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The decade we finally woke up to climate change

This decade, many people around the world woke up to a grim reality: Climate change is here, it’s happening now, and it could very easily get much, much worse. These 10 years were punctuated by a series of deadly, dramatic, devastating events. Hurricanes like Sandy, Maria, and Harvey fundamentally changed the communities they barreled into,…

Will the Equal Rights Amendment ever be ratified?

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” For nearly a century, those 24 words have been the subject of a longstanding battle to win women equal protection under the law. The proposed amendment is simple, but the fight…

December hot list: 5 essential experiences

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Harnessing AI’s power for better health

Using speech recognition to order rideshare trips with a smartphone app, filtering out spam, and conducting background checks are everyday examples of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at work. AI, which makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, is powering innovations that are transforming industries such as finance, manufacturing, retail, and transportation. While AI-powered self-driving…