Israelis protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul plan outside the parliament in Jerusalem, March 27, 2023.
Three scholars examine the implications of the crisis roiling Israel as hundreds of thousands of people protest across country.
Opposition deputies protest as the first stage of controversial judicial reform is approved by the Knesset Law Committee on Feb. 13, 2023.
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Huge pro-democracy demonstrations in Israel have taken place for almost two months in protest of new rules for the Supreme Court that Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government is rushing into law.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. relaxes at home in May 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama.
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As Martin Luther King Jr. gained national prominence, the FBI launched several investigations to prove that King and his radical allies were communist sympathizers and a danger to America.
Soldats allemands dans une rue de Tunis, 1943.
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Au début des années 1940, l'Afrique du Nord a été aux mains de la France de Vichy, de l'Italie fasciste et de l'Allemagne nazie. Une période tragique et douloureuse pour les populations locales.
Only about 1 in 3 LGBTQ victims of violent hate crimes seek professional help for mental health issues that emerge after an attack.
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For the first time, researchers have been able to produce estimates of the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQ people.
Statistical pitfalls in GWAS can result in misleading conclusions about whether some traits (like long horns or spotted skin, in the case of dinosaurs) are genetically linked.
People don’t randomly select who they have children with. And that means an underlying assumption in research that tries to link particular genes to certain diseases or traits is wrong.
It’s one thing to agree to combat antisemitism. It’s another thing to agree on what it means.
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Combatting antisemitism isn’t just about ‘calling it out’ – it’s about helping people understand what antisemitism is in the first place.
German troops marching through Tunis in 1943.
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People across much of North Africa were subject to racist laws and suffering at the hands of European powers during the Second World War.
This connection of springs is a new type of material that can change shape and learn new properties.
Computer-based neural networks can learn to do tasks. A new type of material, called a mechanical neural network, applies similar ideas to a physical structure.
Lack of pharmaceutical industry interest has stymied the development of new male contraception options.
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There hasn’t been a new form of male birth control since the 1980s. More contraception options for all partners could help reduce the rate of unintended pregnancies.
Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022
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The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
The Carlsbad Desalination Plant in Southern California is the largest such plant in the Western Hemisphere, providing 50 million gallons of desalinated seawater per day.
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Nearly 97% of the world’s water is in the oceans, but desalination is no magic bullet for water-stressed coastal cities.
Automaker GMC shows off its Hummer EVs at a plant in Detroit.
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China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
China’s show of strength over Taiwan being transmitted live in Beijing.
Welcome to an era of two parallel worlds in global business.
People vote in the primary election at the civic center in Silver Spring, Md., on July 19, 2022.
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Have these officials used their authority to interfere with America’s democratic process?
There’s an interesting evolutionary benefit for some women if the consequences of casual sex are high.
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Some reasons people oppose abortion seem to be at odds with other positions they hold. Evolutionary social science points to a surprising motivation for anti-abortion attitudes.
Though intolerance is still commonplace, young Americans are finding it less stigmatizing to openly identify as trans.
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A new study that breaks down the number of trans teens by state could give policymakers a better idea of how many kids will be affected by anti-trans legislation.
Words can have a powerful effect on people, even when they’re generated by an unthinking machine.
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Fluent expression is not always evidence of a mind at work, but the human brain is primed to believe so. A pair of cognitive linguistics experts explain why language is not a good test of sentience.
A girl cries outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.
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After mass shootings, politicians in Washington have failed to pass new gun control legislation, despite public pressure. But laws are being passed at the state level, largely to loosen restrictions.
As humans and wildlife come into closer contact, it is crucial to ensure that there's a relationship that benefits both people and animals.