President Donald Trump holds up an executive order requiring colleges to certify that their policies support free speech as a condition of receiving federal research grants.
Though largely political and symbolic, the campus free speech order that President Trump issued matters because it ties millions of federal research dollars to how well colleges protect free speech.
Teacher license exams often fail to predict which teachers will be the best, research shows.
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Despite the known benefits of black students having black teachers, teacher license exams often stand in the way – even though they don't predict which teachers will be effective, a scholar says.
Dogs don’t need pot or CBD or other marijuana derivatives.
As marijuana and its derivatives are sold legally in more states, pets are getting into pot, accidentally. And some owners are intentionally giving them CBD. A vet explains the dangers.
Senegal developed a diplomatic tradition after gaining independence from France.
Senegal is important for Africa because it’s a country that shifts the narrative of the continent as an “arc of instability.”
Teachers, students and supporters rally in front of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., in February.
Teachers' unions often claim they are striking for better schools on behalf of students. A closer look at recent strikes suggests they are fighting for something else: membership.
How will each drug interact with the proteins in your body?
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
Teaching young people to analyze TV commercials will serve them well in other areas of life, researchers say.
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Thanks to the prevalence of technology, children are exposed to thousands of commercials a year. How can parents make their children more aware of how commercials influence what they think and do?
Children who have darker skin wait longer on average to leave foster care.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.
Pembingkaian “perang melawan sains” punya kecenderungan menjauhkan orang-orang dari dukungan sains.
Memakai pendekatan agresif dalam komunikasi sains berkemungkinan mengurangi kredibilitas ilmuwan di mata orang awam.
Who has a stronger immune system?
Women are more prone to immune-related diseases like allergies and irritable bowel syndrome. But this may be due to the fact that they have super-strong immune systems.
What does your phone know about you?
Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.
Doesn’t take much thought to tap in those ‘likes.’
After 15 years of Facebook, the ways brands use it for marketing and advertising have changed – right alongside the way people make decisions as they scroll through a never-ending feed of information.
Generating new entertainment data.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
Should privacy mean different things depending which side of the Atlantic you live on?
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo celebrate his likely return home.
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
Ongoing wildlife studies are one kind of federally funded research that’s sidelined during a shutdown.
Setting aside personal hardships for workers who don't see a paycheck during the shutdown, the research enterprise itself loses out, too. And unlike back pay, this lost time can never be made up.
How does the concept of science in the crosshairs affect opinions?
Researchers found that aggressive messaging and framing current events as a 'war on science' had different effects on how liberals and conservatives felt about scientists' credibility.
Les journalistes qui couvrent les opérations d’activistes environnementaux, comme ici en Birmanie, sont régulièrement menacés.
Couvrir les sujets environnementaux est l’un des exercices les plus périlleux du journalisme. Entre 2005 et 2016, 40?reporters y ont laissé la vie.
Hanging church courtyard tile mural showing holy family traveling.
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La paternidad ha cambiado mi forma de ver la relación entre Jesucristo y sus padres.
Medium-scale African farmers are relatively wealthy and influential.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.