Crowds gather to protest the coup in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
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Sudan has needed and will require compromise and principled political goodwill to realise a difficult transition from military rule.
UV light at most wavelengths can kill COVID–19.
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UV lights come in a variety of different wavelengths, but not all are equally effective at disinfection. Researchers tested a number of commercially available lights to find the best.
Death waits for no man – and pandemics drive the point home.
Pieter Brueghel the Elder: 'The Triumph of Death'
Halloween, with its mix of the macabre and the playful, provides a moment to reflect on how closely life and death are interwoven – especially in 2021.
Obesity intervention programs tend to focus on healthy food and physical activity. But is that enough?
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A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.
Students who take political science classes in college are more likely to be civically engaged.
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Taking just one political science class makes college students more likely to show up at the polls, two researchers find.
Satellite photo showing a river of moisture extending from Hawaii to Calfiornia, Oct. 24, 2021.
Earth’s biggest rivers are streams of warm water vapor in the atmosphere that can cause huge rain and snowfall over land. Climate change is making them longer, wetter and stronger.
A powerful explosion Oct. 8, 2021, in a mosque in northern Afghanistan left several dead.
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A scholar of Afghan affairs explains the religious affiliations of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan and why they may not share a common understanding of Islam.
Discuss with your doctor whether or not you need a booster – and if so, which vaccine will work best for you.
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As boosters are authorized for all three COVID-19 shots available in the US, the ability to swap out vaccine types looks to be a boon to the immune system.
As they grow older, girls increasingly see political leadership as a “man’s world.”
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As young children learn about politics and political figures, they internalize the idea that politics is a man’s world, which ultimately means political representation is heavily skewed toward men.
On average, two students in every U.S. classroom have ADHD.
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Even when the condition lasts a lifetime, there are behavioral treatments and prescription drugs that make it easier for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to thrive.
U.N. climate summits bring together representatives of almost every country.
A former UN adviser explains what happens at climate summits like COP26 and why people fear this one won’t meet its goals.
Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.
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Every cancer is different. Grouping cancer mutations by their structure and function could help make treatments more personalized.
Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.
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Menstruating women who sleep less than six hours a night suffer worse periods. But leading treatments for insomnia rarely look at menstrual health.
A firefighter checks homes after a mudslide that killed 23 people in Montecito, Calif., in 2018.
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Studies show climate change is raising the risk of cascading hazards that alone might not be extreme but add up to human disasters. Communities and government agencies aren’t prepared.
More than half of the top 250 U.S. colleges and universities offer legacy admissions.
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Elite universities have been giving special preference to children of prior graduates for more than a century. Has the time come for that practice to stop? A sociologist weighs in.
Protests against mandates and quarantines get the Founding Fathers’ ideas wrong.
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The Founding Fathers were unrelenting in their commitment to the idea that circumstances can arise that require public officials to take actions abridging individual freedoms.
Children and parents lined up for polio vaccines outside a Syracuse, New York school in 1961.
Public health experts know that schools are likely sites for the spread of disease, and laws tying school attendance to vaccination go back to the 1800s.
Reckless policies are to blame for Brazil’s high death toll.
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More than 600,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. A new report says the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro are responsible for around half.
In a tragic accident, Alec Baldwin has fatally fired a prop gun on a film set in America.
In an on-set accident, Alec Baldwin has fatally fired a prop gun. When using weapons on screen, safety must always be paramount.
Immigrant students worry that minor school infractions could lead to deportation.
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Researchers say educators told them that immigrant students are sometimes made to believe they will be deported. Why? One reason is educators didn’t want them to drag down their school’s test scores.