Allison Davis, circa 1965.
Courtesy of the Davis family.
His landmark contributions to anthropology have faded from memory, despite real-world policy impact during the mid-20th century.
Après l’élection de Trump, le roman paru en 1949 connaît un regain d’intérêt spectaculaire. Pour autant, l’Amérique d’aujourd’hui n’est pas comparable au monde dystopique imaginé par Orwell.
The best selling book on Amazon is '1984' – which was originally published in 1949. A historian from Case Western Reserve University considers how the novel resonates with today's reality.
Protesters and police officers in downtown Los Angeles, Nov. 12, 2016.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
An electroconvulsive therapy machine is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London in 2012.
Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective. Few medical treatments have such disparate images.
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In a complex media environment, it's become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump's lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
The Capitol Building as seen in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Trump's pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare already has weakened the health insurance market and likely will weaken it more. The instability will be costly, in more ways than one.
Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany.
National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675 - 1958
In the 1920s and early 1930s, American journalists tended to put the ascendant fascists on a normal footing.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence on election night.
AP Photo/John Locher
Trump won't be the first president who's a Washington outsider. To push his agenda through congress, he'll need his establishment-friendly VP. Will Trump loosen the reins?
About one in four people regrets having tattoos.
Tattoos often seem like a good idea in the moment, but tattoo regret is common. There is good reason, not the least of which is infection.
Accepting grief is important for moving toward hope.
After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.
A forensic analyst in Houston removing evidence from a rape kit.
Evidence from rapes has often been backlogged for years, but renewed emphasis on processing these cases has led to surprising findings, including new information on serial rapists.
Rising marketplace premiums have led to calls for changes in the marketplace.
Double-digit premium increases are leading to an outcry that the Affordable Care Act is not working, yet parts of it are. Here’s what works, and ideas on how to fix what doesn't.
Kaine (L) and Pence, Oct. 4, 2016.
One in five vice presidents becomes president. So we had scholars watching Tuesday night. Here's what they heard.
Chair Janet Yellen acknowledges: It’s a tough call.
The Fed left interest rates unchanged but said improving economic data means it will likely lift them later this year. We asked two scholars – and ex-Fed officials – if it was the right call.
The author’s son, brushing his teeth for the camera.
Can taking a selfie as you brush your teeth help make you a better brusher? A small pilot study indicates it may. Most of us, as it turns out, are not very good brushers.
La recherche prouve que lorsque les adultes jouent à « faire semblant » avec les enfants, ils les aident à développer leur imagination.
President Obama greets a crowd in Milwaukee in March to promote his signature health care law.
Aetna's cutback in the ACA marketplace has raised concerns about the health of the health care law. Here's why stories of its demise may be greatly exaggerated.
Biohybrid sea slug, reporting for duty.
Dr. Andrew Horchler
To do the jobs "nuts-and-bolts" robots aren't good at, engineers are creating soft living machines powered by muscle cells.
A Sanders supporter plays the blame game.
Claiming you were cheated or betrayed is not the best way to deal with political defeat.