine city of Karbala.
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Millions of Muslims travel to Karbala in Iraq for one of the largest annual pilgrimages. The pilgrimage has adapted and changed over its centuries-old history.
What else might she build someday?
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Students with exceptional spatial skills should be eligible for gifted and talented services and given personalized support. But many schools fail to identify and engage these children.
Baboons make sounds, but how does it relate to human speech?
Researchers say it's time to finally discard a decades-old theory about the origins of human language – and revise the date when human ancestors likely were able to make certain speech noises.
« Puisqu'on vous dit que vous avez tort. »
Depuis plus de 50 ans, on pensait que les singes n'étaient pas capables de parler à cause d'une différence anatomique au niveau de la gorge. Les études récentes prouvent que cette théorie est fausse.
Big education tests come with serious side effects, research shows.
While large-scale education assessments, such as the PISA, are meant to show how education systems are faring around the world, evidence shows these assessments come with a host of problems.
A schoolteacher in the midst of receiving a full pe'a, the traditional Samoan tattoo generally worn by males.
An anthropologist works in American Samoa, taking advantage of the island's longstanding tattoo culture to tease out the effects tattoos have on the body's immune function.
It’s impossible to conduct truly causal research on media consumption and suicide.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
Businesses in Humble, Texas, part of metropolitan Houston, surrounded by floodwater from Hurricane Harvey, August 29, 2017.
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Hurricane Harvey swamped much of Houston in 2017, causing more damage than all other US hurricanes except Katrina. But now the city is authorizing construction in zones at high risk for flooding.
John Stuart Mill.
The great thinker left thousands of comments in the margins of his personal library. Now these are being digitised and catalogued.
People rally in New Brunswick, N.J. against President Trump’s ‘travel ban.’
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Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
Business splits can be resolved fairly without resulting to the “Texas shoot out” method.
Researchers have come up with a new way to make sure each partner in a business gets their fair share when they decide to split.
Should killing too many fish be dealt with in the same way as war crimes?
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The world has global authorities for trade and security, but not for threats to the environment. It's time the natural world got its own version of the World Trade Organisation or UN Security Council.
Eastman Johnson’s ‘A Ride for Liberty’ (ca. 1862) depicts a family of slaves galloping for the safety of the North in the early morning light.
With Freedom on the Move, historians hope to reveal patterns of escape and capture, while giving anyone the chance to learn about the individual heroism of runaway slaves.
The many identities of Ross William Ulbricht.
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Ross William Ulbricht, the tech-savvy Texan who created the Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on charges that equated him with a mafia boss.
Is it a crime scene or just a store checkout? Could be both.
Shoppers have launched into the holiday buying season and retailers are looking forward to year-end sales that make up almost 20% of their annual receipts. But as you check out at a store or click “purchase…
Marijuana is legal in some states, but that doesn’t mean that banks can deal with the proceeds.
In nearly half of US states, marijuana business is booming. Although marijuana is illegal under federal law, 23 states have legalized some marijuana use. Colorado and Washington even allow recreational…