While flossing may not be fun, it is still good for you.
Millions smiled last week when it was reported that there's no evidence to support the flossing of teeth. A dentist sees it differently and suggests we continue the practice.
Society helps create our unconscious biases.
Research shows that even people who consciously reject sexism often subconsciously equate leadership with men.
Students walk in the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus in Los Angeles, September 18, 2009.
College students often believe that double standards exist in society, but not in their own minds.
Inmate at San Quentin.
New research from Vanderbilt University looks at the effects of mass incarceration on a little studied population: formerly imprisoned African-American men.
Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than heroin.
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Deaths from the powerful drug fentanyl, found in Prince's body after his death, are rising. Yes, it is dangerous, but it has allowed for the expansion of many types of surgery.
Is the end nigh?
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New rules may end up eliminating payday loans, one of the few credit options available to low-income Americans. Despite their high cost and potential for abuse, they can be beneficial.
Why do campuses have “free speech zones”?
Are speech codes and free-speech zones silencing speech on college and university campuses?
Dilma Rousseff Carnaval masks on a factory assembly line near Rio.
Brazil has a powerful and dominant national identity, which could be a casualty of the current political crisis. The author of an upcoming book on the subject considers the harm that's been done.
Are lax guns laws changing how people interact in the Show-Me State?
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Do guns change the ways that people engage with each other? A gun violence researcher went to Missouri to find out.
May 1968 students’ protest in Berlin.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
The casket of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is carried between rows of Supreme Court clerks.
Scalia's legacy as an activist against judicial activism will be long-lived.
Les étudiants noirs sont sous représentés dans les programmes pour surdoués.
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Deux étudiants – l’un noir et l’autre blanc – avec les mêmes résultats en maths et en lecture n’ont pas la même chance d’être identifiés comme surdoués.
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs?
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Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.
A voter drops off her election ballot at a drop box in Oregon.
Asian Americans are the wealthiest, best-educated and fastest-growing segment of voters in the US. They are also increasingly voting Democratic.
What motivates kids?
What role does a bit of recognition play for students?
We continue to believe – and file lawsuits presuming – that what we write in our emails is private. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Obama and Kerry discuss the Iran nuclear deal at the White House, September 10 2015.
With the Iran deal, Obama may be repeating a famous strategic misstep from World War II.
Entertainers or performers?
Academia suffers from a stunning lack of diversity. Only 6% of academics in higher education are black. What are some of the experiences of black faculty?
Completed in 2009, Citi Field is the home of the New York Mets – and part of a recent wave of new ballparks.
TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
What keeps workers going when the goal isn’t even in sight?
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What does it take to devote your life to a work goal with such a long time horizon you might never reach it in your lifetime?