A ‘ghost heart’ is a pig’s heart prepared so that it can be transplanted into people.
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Scientist Doris Taylor explains how she and her team are creating bioengineered human hearts in their lab with the goal of one day eliminating the need for heart transplants.
Particle physics has failed to find some of the evidence physicists were hoping for.
Our two best theories of nature, quantum mechanics and general relativity, are incompatible with each other in many ways – leaving physicists to dig deeper.
The Uphams Corner Food Forest in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood was built on a vacant lot.
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Food forests are urban oases that pack a lot into small spaces, including food production, local cooling and social connections.
Hurting a sibling is not the same thing as healthy rivalry.
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All brothers and sisters have tensions or disagreements from time to time as they jockey for position in the family. But when one sibling victimizes another, there can be serious and ongoing harms.
Keeping your eyes and ears open can keep you from falling for the antics of a dark personality.
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Narcissists, psychopaths and Machiavellians, oh my. These antagonistic personality types can make life hard for the people around them. Here are five tips for how to deal with them at work.
There are many environmental, social and governance principles worth considering.
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Many investors and corporations believe that accounting for the impact that businesses have on the environment, society as a whole and their own workforces benefits their bottom line.
Social Security makes it more likely the elderly have enough food.
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Higher Social Security benefits can significantly reduce the odds of an older person’s being food insecure.
Several offshore wind farms are planned for the U.S. Northeast.
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The regionalism that fuels the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is also found in U.S. attitudes about energy production, a new study shows. That could have repercussions for the renewable energy transition.
Mindfulness refers to a mental state of focusing on the present moment.
A brief daily practice of mindfulness meditation not only contributes to a better mood, but it also helps protect against the negative mental health impact of news about COVID-19.
The Second Amendment declares the importance of state-government authorized militias, like these National Guard troops guarding the California State Capitol building.
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A recent federal court ruling appeared to expand Second Amendment rights to private citizen militias, which a historian of early America explains is not what the founders intended.
When should the public be able to see what this camera captures?
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Nonwhites were less willing to wait for an internal investigation to wrap up before seeing the footage.
Les caméras portatives n'ont pas réussi à rendre les forces de l’ordre imputables parce que la diffusion des images est souvent refusée ou retardée.
Les recherches montrent que de nombreux partisans des caméras portatives minimisent la complexité de ces programmes et en exagèrent les avantages potentiels.
The impeachment trial of Warren Hastings in 1788.
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In the early 19th century, the British – who had invented impeachment centuries before – decided it no longer served its purpose. Instead, they found a more effective way to handle a bad leader.
Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
Il existe une longue histoire de liens entre les mouvements nationalistes blancs et l'armée américaine.
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Si la plupart des Américains sous-estiment la place qu’occupe le suprémacisme blanc dans l’armée, ils s’en inquiètent quand on leur en apporte la preuve.
There is a long history of links between white nationalist movements and the U.S. military.
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People typically underestimate how much white nationalism goes on in the military, but when they learn the truth, they’re concerned.
No one knows how widespread this problem is.
A scholar who researches this underreported criminal behavior recommends four steps to root it out.
California is implementing universal screenings for childhood trauma.
Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented for California students, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
The signing of the U.S. Constitution.
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The Framers of the Constitution knew their history, and sought to learn from it – and only to repeat the parts they liked.
Erik Brunetti had good reason to be optimistic after the court heard his case in April.
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The high court struck down a ban on trademarking ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ words and symbols. A trademark scholar explains why that’s a good thing.