Fishing industry must do more to tackle human rights abuses – here's where to start

One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.

Chris Armstrong, Professor of Political Theory, University of Southampton • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

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Laughing is good for your mind and your body – here's what the research shows

Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.

Janet M. Gibson, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Grinnell College • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

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Taking the pulse of local politics

Asya Magazinnik finds disparate implementation of national policies in jurisdictions across the United States.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.

Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station

The four astronauts who left Earth on Monday have arrived at the 410-km orbiting outpost.

bbcnews
Nov. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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J-PAL North America announces partners through inaugural Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator

Incubator aims to identify the most effective strategies at reducing homelessness and promoting housing stability.

J-PAL North America • mit
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Nasa's giant SLS rocket: a guide

Nasa's huge next-generation rocket is undergoing tests ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.

bbcnews
Nov. 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Nasa's new 'megarocket' set for critical tests

The agency's Moon rocket is entering the final stages of testing ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.

bbcnews
Nov. 13, 2020 ~10 min

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