One giant leap for soccerkind.
As the ball that Maradona’s fist helped on its way to the back of the net – with some divine help – goes up for auction, a scholar of soccer explains why that goal means so much.
Pesawat kecil lebih mudah untuk dialiri listrik, tetapi pesawat yang lebih besar tidak jauh tertinggal.
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Air Canada dan United Airlines telah memesan pesawat hibrida listrik dengan 30 kursi. Insinyur kedirgantaraan menjelaskan arah elektrifikasi, hidrogen, dan bahan bakar penerbangan berkelanjutan.
Elon Musk has said he intends to complete his purchase of Twitter after earlier trying to wriggle out of the deal.
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Completing the $44 billion deal, following six months of turmoil, may be the easy part.
For one, the writing may be on the wall too.
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People understand the world through the stories they are told and tell, a historian writes. In the case of the war in Ukraine, narratives can create problems.
Constraining drugs to a single function in the body may be limiting their full potential.
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Despite technological advancements, many challenges remain in getting a drug from lab to pharmacy shelf. Reframing what is a “medicine” could expand treatment options for researchers and patients.
Clinical guidelines can change when new research provides contradictory findings.
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How doctors care for their patients is highly influenced by clinical guidelines. Recommendations based on anecdotal experience or poor data can harm patients.
Hurricane Ian pounded western Cuba on Sept. 26, 2022, on its way to the Florida coast.
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For some people, the risks associated with leaving can seem more dangerous than the storm.
Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
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Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.
Judaism possesses an elaborate system that determines what foods Jews can eat and which ones can be eaten together.
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A historian of American Judaism explains how cookbooks across the 20th century have influenced and reflected the shifting tastes of American Jews.
Pickup trucks for sale at a Michigan dealership.
Electric cars are getting a lot of PR buzz, but automakers are still promoting – and many consumers are buying – vehicles that are major gas guzzlers.
Small planes are easier to electrify, but larger ones aren’t far behind.
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Air Canada and United Airlines both have orders for hybrid electric 30-seaters. An aerospace engineer explains where electrification, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels are headed.
The Lagos skyline.
A transcript of an episode of The Conversation Weekly published on September 15, 2022.
Windcatchers in Iran use natural air flow to keep buildings cool.
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A voter fills out his ballot at an early voting location in Massachusetts.
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The balance of US political power is at stake in the 2022 midterm elections. Voters have several ways to cast their ballots – and the majority of Americans are choosing one of them.
Liberator, failed reformer or architect of Soviet demise?
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Mikhail Gorbachev died at 91 on Aug. 30, 2022. A historian of the Soviet era assesses his impact and the consequences of his failed attempts to reform state socialism.
Flash flooding made a mess in Dallas in August 2022.
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Flood risks are rising as the climate warms. The risks are complex, as a levee or new roadway in one place can worsen flooding somewhere else.
An estimated 20 million people will see their balances drop to zero.
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Biden’s plan would provide up to $10,000 in relief for individuals who earn less than $125,000 a year, and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.
What we eat matters, and having just the right amount of essential nutrients is key to our overall health.
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Diets high in fat, sugar and processed foods are associated with higher calorie intake, poorer memory and lower cognitive function.
Un grupo de personas asiste a una exposición de equipos rusos destruidos por las fuerzas armadas de Ucrania, en Lviv, Ucrania, el 11 de agosto de 2022.
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Hay pocas ganas en ambos lados de llegar a una solución negociada. Pero en esta guerra de desgaste, el tiempo y el peso de la geografía y la población están del lado del agresor. Rusia puede sobrevivir a sus oponentes y a Occidente. Y la amenaza nuclear lo eclipsa todo.
Zhanna Dynaeva and Serhiy Dynaev stand with a cat inside their house, which was destroyed by Russian bombardment, in the village of Novoselivka, Ukraine, Aug. 13, 2022.
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An anthropologist explains how years of conflict have made Ukrainians reassess their priorities and relationships.