African Americans have worse health outcomes and die earlier than whites.
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The recent death of Elijah Cummings at age 68 underscores a disturbing statistic: black men die, on average, five years younger than white men. A study shows racism's effects on gene activity.
Visitors walk through Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s installation ‘Fireflies on the Water.’
Images of wildfires are powerful, but can make climate catastrophe seem like something spectacular and distant. So some artists are focusing on the plants and bugs in our immediate surroundings.
With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the Sun’s blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before.
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Although the rings of Saturn may look like a permanent fixture of the planet, they are ever-changing. New analyses of the rings reveal how and when they were made, from what and whether they'll last.
Is a bottle of morning milk at night the equivalent of turning on all the lights at bedtime?
Breast milk contains ingredients in concentrations that change over the course of the day. Researchers think milk is chrononutrition, carrying molecular messages to help set a baby's internal clock.
It’s true, research says.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That's a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
Mars should be the next destination for humankind.
Americans need a new multi-decade Moonshot that will inspire several generations to shoot for the stars and pursue careers in space engineering and exploration.
President Harry S Truman established the initial version of the National Intelligence Council.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.
Dalam aksi langsung ‘Aladdin,’ Mena Massoud membintangi Aladdin, sementara Will Smith berperan sebagai Jin.
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Walau 'Aladdin' 2019 adalah peningkatan besar dari versi 1992, ternyata ia masih mendaur ulang beberapa kiasan lama.
Most adults under 49 without kids must work 20 hours a week to get food stamps.
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When asked to donate money they had earned through participating in a study, average people tended to choose the less onerous requirements rather than big ones.
More than 40 lynchings have been documented in Maryland.
The first truth commission to research lynchings has been established in Maryland. It has the potential to educate the public about and support racial reconciliation. But it also faces obstacles.
In the live-action ‘Aladdin,’ Mena Massoud stars Aladdin, while Will Smith plays the Genie.
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While the 2019 'Aladdin' is a big improvement from the 1992 version, it still recycles some old tropes.
Droplets rising from the Champagne vent on the ocean floor in the Mariana Islands. Fluids venting from the site contain dissolved carbon dioxide.
NOAA Ocean Explorer
Thousands of years ago, carbon gases trapped on the seafloor escaped, causing drastic warming that helped end the last ice age. A scientist says climate change could cause this process to repeat.
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, one of the landmarks in Brunei. Brunei recently announced punishing gay sex by stoning offenders to death.
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Some Islamic nations, including Brunei, have harsh punishments under Sharia. In pre-modern times, Sharia was rarely used as criminal law, and standard of proof for any prosecution was very high.
Pedestrians in Tokyo pass a television screen broadcasting a report on May 4, 2019 that North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast.
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North Korea is a major military threat to the US and its Asian allies, but exactly how powerful are its nuclear weapons? An earth scientist explains why it's hard to answer this question.
Mexicans representing indigenous soldiers and the French army, re-enact the battle of Puebla during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexico City.
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The holiday honors a 19th-century battle between the French and the Mexican armies that, strangely enough, may have influenced the outcome of the US Civil War.
Following the recent revelations about sex abuse, many Christian communities are facing a crisis of trust.
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In the fourth century, Christian churches in North Africa faced a crisis of trust. A separate church of the Donatists emerged that lasted for centuries.
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay US$.4.69 billion in July, 2018 because it failed to warn customers that its baby powder contains asbestos.
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Asbestos litigation is the number one source of tort claims in the US, with many people decrying the filing of so many claims. But there's a reason the claims persist. Asbestos isn't going anywhere.
King of a technologically advanced country, Black Panther is a scientific genius.
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The film wowed critics and fans. But its hidden power may be black lead characters who are accomplished scientists – just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards.
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Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.