Friday never seems to come around fast enough at the office.
Office work feels draining for a reason. Your brain builds up toxic chemicals when you concentrate for a long time.
Rhesus macaques experience an aging process similar to people’s.
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Nonhuman primates like rhesus monkeys share certain characteristics with people that may make them better study subjects than mice for research on neurodegenerative diseases.
A student protest outside Makerere University’s Lumumba Hall in October, 2019, keeping true to a long-running tradition.
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Lumumba Hall residents are more generous and trust each other more than Livingstone Hall residents do.
Members of book clubs can impose rules through penalties.
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People penalized for violating a group’s shared rules could go on to disrupt its functioning, out of revenge. Two scholars suggest a way of imposing rules.
Who really is a psychopath?
Cartoon villains on TV crime shows obscure the huge social and personal costs of psychopathy, as well as the encouraging new science that can help treat it.
The vagina is a muscular tube that can maintain itself and be beneficial to babies.
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As it debunks old myths and uncovers previously ignored facts, science is finding that the vagina is both complex and busy.
Together with artifacts from the past, ancient DNA can fill in details about our ancient ancestors.
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A new study doubles the age of ancient DNA in sub-Saharan Africa, revealing how people moved, mingled and had children together over the last 50,000 years.
People wait in line to get their ballot to vote in the 2020 general election in Detroit, Michigan.
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As states devise new electoral district maps, some have adopted independent commissions to ensure fairness in that process. Do they deliver?
U.S. President Joe Biden and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry spoke at the announcement of the Global Methane Pledge.
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Of the big pledges so far at the UN climate conference, cutting methane could have the most immediate impact.
In some drought-stricken parts of the Southwest, water arrives by truck.
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Cities and farmers in the Southwest are resorting to unsustainable strategies to pull in more water. Iran has tried many of these strategies and shows how they can go wrong.
A painting depicting Francis Scott Key aboard the British ship HMS Tonnant viewing Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore on Sept. 14, 1814.
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Few people embody the contradictions of U.S. history like the author of the Star Spangled Banner, someone who denounced slavery as a moral wrong but rejected racial equality.
The archbishop’s willingness to listen to those of a different viewpoint and his staunch opposition to violence made him a pivotal figure in the end of Apartheid in South Africa.
Would you eat cultured meat?
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Plus, new research from Indonesia on the relationship between cigarette advertising near schools and children smoking.
The entrance to Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
‘Local, organic, sustainable’ are common buzzwords on US restaurant menus now, but it wasn’t always that way. Alice Waters and her restaurant, Chez Panisse, helped put them there.
China is closing old coal plants but still building new ones – at home and abroad.
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A report from top energy analysts warns that to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, investment in new unabated coal plant projects should stop now.
Today the shoreline of Lake Malawi is open, not forested the way it was before ancient humans started modifying the landscape.
Combining evidence from archaeology, geochronology and paleoenvironmental science, researchers identified how ancient humans by Lake Malawi were the first to substantially modify their environment.
The famine in Samaria was one of many depicted in the Bible.
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Famine was a constant threat during biblical times. The authors of the Old Testament used it to explain God’s wrath, but also as a narrative device.
Supporters of ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM - Party of the Revolution) drive with the party’s flag on their heads on a motorcycle.
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There may be significant limitations to the political reform that can be realised by new president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Scientists previously underestimated aquatic methane emissions. We must use this new information to stop methane derailing our attempts to stabilise the Earth’s temperature.
Hundreds of trees have been felled along Nairobi’s Uhuru and Waiyaki highways to make space for a new expressway.
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Nairobi harbours all the ingredients for zoonotic spillover to occur between animals and people, particularly in the most densely populated areas of the city.