Tu Youyou shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015.
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Discover the stories of five trailblazing women – Tharp, Nice, Tu, Noether and Wu – who worked in STEM during the 20th century.
A woman and child walk away from a damaged residential building in Kyiv, Ukraine, where a military shell allegedly hit on Feb. 25, 2022.
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Vladimir Putin has justified his invasion of Ukraine with baseless claims that Ukraine is committing genocide. It isn’t the first time a political leader has cried genocide for political means.
Ketanji Brown Jackson at her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as a nominee to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, on April 28, 2021.
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A constitutional law professor provides insight on what Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court, could mean for how that court works.
‘Abbott Elementary’ takes place in the Philadelphia school district.
In ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary,’ Philadelphia schoolteachers go above and beyond for their students – just like real-life urban schoolteachers do every day, says one scholar.
Wishing won’t be enough to make the pandemic history.
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None of our authors can see the future, but many do have expertise that offers insights about what’s reasonable to expect.
Students and teachers alike struggle with digital connectivity – but education is just one area in which technology matters.
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Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
If hope feels far-fetched this winter, you’re not alone.
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Five articles on the meanings of hope and how to think about resilience, healing and even joy in the midst of this winter’s bleakness.
Smart cities promise a shining future, but without deliberate efforts to include underserved communities they can worsen the digital divide.
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Smart cities’ focus on technology has made the digital divide worse, not better. The new infrastructure law could change that.
Not everyone is a fan of Turkey Day.
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From ‘turkey trot’ to ‘going cold turkey,’ the centerpiece to many Thanksgiving dinners has lent its name to many things. But it also borrowed its name from elsewhere.
Death waits for no man – and pandemics drive the point home.
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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.
What, more depressing news?
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Rachel Hadas says that despite the cascade of scary news, humans will adapt, as they always have – and provides evidence of that resilience in the literature she loves and teaches.
CEO Warren Buffett was surrounded by press and fans when he arrived at Berkshire Hathaway’s 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, in May 2019.
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The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.
For decades, Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood has been home to a mosaic of ethnic groups.
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Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.
Legislation pending in Congress would contribute to reforming how police conduct themselves – but there’s a limit to what federal legislation can do.
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While many in America are looking to Congress to pass police reform legislation, the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
Fire a set of high-power lasers at a tiny speck of hydrogen isotopes and you can initiate nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun.
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Scientists are working on ways to make lots of energy by converting matter into energy. The trick is keeping the process under control. One possibility is nuclear fusion – the Sun’s power source.
Discussing violence with children can be challenging for a parent.
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Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
About three out of every four paid Capitol Hill interns are white.
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Students of color are largely missing out on paid internships working for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, new research has found.
A woman reacts to the news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd.
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Scholars of policing, law, race and Minnesota history explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.
El sobrino de Floyd, Brandon Williams (centro), con el reverendo Al Sharpton (izquierda) fuera del tribunal en Minneapolis, Minnesota, antes de que comenzara el juicio por asesinato del oficial Derek Chauvin, el 29 de marzo de 2021.
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La muerte de Floyd, quien era negro, desencadenó una ola de protestas masivas contra el racismo en Estados Unidos. Este es un resumen de importantes investigaciones sobre la violencia policial.
Floyd’s nephew, Brandon Williams (center), with the Rev. Al Sharpton (left) outside the heavily guarded Hennepin County Government Center, in Minneapolis, Minn., before the murder trial of Officer Derek Chauvin began, March 29, 2021.
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Research on racism and policing in the US, explained by the experts who study it.