Human oocyte in vitro fertilization.
Medical tourism for assisted reproductive technologies raises a host of legal and ethical questions.
The way you talk to your baby makes a difference.
Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
When should you let your gifted child skip grades?
Children image via www.shutterstock.com
About two out of seven children are likely bored in their classrooms, as they aren't learning much that is new. Should these children skip grades? What's the evidence on grade-skipping?
Race and perceived beauty are closely intertwined.
'Faces' via www.shutterstock.com
A sociologist wanted to know how simply self-identifying as 'multiracial' – regardless of how you actually looked – would influence your attractiveness.
In Wells Fargo’s case, a discussion often wasn’t required.
Wells Fargo via www.shutterstock.com
Regulators fined Wells Fargo US$185 million for fraudulently opening up more than two million fake deposit and credit card accounts. Will the victims get their pound of flesh from those responsible?
Women line the Atlantic City boardwalk to protest the 1968 Miss America pageant.
Feminist Theories & Art Practices
For decades, the Miss America pageant had excluded minorities while celebrating a very narrow definition of womanhood. Then two separate protests – a women's liberation picket and the lesser-known Miss Black America pageant – said 'enough is enough.'
How can this robot know where to move safely, and where it will collide with something else?
Using a technique inspired by how human brains operate, researchers have found a way to help robots move more smoothly and more quickly.
What’s the impact of violence on screen?
Donnie Ray Jones
Witnessing violence harms all children, even if it only on screen. However, for gifted children the impact could be more severe.
Drilling on a farm in North Dakota, site of a huge economic upswing from the oil and gas industry.
The boom in oil and gas development has brought new revenues to many communities in the U.S., but rural areas in particular have struggled to handle the rapid downturn in prices.
Woman at wreckage of deadly car bomb in Baghdad.
Obama's military strategy in Iraq and Syria hasn't defeated the Islamic State, but it isn't a total failure either. A retired major general and law professor looks at the successes and shortcomings.
Universities expose students to difference, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn from others.
Universities have an important role to play in developing students’ ability to engage successfully across different cultures and experiences.
Who’s in charge once your biological material is out of your body?
Next-generation genomic research depends on study participants sharing their biological materials with scientists. But concerns over how that information is protected may hold some people back.
What makes gifted kids from advantaged families get ahead?
America's low-income but high-achieving kids fail to find the necessary resources, and consequently fall behind. This has huge implications for innovation as well as the GDP.
Honor Guard standing outside the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2015.
A retired major general and judge advocate considers the legalities of Trump's bombastic anti-ISIS talk.
Does gender make a difference on a jury?
Jury trial via www.shutterstock.com
Do women in the Oval Office or the courtroom make a genuine difference? Research from English juries suggest they do.
If the U.S. moved to electric vehicles, there would be a substantial cut in air pollution – and health benefits to go with it.
Global warming is often seen as a problem for future generations, but focusing on the immediate – and substantial – health benefits of clean energy can change public perception of climate change.
Ice Bucket challenge: for you or the cause?
Effective altruists say you should make the greatest difference – here's a better way to get people giving.
Being too clean isn't what's making us sick. It's the loss of biodiversity in the bacteria and organisms that live in our bodies and work with the immune system.
Legal or illegal, the US is awash in guns.
Though the perpetrators of the mass shooting in California appear to have acquired their guns legally, the vast majority used in violent crimes are obtained illegally.
A memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez one of nine crime scenes in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California in 2014.
America’s gun violence problem actually is producing policy reform. It's just that most of this activity is happening on the state level and has received little attention in the national media.