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A lengthy spell in prison awaits the convicted sexual predator. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images via AFP

R. Kelly was aided by a network of complicity – common in workplace abuse – that enabled crimes to go on for decades

The former R&B star faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. The trial exposed the role of enablers within his inner circle, too.
L'attaquant de la Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, célèbre un but le 7 novembre 2018 durant un match de la Ligue des Champions.
L'international portugais est reconnu pour montrer régulièrement, lors des matchs, ses abdominaux parfaitement ciselés.
(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Abdos parfaits : d’où vient cette obsession des hommes ?

Les statues grecques, les guerres napoléoniennes et l’avènement de la photographie ont tous joué un rôle dans l’obsession des hommes pour des abdominaux parfaits.
The ideal male body didn’t always include chiseled abs. Chris von Wangenheim/Conde Nast via Getty Images

When men started to obsess over six-packs

Greek statues, the Napoleonic wars and the advent of photography all played a role.
A l'âge de 5 ans, plus de quatre enfants sur cinq pensent que le Père Noël existe vraiment. Image by Frauke Riether from Pixabay

Pourquoi les enfants croient-ils (ou pas) au Père Noël ?

Raconter aux enfants l’histoire du Père Noël revient-il à sous-estimer leurs compétences ? Et si cela leur permettait au contraire d’exercer leur esprit critique ?
As vice president, Joe Biden – seen here on left, in 2016 – had a working relationship with the Republican Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. Is that possible now? Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Foreign policy is Biden’s best bet for bipartisan action, experts say – but GOP is unlikely to join him on climate change

A survey of 800 foreign policy experts identified four international issues where Republicans and Democrats may actually cooperate to get something done – and one area of severe disagreement.
The airline industry has been cancelling routes because of the traffic drop-off during the pandemic. That has an impact on organ transplants. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

How the airline industry recovers from COVID-19 could determine who gets organ transplants

As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
What kind of ratings works best? Pixel Embargo/Shutterstock.com

Rating news sources can help limit the spread of misinformation

People think they’re good at detecting disinformation, but most people actually aren’t. A group of researchers searches for the best way to help users steer clear of online deception campaigns.

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