A boy plays cricket among smoke in Karachi. Deaths from air pollution across the globe will increase as climate change accelerates.
A new study suggests climate change will cause changes to patterns of ground-level ozone and smog – two deadly pollutants set to increase deaths by about 260,000 worldwide by the end of the century.
Sheen Ibrahim, Kurdish fighter from the People’s Protection Units (YPG), walks together with other YPG fighters in Raqqa, Syria, June 16, 2017.
The US is doing so with increasing frequency around the world – most recently with Kurdish fighters in Syria. A scholar explains what can go wrong, and why this approach is likely to continue.
Marine Le Pen.
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A new survey of French voters reveals a divide that predicts support for Le Pen. This same characteristic also explains Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
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An address that's normally a call for unity instead mirrored the rhetoric of his campaign: unfocused, contradictory and divisive.
Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan.
President-elect Trump sounded very different from candidate Trump.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong shows a notice of expulsion offered by Thai immigration.
Since the Thai military grabbed power in 2014, it's been widely accepted that the country has moved closer to China, forsaking its former position as a staunch political and economic ally of the West.
Profits from slavery funded education. Washington and Lee University campus.
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The slave trade was used to fund American universities. Scholars are looking to recover the lost stories of the enslaved humans who built some of America's oldest institutions.
Will campaigns’ data use help determine the election?
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The contrast between Trump's no-data approach and Clinton's analytics-heavy campaign offers an opportunity to evaluate the role, and usefulness, of data in political campaigns.
The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan signed a Declaration of Principles to move their countries closer to cooperation.
The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have shown some commitment to sharing the waters of the Nile. But hard negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are only beginning.
Scientists themselves may be the key to finding the right balance.
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The public loses when their only choices are inaccessible, impenetrable journal articles or overhyped click-bait about science. Scientists themselves need to step up and help bridge the divide.
Trump’s popularity reflects a broader cultural phenomenon.
Research from the University of Maryland suggests that 'Trump culture' is part of human culture, and has its roots in warfare, famine and natural disasters.
Is this an addiction?
Internet addiction has the same symptoms as any substance abuse disorder. Trying to stop its use can lead to moodiness or even depression.
African-American kids have strong storytelling skills.
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?
How can the US address its accreditation problem?
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Why are there problems with US academic accreditation, and what policies are needed to improve and assure academic quality?
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Go Set a Watchman was the most pre-ordered book in publisher HarperCollins’ history.
The novel's two main characters represent the constitutional conundrum that many Americans grappled with in the pre-civil rights era.
A detail of Arlington National Cemetery’s Confederate Memorial – unveiled in 1914 – depicts a black soldier fighting alongside his white master.
What message does it send when we remove symbols of an unsavory – but important – part of American history?
Sensationalized shark attacks skew the facts.
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Millions tune in to Shark Week each year, but many walk away with the wrong impressions.
People in Columbia, SC speak out.
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Does the Confederate flag tell African American citizens that they are inferior? And if so, does that violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?
Turtle development is affected by low oxygen in the nest, new research carried out in Costa Rica shows. And there are lessons for conservation globally.
Frustrated by having to keep up with false social norms?
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Think back to high school: everyone knew who was getting high or having sex or studying all day long, right? But what if we were all wrong?