Chicago’s Washington-Wabash station opened in 2017 – the first new stop on the city’s elevated rail system in 20 years.
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Everyone likes getting something for nothing, but history shows why the math behind free public transit doesn’t add up.
Indianapolis debuted a bus rapid transit system with 60-foot articulated electric buses in 2019.
High-quality bus service is the fastest route to rapid, comprehensive public transit in the United States. This country was once a leader in bus transit, and with adequate funding, it could be again.
La nostalgie n'est pas une preuve de la façon dont les choses étaient autrefois.
L’enfance n’était pas plus « innocente » ou « naturelle » avant les technologies numériques ou la pandémie.
Feeling nostalgic isn’t proof of how things used to be.
Childhood wasn’t more ‘innocent’ or ‘natural’ before digital technologies or the pandemic.
When people have to pay for every bag of trash they throw out, they produce less waste.
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When governments want people to do less of something, one way to make that happen is to charge them for doing it. That’s the idea behind pay-as-you-throw waste policies.
About 1 in 3 homeowners across the Miami region live in condos, many with waterfront views.
Following the deadly collapse of a condo high-rise in Florida, a historian of this kind of housing explains how it offers a sense of community that many people seek.
La façon dont les enseignants se souviennent de leur enfance donne des indices importants sur leur capacité à identifier et à combattre les inégalités dans les écoles aujourd'hui.
Lorsque les enseignants utilisent leurs souvenirs pour examiner comment les écoles affectent les chances des enfants sur la base de leur identité sociale, ils imaginent une éducation plus équitable.
How teachers recall their childhoods carries important clues about how likely they are to name and challenge inequities in schools today.
When teachers use memories to examine how schools unequally affect children’s life choices and chances on the basis of social identity, they’re able to imagine more equitable education.
Humans evolved to communicate through eye contact.
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Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama uses social media as a way to reach constituents directly.
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New laws in Albania show one approach to dealing with disinformation – and highlight some pitfalls of selective regulation.
Black-and-white ruffed lemurs are important indicators of rainforest health.
New research shows that slowing deforestation is the most essential step for saving Madagascar’s lemurs, and can help protect them against the longer-term threat of climate change.
Puerto Ricans are increasingly fed up with austerity.
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A year after Congress passed its plan to fix Puerto Rico’s US$123 billion debt and pension crisis, little has changed for the lives of Puerto Ricans.
The cast of the film ‘Spotlight’ reacts after they won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards.
February 29, 2016
Kevin Hagopian, Penn State; Amberia Sargent, University of California, Los Angeles; Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve, University of Pennsylvania; Kellie Carter Jackson, Hunter College; Michael Mamp, Central Michigan University; Patti McCarthy, Whittier College, and Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware
From Chris Rock’s opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year’s Academy Awards.
Earth’s city lights.
NASA Visible Earth
Hundreds of cities worldwide have pledged to act against climate change. New York City’s experience rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy offers useful lessons about making urban areas more resilient.
A woman cries beside a truck carrying 136 coffins of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. They will be buried at the massacre memorial on July 11.
Twenty years after the mass killings of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Balkan War, Europeans still grapple with the legacy of genocide.
Self-identifying as black is anyone’s right, but the lies are what do the most damage.
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Blacks need allies, not avatars.
Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman took home four awards, including Best Picture.
February 23, 2015
Michael Green, Arizona State University; Catherine Liu, University of California, Irvine; Fabrizio Cilento, Messiah College; Kellie Carter Jackson, Hunter College; Marissa J. Moorman, Indiana University; Michele Schreiber, Emory University, and Stephen Benedict Dyson, University of Connecticut
Indies to the rescue, the quiet power of foreign language films, Gen-X’s crowning moment. All – and more – are covered by our experts, who weigh in on this year’s Oscars.