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What will the next decade bring in science?

In the last 10 years, we saw discoveries scientists had only dreamed of—from the precise genetic engineering allowed by a little molecule...

Two UChicago scholars to be honored by Modern Language Association

Driven by an immense pedagogical curiosity, Prof. Lauren Berlant has spent more than three decades studying, analyzing and writing about what sentimentality means in American...

Purdue alum slated to graduate with NASA’s latest astronaut class

Two years after being named a NASA astronaut candidate, a Purdue University alumna is preparing to drop “candidate” from her title.

Microbubble findings could reduce chemical, water use in food processing

Cleaning and sanitizing food processing equipment requires using chemicals and copious amounts of water for rinsing those chemicals away. It’s possible –...

Shattered Buddhist statues restored with help from the OI

Some of the earliest known statues depicting the Buddha have him in startling costume—draped in the lushly folded fabric of ancient Greece...

NASA’s TESS spacecraft discovers its first habitable planet, first world with two stars

Scientists from the University of Chicago and other institutions around the world have discovered multiple new interesting worlds beyond Earth—including its first...

OPINION

CNN: The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatness everyone keeps missing

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was barreling toward the climax of his greatest speech when he made a split-second decision that...

CNN: State media hailed Putin’s power shake-up. Moscow residents seem less enthused

Big government announcements in Russia are typically accompanied by simultaneous coverage on the nation's state-run TV channels.

BBC: Why Japan is so successful at returning lost property

Cultural norms, complex religious influences and friendly neighbourhood police officers make losing something in Japan no big deal. But does this tell...

CULTURE

ACT MONTHLY PUBLICATION, JANUARY 2020

VOLUME 12, NUMBER 139, JANUARY 2020

ANOUNCEMENT

ACT COLUMN

Before the development of finance technology, there was just one traditional online payment method, which was typing all the information on the...

NEWS

VOA: Student Debtor Forgiven $220,000 in School Loans

A judge in bankruptcy court has ruled in favor of a law school graduate who asked to have more than $220,000 in...

AP: Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine...

AP: US envoy say it’s his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he’s faced in his host country. His mustache,...

AP: Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by...

TRAVEL

The US dollar is the most widely used currency in the world. It is both the primary de facto global tender and...

WORK LIFE

Hideyuki can count on one hand the number of days he’s taken off work over the past year.

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What will the next decade bring in science?

In the last 10 years, we saw discoveries scientists had only dreamed of—from the precise genetic engineering allowed by a little molecule...

Two UChicago scholars to be honored by Modern Language Association

Driven by an immense pedagogical curiosity, Prof. Lauren Berlant has spent more than three decades studying, analyzing and writing about what sentimentality means in American...

Purdue alum slated to graduate with NASA’s latest astronaut class

Two years after being named a NASA astronaut candidate, a Purdue University alumna is preparing to drop “candidate” from her title.

Microbubble findings could reduce chemical, water use in food processing

Cleaning and sanitizing food processing equipment requires using chemicals and copious amounts of water for rinsing those chemicals away. It’s possible –...

VOA: Student Debtor Forgiven $220,000 in School Loans

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AP: Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

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CNN: The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatness everyone keeps missing

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AP: US envoy say it’s his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he’s faced in his host country. His mustache,...