Place-making: a seasonal beach in Campus Martius Park, Detroit 2014.
Big ideas and big dollars have been invested in making 'memorable' places. Paradoxically, as similar solutions are adapted in diverse settings worldwide, this can lead to an uneasy new placelessness.
Young people can help reshape academic research, bringing new focus to different issues that matter to them.
Researchers and policy makers alike are missing out on a vital resource – young people themselves.
Baking offers some interesting insights into the state of the modern world.
Blockchain doesn’t magically make entries on a distributed ledger trustworthy.
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The blockchain just doesn’t do what most people seem to think it does.
Feelings about the EU come down to a sense of identity and the more you age, the more English you feel.
What does it mean to be an American?
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Just who do we think we are? A social psychologist from Cal Poly Pomona explains why our national identity will define the election, and our future.
Sure, it's got a flag and some bank notes – but the EU will need to do better if it's to compete with its members' strong, national design heritage.
Do you see the world as made up of nations? Are you a citizen of a city or a region? These questions could help you on June 23.
Britain has more in common with the people of Europe than politics.
Music has helped Europeans develop a better understanding of British culture than Brits will ever have of Europe.
A new person?
A newly registered trial aims to research reanimating brain dead people. But even if it works, it's not clear who the new person would be.
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Dressing like a Black Panther at the Super Bowl was always going to raise a few eyebrows – and that was the point.
Christiane Taubira has battled for years to prove her right to represent French people, so she couldn't stay silent when a controversial plan was hatched to strip some of their nationality.
Gender fluidity is becoming more mainstream.
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As genders blur, language is rapidly adapting. Look no further than the American Dialect Society’s 2015 Word of the Year.
The great potato cake/scallop/fritter divide.
Rosey Billington, Lauren Gawne, Kathleen Jepson, and Jill Vaughan 'Mapping words around Australia' (bit.ly/AusWordsMaps)
Australian's care so much about regional differences in words because it's a reflection on a person's identity.
Atlanta Hawks fans honor Kobe Bryant after the first quarter of a game on December 5 2015.
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There's a lot of focus on the physical and financial woes of former athletes. But players must also grapple with losing a core part of their identity.
A digitally integrated identity card with comprehensive security could simplify many transactions with government and business.
It's time to bring our digital identity up to date with other developed nations. That might even mean a unified digital identity card with top notch security and privacy protections.
The gender binary does not adequately describe the experience of people who identify as genderqueer.
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Germaine Greer's comments that "post-operative transgender men are not women" have provoked outcry from transgender activists. So let's have a meaningful discussion about gender, sex and the complex relationship between the two.
Nadiya the victorious.
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While viewers rejoice at Nadiya Hussain's victory, The Sun attacks the BBC for its politically correct agenda.
Fans cheer on the heavy metal band Motörhead.
Parents and politicians once feared heavy metal music would inspire devil worship, reckless sex and rampant drug use. A new study investigates what became of young metal fans.
Who am I? Better check the stats.
As social media slices and dices us into profile view rankings, numbers of likes and retweets, and follower engagement data, we constantly reflect on and recalibrate our digital selves.