Policemen keep a mob back as James Meredith, a Black student trying to enroll at the University of Mississippi, is driven away after being refused admittance to the all-white university in Oxford on Sept. 25, 1962.
What’s at stake when Americans lose faith in the legitimacy of the Supreme Court?
Women lack emotional support as working academics
The pandemic lockdown added a big teaching load; female academics also found themselves having to play more of a nurturing role.
Trees like these near Traverse City, Michigan, remove carbon dioxide from the air and lock it away.
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The Midwest had a lot of trees, but just a few species were responsible for the bulk of the carbon storage.
Science makes pleasure.
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New research found that consumers were less likely to buy a product associated with pleasure if marketers emphasized it was developed with science.
Trust in other people and in public institutions is one key predictor of happiness.
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Finland was recently ranked, for the fifth year in a row, as the world’s happiest country. Trust in others in society plays a large role in what makes people there – and elsewhere – happy.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (right) and first vice president Riek Machar.
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South Sudan wants to create a professional army from rival forces in under 12 months. It’s a lofty timeline that faces many challenges.
Views around opposition to abortion may be more complicated than what might appear on the surface.
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A sociologist found in her research that many Americans who are opposed to abortion may nonetheless be willing to support a friend or family member seeking one.
Russia’s indiscriminate war in Ukraine has caused a large-scale humanitarian crisis.
Instead of drawing on the lessons of its own negotiated settlement and its rich history of peace-making in Africa, Pretoria chose to appease Russia.
Russians in Moscow and elsewhere flocked to ATMs to withdraw cash, fearful that the ruble will plunge further due to Western sanctions.
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By working with allies, the Biden administration has been able to place severe sanctions on Russia – including targeting Putin’s inner circle and banning banks from SWIFT.
A woman searches through debris near where her Dawson Springs, Ky. home stood before a tornado flattened it in December 2021.
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The informality and the speed can be helpful in emergencies. But it’s hard to make sure that money raised in a hurry is used in accordance with what donors expect.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with U.S. President Joe Biden via videoconference on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
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The Biden administration has threatened severe sanctions if Russia were to invade Ukraine. An economic sanctions scholar explains why they probably won’t be effective.
President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani at the White House for a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on June 25, 2021.
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Academic research in conflict zones suggests Ghani’s resignation could actually be Afghanistan’s best chance at peace – but not under the conditions the Taliban is demanding.
The Australian wine industry has already been forced to adapt to the effects of climate change. It must reduce its carbon footprint – including emissions generated by wine tourists.
The pope is big news, and provides plenty of column inches in the US.
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An article that used geolocation data to place a priest at gay bars raises questions over journalistic ethics, and shines a light on the Catholic media landscape.
Some ancient theologians argued that the Israelites deserved a share of Egypt’s wealth after being enslaved for centuries.
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The biblical story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt is also a historical tale of reparations after enslavement.
Most countries closed their borders, at least partially, at some point last year. But the world is starting to reopen.
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Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
President Donald Trump has said he will name a Supreme Court nominee in the coming days.
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A quantitative analysis of potential nominees to the Supreme Court reveals that conservatives could get a real lock on the nation’s highest court.
Makoko neighbourhood in Lagos, initially founded as a fishing village.
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If we learn from COVID-19, there are three key areas to tackle to make cities safer from outbreaks of future infectious diseases.
Germs flushed down the drain can be detected at water treatment plants.
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Sewage surveillance is one technique that can alert authorities to the presence of a pathogen in the community. An environmental engineer explains the state of the science when it comes to SARS-CoV-2.
The former Trump aide and others allegedly misused funds donated to build a border wall.
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A nonprofit law expert explains the federal case against the former Trump adviser.