Victims’ names engraved in a metal overhang, part of the Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial, are reflected in mirroring panels along the sidewalk.
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On Oct. 11, 2023, a new memorial was unveiled at the site of the 1911 fire. A cadre of young Jewish women helped push for change in the wake of the tragedy.
Cable locks can help prevent against accidental shootings.
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Fatalities from gun homicides, suicides and accidents are all up for Americans ages 18 and under.
Des soldats israéliens passent devant un véhicule médical militaire le 10 octobre 2023 à Kfar Aza, un kibboutz où des militants du Hamas ont massacré de nombreux civils.
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Les capacités de renseignement d’Israël sont considérées parmi les meilleures au monde, mais contrairement aux États-Unis, il n’existe pas d’organisation centrale coordonnant tous les renseignements.
Israeli soldiers move past a military medical vehicle on Oct. 10, 2023, at Kfar Aza, a kibbutz where Hamas militants killed Israelis days before.
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Israel’s intelligence capacities are considered some of the best in the world – but unlike the US, it does not have a central organization coordinating all intelligence.
Blocking viruses from replicating their RNA is one way antivirals work.
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The human body has been making antivirals for eons, long before scientists did. A protein in your cells called viperin produces molecules that work similarly to the COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir.
This safety net program helps infants, toddlers and their moms eat right.
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Funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children quickly halts during government shutdowns.
Supporters of web designer Lorie Smith, the owner of 303 Creative, demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2022.
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Using the rhetoric of the First Amendment, a string of US Supreme Court cases has allowed members of some religious groups to limit the freedoms of other Americans.
Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh.
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The collapse of the self-proclaimed republic ushers in a new reality in the South Caucasus. For Armenia, the first concern is how to accommodate the needs of 100,000-plus refugees.
Extreme rainfall in the Himalayas caused extensive damage in 2022 and 2023.
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There’s a rule of thumb that rainfall intensity increases by about 7% per degree Celsius as temperatures rise. But the increase is much higher in the mountains, scientists found.
President Yoweri Museveni salutes the army during the 25th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Army in 2005.
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The founding story of Museveni’s government remains persuasive for a great many people 37 years later.
Burlington, en el estado de Vermont, suele considerarse un “paraíso climático”, pero las zonas circundantes se inundaron durante las tormentas extremas de julio de 2023.
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Incluso los “paraísos climáticos” se enfrentan a un futuro más arriesgado, y las infraestructuras a menudo no se construyen para hacer frente al cambio climático.
Burlington, Vt., is often named as a ‘climate haven,’ but surrounding areas flooded during extreme storms in July 2023.
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Even ‘climate havens’ face a riskier future, and infrastructure often isn’t built to handle climate change. But there are steps cities can take to prepare.
A federal policy could reduce instances of conflict between people and carnivores, like coyotes.
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Setting guidelines for human coexistence with carnivores usually falls to local community leaders. An expert explains why the federal government should step in.
A Russian peacekeeper guards the Lachin corridor.
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The 120,000 residents of the disputed region are being deprived of food and medicines after a crucial link to Armenia was cut off by Azerbaijan.
A ferry arrives at Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac, Michigan’s largest tourist draw.
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A pipeline that has carried Canadian oil and gas across Wisconsin and Michigan for 70 years has become a symbol of fossil fuel politics and a test of local regulatory power.
Hip-hop culture spread quickly – to places like London, seen here in 1984.
On Aug. 11, 1973, a block party in the Bronx spawned a genre that would go on to influence nearly all aspects of US culture – and the music, fashion and art of countries around the world.
Artist AbdulAlim U-K (Aikin Karr) combines the fractal structure of traditional African architecture with emerging technologies in computer graphics.
By bridging culture and computation, heritage algorithms challenge the myth of ‘primitive cultures’ and forge a new understanding of science and art.
Nearly a dozen states have enacted these policies so far.
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The law changed older adults’ caregiving behavior because their children became more able to take paid time off work to care for their own newborns.
The popular phrase ‘knowledge of self’ – invoked by numerous rappers who adhere to Islam – is nearly a millennium old.
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A scholar explains how a concept that appeared in Nation of Islam literature nearly a century ago essentially defines hip-hop’s consciousness today.
This image of actin filaments in a cell was taken using a type of superresolution microscopy.
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Superresolution microscopy allowed researchers to view cells at the molecular level. Improvements on the technique can help study the building blocks of complex cell processes over time.