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Labour laws fail to protect India's children

It has been 25 years since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child outlined universal child labour laws.<p>However, there are still millions of children worldwide who do not have basic rights and are compelled to work to make ends meet.<p>India is home to close to 13 million child labourers under …

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

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Racism and the founding of the GOP: Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the real history of the Republican Party

Republicans hide behind “the party of Lincoln” to deflect racism charges. The party’s history is more complicated<p><i>Founding the Republican Party</i><p>The political party that grew from these concerns over slavery was the Republican Party. In turn, it nourished and carried forward the public’s anti-slavery …

The never-ending conundrums of classical physics

Even today, scientists still try to solve sprinkler brain teasers from the 19th century.<p>During its teenage and young adult years—what is now referred …

Global Problems Call for Global Solutions

Sometimes, amid the heated political debate about what should done by the U.S. government in world affairs, a proposal cuts through the TV babble of the supposed experts with a clear, useful suggestion.<p>That proposal came on August 17, when Pope Francis told journalists how he thought the world …

How Much of What You Believe Is Actually True?

Morning sunlight washes the Ganges in rose-infused haze. We row away from the bank, our wooden boat under the expert guidance of an elderly man as small as a 10-year old. Half naked pilgrims bathe at the famous gnats, bloated cow carcasses float by and the ever-present smell of curry and garlic, …

Thinking at Harvard: What Is the Future of Learning?

<b>What is the future of learning?</b><p>It is a question that can intrigue, excite and be discussed on many levels and platforms.<p>From an academic standpoint, one may ask, whose future of learning? What context, in which continent, country and city? Is there any past research available and why is this …