Americans heard about atomic bombs long before one was actually built.
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News of the Hiroshima bombing spread quickly to the US public but, thanks to science fiction writers, atomic bombs were discussed more before the war began than during it.
Neo Tokyo – the setting of the popular anime film ‘Akira’ – is about to explode.
In the wake of the atomic bombs, a number of Japanese animators would question mankind's relationship with technology.
A visitor to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum views a photo of the aftermath of the 1945 bombing.
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What if there was another nuclear incident in the US? A disaster management scholar looks back at the history of nuclear events to assess the risk.
Stephen King famously called Jim Thompson’s Sheriff Lou Ford ‘the Great American Sociopath.’
The author's novels, famous for their bleakly sociopathic depiction of American culture, testify to the insanity and abusiveness that surround us.
Chinese universities have risen in prestige.
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A loss of Chinese students from the US – and the US$15 billion they spend on tuition – could have serious repercussions for American colleges and universities.
Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November?
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It's a myth that Black voters represent monolithic support for Democrats. A recent survey shows that young Black Americans in swing states have big reservations about Joe Biden, Democrats and voting.
During a protest, federal police officials stand inside a fence at the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, July 25, 2020.
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No one involved in local government wants to see federal law enforcement agents take over their policing. But a mayor who's also a legal scholar says there's history and precedent for it.
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.