Another U.S. bank bit the dust.
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The cause of banking crises since the debacle in the 1980s remains unchanged. Incentives encourage executives to take excessive risks, with few consequences if bets turn bad. It’s happening again.
Voting at home by mail can be very convenient – and safe from concerns about COVID-19.
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Voting by mail is safe from fraud and manipulation, is backed by people across the political spectrum and can be more convenient for many voters.
You don’t really need to remember what you ordered at the bakery a couple weeks ago.
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Errors don’t necessarily mean your mind is faulty. They may actually be a sign of a cognitive system with limited capacity working efficiently.
Saat ini, semakin banyak orang yang menjadi kreator konten. Namun, banyak konten yang diunggah justru kontroversial dan memicu polemik sosial.
Semakin banyak orang kini menjadi kreator konten. Namun, banyak konten yang diunggah justru kontroversial dan memicu polemik sosial. Konsep “kewarganegaraan digital” dalam berkarya bisa jadi solusi.
Scientists have been studying lunar samples brought back from Apollo missions to understand the geologic history of the Moon.
Without a magnetic field, the Moon’s surface is exposed to solar wind. These could have been depositing resources like water and potential rocket fuel on the Moon’s surface for billions of years.
Not everyone who votes at home gets to do so in complete privacy.
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Voting at home is safe from fraud and disease, but gives up a key advantage of in-person voting at official polling places: a secure, safe environment where everyone can cast their ballot secretly.
The crests (bright) and troughs (dark) of waves spread out after they were produced. The picture applies to both light and sound waves.
Most people are familiar with lasers. But what about a laser made with sound rather than light? A couple of physicists have now created one that they plan to use for measuring imperceivable forces.
A silica sphere with a radius of 50 nanometers is trapped levitating in a beam of light.
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The discovery and development of optical tweezers won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics. Now physicists are using this tool to crack some of the fundamental questions behind how the universe works.
Americans have long differed over whether patriotism should be pushed in their nation’s schools.
As debates over protests during the national anthem continue to rage, two scholars examine how legal and moral battles over the merits of patriotism in public schools have been playing out for years.
Is this a face or a building?
Building features can be analyzed in the same way that facial recognition software works, revealing previously hidden elements of history.
What’s north would become south.
Are we headed to a magnetic reversal and all the global disruption that would bring? Enter archaeomagnetism. A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides some clues.
Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, grabs a photographer’s lens at his home.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s father has denounced homosexuality, while many say Mateen secretly grappled with his own sexuality. Here’s what the research says on the relationship between parents’ attitudes, being closeted and being homophobic.
The Sykes-Picot Agreement was the result of secret deliberations between British civil servant Mark Sykes and French diplomat François Georges-Picot.
The Sykes-Picot Agreement created the modern Middle East. It represents one of the first installments in a long line of modern European – and subsequent American – meddling in the region.
Parade militaire à Raqqa, dans le nord de la Syrie, en 2014.
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La capacité de la religion à ne pas s’embarrasser de nuances entre « fidèles » et « infidèles », ou entre le « bien » et le « mal », en fait une idéologie redoutable aux mains de démagogues.
Islam is a rich and varied religion.
Since Islam is predicated on law, variations in the interpretation of that law – along with geography and distinct legal schools – have all contributed to differences in the religion.
Islamic State fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province.
Despite what we’re told, religion isn’t inherently peaceful. People kill in the name of their religion, just as they love in its name.
Could MOOCs transform higher ed?
A scholar who has taught 250,000 students worldwide through the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reflects on the changes that these courses are bringing. Should all those in higher ed be worried?
Is Black Friday already a relic?
‘Christmas creep’ is pushing the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier. Has Black Friday – its traditional start – lost its luster?
The Byrds in 1965.
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Fifty years ago, in the first half of 1965, the British invasion was officially under way – at least, in music. It seemed like all the biggest hits on the American pop charts came from British bands. Ever…
Stopping the summer slide through books.
Want to stop kids from sliding academically over the summer? Why not trust them to make their own reading choices?