Why did Turkey’s government go after academics soon after the coup?
A scholar who grew up in Turkey explains the important role Turkey's academics play and why, following the recent coup, the government went after them.
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We don't know much about fear during childbirth and its effects on outcomes for women and their newborns in the United States.
Jefferson County Sheriff Cadet Andrew Sevitts directs traffic as police stop drivers to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at a mobile Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoint in Golden, Colorado in 2008.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
C’est entendu : les femmes sont plus sujettes à la dépression que les hommes. Vraiment ? C’est en réalité plus compliqué que cela.
Protesters last week in Baton Rouge.
Recent tragedies have shown the depth of racism in society. As we ask ourselves how to move forward, we also need to ask how these events affect African-American children through vicarious racism.
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Thousands of people acquire infections while hospitalized. Many are caused by urinary catheters, a routine part of a hospital stay. But cutting back on their usage can lower infection rates.
Don’t touch that dough!
The FDA recently advised people not to eat raw cookie dough because raw flour with E. coli in it had sickened 38 people. Do we really have to forgo our favorites?
Would you donate to a biobank?
How much privacy are we willing to give up in the name of cutting-edge science? And do we care about the kinds of research that will be done with our donations?
The EU is fraying thanks to its puzzle of fiscal governance policies.
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The European Union faces a crisis of legitimacy, and its rules on fiscal governance are at the heart of it.
Riots in Harlem, 1964.
A historian examines what it means to value black life, then and now.
Apologies can help improve the feelings of someone hurt.
Research shows that even four-year-olds feel better after an apology and view people who apologize as nicer than those who don't.
A frequent call market may help prevent ‘flash crashes,’ like this one on May 6, 2010.
New research shines light on whether creating such a haven as a new type of exchange that slows trading down a bit could attract enough traders to be effective.
Not all online traffic is the same; should we treat it the same anyway?
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Not all internet traffic is the same. Despite the recent legal win for network neutrality, many questions remain.
Contrary to myth, sex is not good exercise.
Losing weight is hard enough to do without myths interfering in the process. Information based on evidence, not legend, is important. Doctors aren't enough. Friends, family, media need to be on board.
Opening up mobile apps' data to scholarly researchers.
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Companies are excellent at offering apps and services in exchange for users' data. This approach can also be a big boost to scholarly research.
Imam Syed Shafeeq Rahman of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce speaks with the media following a prayer for victims of the Orlando shooting.
Because Muslim Americans are an extreme 'outgroup,' they're all the more vulnerable to discrimination, especially in the wake of negative media coverage.
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Social stress is a main cause of depression, and women, in general, experience more stress than men. But new research suggests men may be more vulnerable to depression caused by stressful events.
Low cholesterol. Ka-ching! Glucose control. Ka-ching!
Pay-for-performance for doctors works brilliantly ... but only in theory.
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While many men want to seek treatment for 'low T,' a low level of testosterone is good when it comes to being a nurturing father. Here's why.
The court ruling will keep all internet traffic treated equally.
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If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on reaching a wide audience online, you should join in.