Buddhist monks pass packs of water after their devotees donated water to a temple in Bangkok.
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Monks in Thailand are increasingly providing food and other essential items for laypeople – a reversal of traditional roles.
In a 1775 cartoon, a British cartoonist mocks how wealthy elites were compelled by ordinary Americans to respect trade and price regulations.
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Fears of great wealth and the need for economic equality go back to the country's origins.
For combustion to occur, oxygen must be present. Ammonium nitrate prills provide a much more concentrated supply of oxygen than the air around us.
Diversity and inclusion training is often ineffective and short-lived.
In response to anti-racism protests, many colleges plan to implement diversity training. Research shows it's a waste of time.
In healthy older people, loneliness has a pattern of stress response similar to that of people who are under chronic stress.
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The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
Devastation in central Beirut following the explosion on 4 August 2020.
The port, and surrounding neighbourhoods devastated by the explosion, are at the heart of Beirut.
The $600 federal jobless benefit expired on July 31.
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The $600 federal jobless benefit may be generous, but that doesn't mean is isn't what workers and the US economy need.
Pope Francis observes a minute of silence for the victims of Hiroshima at the city’s Peace Memorial Park.
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As Pope Francis becomes the first pontiff in the nuclear era to call for total disarmament, all of us – whether secular or religious – can engage through creative and proactive moral responsibility.
In Colorado, where there is a shortage of PPE, workers prepare to enter an N95 mask-cleaning machine.
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The toll of the pandemic has been worsened because of the shock to the global supply chain, which resulted in shortages of vital medical equipment. Could game theory help?
Critics have accused Mike Pompeo of sculpting policy out of his religious beliefs.
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A commission set up by the US Secretary of State says religious freedom and property rights should be elevated above other rights. It has prompted concern from faith-based and secular critics alike.
The US has taken on grand challenges that required complex coordination before, including Project Apollo.
A systems engineering expert applies the same method NASA's Project Apollo engineers used to offer a systematic approach to deciding on school reopening at a local level.
A marijuana trafficker practicing his aim in the Guajira, epicenter of Colombia’s first drug boom, in 1979.
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Step aside, Pablo Escobar. New research shows it was poor farmers who helped turn Colombia into the world's largest drug producer when they started growing and exporting pot in the 1970s.
Too much time screen time can lead to lower self-esteem.
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It's worth going out of your way to ensure that kids practice interacting with others and maintain their friendships.
Delegates after Donald Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
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Political conventions used to pick presidential nominees in private. Now the public picks the nominee and then the party has a big party at the convention, writes a scholar of US elections.
CRISPR/Cas is a tool for editing genes.
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A person dies of opioid overdose once every 13 minutes in the US. A researcher proposes a way using existing technology to remove the opioid target in people to prevent overdoses.
The 2018 Camp Fire north of Sacramento burned everything in its path: cars, power lines, and buildings – and contaminated local drinking water.
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Buildings aren't the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.
Demand for food aid has soared during the pandemic.
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The earned income tax credit lifts around 6 million of the working poor out of poverty every year, but with the economy hammered by COVID-19, many might not get the benefit they need.