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All of the things you need to know now from the editors of TIME

    The Fight Over the Meaning of Equality

    The Fight Over the Meaning of Equality

    Those five famous words from the Declaration of Independence sound simple enough: all men are created equal. For nearly 250 years, the U.S. has leaned on that founding proposition. In theory, its meaning is clear. In practice, battles have raged—sometimes literally—over what it means, not just for American government but for American life in general.
    The false simplicity of the “self-evident” truth has led to divergent attitudes toward that fundamental proposition.

    • 4 min
    String Theorist Brian Greene Wants to Help You Understand the Cold, Cruel Universe

    String Theorist Brian Greene Wants to Help You Understand the Cold, Cruel Universe

    If you're feeling all dreamy about the universe, here's a pro tip: don't tell Brian Greene. That guy can chill your cosmic buzz fast. I recently swung by the office of the Columbia University theoretical physicist full of happy, giddy questions and came away pretty much empty. Is there such a thing as a natural moral order? I wondered. Not in this universe, there isn't. What about a purpose to the universe, then--the reason the whole 13.

    • 8 min
    Hotel in Canary Islands Quarantined After Coronavirus Case Confirmed

    Hotel in Canary Islands Quarantined After Coronavirus Case Confirmed

    A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries.

    In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have originated, the number of cases appears to be stabilizing, according to government figures.

    • 15 min
    How the New Emma Movie Updates the Relationship at Its Core

    How the New Emma Movie Updates the Relationship at Its Core

    Jane Austen's beloved 1815 classic Emma is saddled with some serious 19th-century baggage: namely, that the romance at its heart pairs the fresh-faced, 21-year-old titular protagonist with a gentleman 16 years her senior, with all the power imbalances attendant to both their age gap and the gender norms of the era. For the new movie adaptation (stylized as Emma.

    • 11 min
    Coronavirus Could Cost World $1 Trillion If It Becomes a Pandemic, Analysts Predict

    Coronavirus Could Cost World $1 Trillion If It Becomes a Pandemic, Analysts Predict

    The ghastly prospect that the coronavirus outbreak could become the first truly disruptive pandemic of the globalization era is renewing doubts over the stability of the world economy.

    With the death toll approaching 3,000, over 80,000 cases officially recorded and an outbreak in Italy now shutting down the richest chunk of its economy, some economists are beginning to war game what an untethered outbreak could mean for global growth.

    • 5 min
    We Tried to Find the Most Equal Place in America. It Got Complicated

    We Tried to Find the Most Equal Place in America. It Got Complicated

    For nearly 20 years, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia has been collecting data on the access—and lack thereof—that children in neighborhoods across the U.S. have to necessities like healthy food and a good education. She and her team at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., manage diversitydatakids.org, a data project designed to guide the high-level policy decisions that affect childhood and equality.

    • 6 min

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