Survivors of the dam disaster take refuge at a temporary shelter in Laos’s Attapeu province.
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Images of the aftermath of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam collapse in Laos went around the world. But many other dam projects harm locals and the environment in less visible ways.
Hunger among college students is a growing problem.
It's hard to succeed in college if you're hungry. But more than half of community college students don't have access to affordable and healthy food. What difference can food scholarships make?
The court ruled unanimously that access to social media is an essential right.
Use of data-driven risk assessments in sentencing may be heard by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
Indoor marijuana farms are becoming one of the most energy-intensive industries in the United States.
As more states legalize marijuana, growing pot indoors is consuming massive quantities of energy. Rules for this new industry should include requirements to use clean power or pay carbon fees.
Many developing countries are highly urbanised but lack large industrial sectors.
Developing countries, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, are urbanising without industrialising, a trajectory that leaves them with relatively higher poverty rates and share of slums.
Nos sociétés ont le bec sucré, tant pis pour la kyrielle de maladies qui sont la conséquence de cette envie irrépressible de sucre. Un détour par l’histoire éclaire les enjeux de cette consommation.
Like many great challenges of the 21st century, the science identifying the problems with sugar seems clear. What's lacking is the will to address them.
That good? Amen to that.
Ever felt depressed just from scrolling through Facebook? This might be why.
Kate Garraway: a successful older mum.
The Get Britain Fertile “campaign”, funded by a pregnancy testing company and fronted by television presenter Kate Garraway, aims to get women to think about having children when they’re younger. But later…