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    The curious case against Sci-Hub and Libgen

    A leading scientist argues that without Sci-Hub and Libgen, there would be a danger to the process of democratization of knowledge.

    What Gandhi can teach today’s protesters

    Almost a century ago, Mohandas K. Gandhi – commonly known by the honorific Mahatma, the great-souled one – emphasized nonviolent resistance in his campaign...

    Maria Montessori challenged and changed how kids are taught, and remains influential today

    One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One...

    Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her work still shines on her 100th birthday

    What do coal, viruses and DNA have in common? The structures of each – the predominant power source of the early 20th century, one...

    Mao’s China falsely claimed it had eradicated schistosomiasis – and it’s still celebrating that ‘success’ in propaganda today

    In early April, with much of the world under lockdown, China was already celebrating its purported victory in keeping the new coronavirus under control....

    How to fight Holocaust denial in social media – with the evidence of what really happened

    One in four American millennials believe the Holocaust was exaggerated or entirely made up, according to a recent national survey that sought to find...

    “Ranjit Guha was the first historian I met in flesh and blood who had a real enthusiasm for ideas”, says Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty

    In a thought-provoking conversation with The New Leam Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty has reflected on his intellectual journey, his engagement with the history of ideas, and his analysis of contemporary social reality.

    Don’t say goodbye to Zoom yet: most people want to get back to the office, but not for the full week

    As more and more good news about vaccines has come pouring in, Zoom has watched its shares tumble. Contrary to nervous markets, however, we...

    Exploring the Pivotal Role of the Head Teacher in Transforming the Lives of Children in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon Valley

    This case study presents the exemplary leadership of a head teacher who leveraged upon community support to transform the school infrastructure and learning environment of the Gadgaon primary government school.

    The American Struggle: Jacob Lawrence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Jacob Lawrence is among the most recognized and celebrated African American painters of the twentieth century and the piece takes us on an exploration of his magnificent works.

    Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

    The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for...

    Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis: What lies ahead could include a constitutional crisis over succession

    Since Donald Trump was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for COVID-19 treatment on Oct. 2, there have been conflicting messages about...