Five generations of a slave family.
On Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, a historian dispels myths about the 'peculiar institution' of slavery.
Wednesday, June 21, is International Yoga Day. A scholar explains how yoga is being Christianized in different parts of the world. So, what then is real yoga?
In the work of many rappers today, the legacy of Tupac Shakur lives on.
Tupac's sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonized black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says he drinks five Cokes a day.
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There's an assumption that the poor eat more unhealthy fast food because it's relatively cheap, leading some governments to try limit their access. Two researchers tested that assumption.
Everything to everyone – or is the F-35 a big expense for not much benefit?
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The most expensive defense program in world history has yielded a multi-role fighter plane that is an inelegant jack-of-all-trades, but master of none.
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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India, the world's fourth-largest carbon emitter, long resisted calls to fight climate change. Now it is investing heavily in clean energy and expects to meet its Paris climate accord target early.
Mildred and Richard Loving in 1965.
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia for the crime of being married. The couple helped spark an effort to strike down laws against interracial marriage in the United States.
Multicultural friendships formed in college help develop students’ cultural agility.
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International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
It’s a crucial cog in the your ability to perform a variety of mental tasks.
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Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
Opening up data and materials helps with research transparency.
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Partly in response to the so-called 'reproducibility crisis' in science, researchers are embracing a set of practices that aim to make the whole endeavor more transparent, more reliable – and better.
Do people use the internet in ways that disadvantage nonwhites?
The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
A man fishing from a dock in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
Ninety percent of the protesters at the Women’s March on Washington voted for Hillary Clinton.
Who are those people out there marching on Washington, DC? Researchers at the University of Maryland did a survey to find out.
Anti-gun protestors rally in Washington, D.C. in July 2016.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland.
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The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.