Tesla CEO Elon Musk, shown at an electric vehicle factory, called ESG ratings ‘a scam’ after an index dropped Tesla.
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Sustainable investing’s credibility took a hit when the S&P 500 ESG index dropped the electric vehicle-maker but kept the oil giant. The SEC is considering proposing new disclosure rules.
Pondering a shift in strategy on Taiwan? Possibly not.
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Biden’s suggestion that the US is prepared to intervene militarily if Taiwan was invaded was quickly walked back by White House officials.
Protestant Christians have been debating – and more often than not, supporting – modern contraceptives since they first appeared.
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Conservative Christians have cheered restrictions on some birth control. But many decades ago, Christian leaders’ support helped contraceptives become acceptable in the first place.
Ukrainians fleeing the war walk toward a train in Krakow to bring them to Berlin on March 15, 2022.
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Putin has a history of forcing civilians to migrate during a conflict, part of a broader strategy to overwhelm other countries with new refugees and destabilize their economies.
A 19th-century engraving shows a cleric doing an exorcism against an evil spirit.
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In the 1960s, the Catholic Church sought to downplay demonic possession, but its views since then have changed.
The mifepristone pill is one option for medication abortion that can be purchased online and used at home.
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Three experts answer questions about the effectiveness, safety and side effects of medication abortion.
Community health workers assist patients as they gather their medications and supplements to discuss them during remote visits with pharmacists.
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Studying medication use in a traumatized population of immigrants required pharmacists to listen to and learn from trusted community health workers.
Protons and neutrons in an atom’s nucleus can be arranged in different configurations, creating nuclear isomers.
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Nuclear isomers are rare versions of elements with properties that mystified physicists when first discovered. Isomers are now used in medicine and astronomy, and researchers are set to discover thousands more of them.
Reconstruction of the prehistoric
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The discovery of a unique 510 million-year-old fossil in a Pennsylvania churchyard offers new clues into how early life evolved on Earth.
Yes, worry about Twitter, but don’t worry whether there are hordes of spambots running rampant there.
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Elon Musk’s focus on the number of bots on Twitter, whether genuine or a distraction, does little to address the problems of misinformation and spam. A pair of social media experts explain why.
The Depp v. Heard trial provides a chance to shine a light on intimate partner violence.
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Intimate partner violence can take many forms – and it doesn’t always fit society’s stereotypes.
Vladimir Putin has written and spoken about how Ukrainians and Russians are ‘one people.’
Studies on Ukraine going as far back as the late 1990s and early 2000s showed that the country’s population was connecting less and less with Russia.
In Canada, the French and English languages generally peacefully coexist.
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It’s common for people to live near others who speak a different – but similar – language. But generally, they handle their differences without violence.
Where you’ve been and who you’ve interacted with are not difficult for governments and corporations to find out.
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Even a burner phone paid for with cash can reveal your identity and where you’ve been. A data privacy expert explains.
Burn injuries can lead to disfiguring and sometimes crippling scars.
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Skin grafts for severe burn injuries may require multiple operations over the course of a lifetime to address crippling scars.
Interior view of Polito’s Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, Westminster, London, 1812.
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Historians aren’t sure exactly when the first zoo was built, but it’s clear humans have kept exotic animals for thousands of years.
A better way?
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Performance reviews were always a challenge, but even more so in the age of hybrid work, when some employees are in the office more often than others.
The trial of Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin could be mirrored with similar war crimes prosecutions by Moscow.
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Holding war crimes trials during active hostilities is rare. Proceedings in Ukraine also open the risk of Russian show trials, argues a law of war expert.
An oil tank at Hungary’s Duna Refinery, which receives Russian crude oil through the Druzhba pipeline.
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Former Soviet bloc nations have reason to worry about an embargo on Russian oil, but Europeans are finally recognizing the true costs of their longstanding energy dependence on Russia.
Dancers Clara Desportes and Simon Lavenaire in Fort de France during Emancipation Day celebrations in 2016.
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After years of marginalization, the bèlè dance has been embraced by a growing community who see it as a form of social and spiritual healing.
Monkeypox causes lesions that resemble pus-filled blisters, which eventually scab over.
Monkeypox has been spreading in humans since as early as 1970. While most monkeypox infections are mild, some can be fatal.
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner before a WNBA game in 2015.
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At 6 feet, 8 inches tall, Brittney Griner has become an international basketball star. She is now locked up in a Russian prison after what US officials describe as “wrongfully detained.”
The greenhouse at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is the only source of fresh food during winter.
Scientists just grew plants in soil from the Moon, but Antarctica has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques for a future in space.
An online audience is reading the vampire novel for the first time, en masse.
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A newsletter sends out chronological snippets from the 125-year-old novel ‘Dracula.’ Fans on the internet go wild.
Many mass shooters show signs of distress before their attack.
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When young people plan a mass shooting, especially at a school, they typically reveal their plans in advance. Two scholars weigh in on whether the warning signs are being heeded in the right way.