Why do nuclear plants produce radioactive water – and what happens when that water gets into the ocean?
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces an investigation over an alleged pattern of sexually harassing and intimidating women employees.
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Men accused of sexual harassment, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, often refer to their accomplishments in their responses. Their power is their defense, and it blinds them to their victims' suffering.
A different type of protest comes to the Capitol.
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Even though a House majority voted to impeach, President Trump, the process will likely not be finished before he's left office. A philosopher argues why the impeachment is an important moral action.
People’s names are an integral part of their identity, so it’s important to ensure that they are handled correctly.
Mishandling someone's name can lead to social exclusion and unbalanced power dynamics. Putting in the work to get names right reflects a dedication to inclusivity and respect for other cultures.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with reporters, July 30, 2020.
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How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
Nigerian women use nudity to turn traditional ideas of protest on their heads.
Nigerian women have successfully used their naked bodies as an instrument of power, rather than shame, to protest injustice.
Electric vehicles are still relatively expensive but a trial to help them power the national grid in times of need could see owners being paid. That could make them a lot more attractive.
‘Jacob’s Dream’ by Salvador Rosa (c. 1665).
We want to be whitelisted and not blacklisted for jobs. White lies make stretching the truth okay, but you don't want to receive a black mark on your record.
The transformation of the national electricity market has “progressed at a remarkable pace and scale” over the last year as it moves towards renewables, but security remains a critical issue.
Power is linked to selfishness.
Power cuts continued to plague some African countries.
There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016.
A main street of a poor neighbourhood in Cape Town during recent power cuts.
It's not clear whether South Africa's president can coordinate his ministers in a way that provides clarity about dealing with the country's energy crisis.
Kyle MacLachlan as Jeffrey Beaumont in David Lynch’s cult classic film ‘Blue Velvet.’
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The famous director is receiving an honorary Oscar, and the timing couldn't be more appropriate.
Michel Foucault argued that surveillance, such as CCTV, is used to enforce social norms.
Michel Foucault was one of the most famous thinkers of the late 20th century, achieving celebrity-like status before his death. His theories about power and social change continue to resonate.
The laws of physics are on display at the Daytona International Speedway.
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High speeds, the threat of dangerous crashes, the excitement of the crowd – and the laws of physics on full display. A physicist explains the science of NASCAR.
The creation of the Home Affairs department means that complex and sometimes competing security and law enforcement priorities now have a strategic policy home.
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Similar concerns were raised 40 years ago when the Department of Defence was formed, but the decision to merge several agencies is now held up for its strategic vision.
Electricity happens when electrons move from one atom to another.
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As China's challenges mount, can Xi Jinping continue to maintain economic growth and social stability without losing the party’s absolute political control?
It’s almost impossible for users to detect which information is being collected, who’s collecting it and what they do with it.
How did we become so submissive to a condition of constant surveillance that – except in spy movies or paranoid delusions – would have been considered preposterous a few decades ago?
Keeping South Africa’s lights on will come at a cost.
Eskom, South Africa's power utility will be unbundled and receive financial support from national treasury. These are the next steps.