Supporters of the National Resistance Movement celebrate.
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These appointments provoked debate in Uganda, reflecting both the constraints and the possibilities of women’s rights reform in an authoritarian country.
The big wildcard for sea level rise is Antarctica.
If emissions continue at their current pace, Antarctica will cross a threshold into runaway sea rise when today’s kids are raising families. Pulling CO2 out of the air later won't stop the ice loss.
Reveling in dislike can give us a modicum of control in a world that inundates us with content.
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Loudly proclaiming your dislikes isn't snobbery. There can be a power and poetry to putrescence.
Public service announcements, news articles and social media posts are all part of the coronavirus messaging landscape.
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During the pandemic, clear and reliable health communication can literally be a life-and-death issue. Researchers who focus on the science of science communication highlight strategies that work.
School lunch is a lot less fun during a pandemic.
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Students are spreading out when they eat and using more single-serve packaging. Future changes to school meals could be less visible.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli played the long political game.
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He came into office with a reputation for making broken systems work, but as he began his second presidential term John Magufuli became known as a ruthless and ambitious authoritarian.
Migrants pray at a March 2 demonstration at San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, to demand clearer U.S. migration policies.
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Research suggests that reminding Americans – Democrats and Republicans – of their family history creates empathy for immigrants and more favorable views toward immigration.
Benno Ndulu at a World Institute for Development Economics Research forum in Poland in 2013.
Ndulu has left big shoes to fill. Tanzania now has to focus on creating an environment where citizens with his foresight, ability, and expertise can thrive.
Students often cannot afford to take unpaid internships.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic making inequalities worse, has the time come to make sure all interns are paid?
Influencers and women without huge numbers of followers are more effective than others at debunking conspiracy theories on Chinese social media.
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The type and amount of misinformation closely tracks tensions in US-China relations. Effectively countering the misinformation comes down to who does the debunking.
In 1935 Aldo Leopold bought a depleted Wisconsin farm and restored it to prairie grassland.
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Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.
An activist is arrested after his van was stopped by Kenosha police Aug. 27, days after police shot a Kenosha man, Jacob Blake, seven times in the back, leaving him paralyzed.
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New research on Wisconsin’s changing demographics suggests that racial integration and political polarization were a combustible combination in Kenosha, where violence erupted in August.
An incoming student and family members tour the campus at California State University, Fullerton, in August.
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Researchers tracked over 1,600 community college students over five years to learn what helped them get into a four-year college once they completed their two-year degrees.
Reading material or preparing a speech?
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Trump uses more religious terms in his set-piece addresses than any other president in the last 100 years.
We enjoy and appreciate animals and are disturbed by violence against them. But we also perpetrate this violence, and that needs to change.
Are cats really to blame for the worldwide loss of biodiversity?
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Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
Benjamin William Mkapa speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2005.
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Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.
“Science” makes people think optimistically about the future.
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When you ask Americans what the word 'science' brings to mind, a majority respond 'hope.' Using this built-in brand can help communicate important science messages.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli attends a ceremony marking the country’s 58th independence anniversary in 2019.
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The president’s handling of the pandemic has been one of the more eccentric on the continent.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli waves as he attends a ceremony marking the country’s 58th independence anniversary in 2019.
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His COVID-19 response has thrown the negative aspects of his presidency into sharp relief.