When Frank Conrad broadcast the results of the 1920 presidential election, he had no idea that politics would be forever transformed.
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For centuries, people largely read politicians' words. But with the advent of radio, the ability of politicians to engage and entertain became crucial components of their candidacies.
Black licorice gets its distinctive flavor from licorice root.
Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Research show comfort levels, value perceptions and motivations when it comes to m-commerce differ depending on whether consumers live in developed or developing countries.
New research on mobile commerce shopping habits in nine countries contains some valuable insights for m-commerce managers and how they can attract new customers.
People see bias in the stories that favor the other party, but they tend not to see bias in stories favoring their own party.
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Charges of media bias are nothing new, though they've gotten louder since 2016, led by President Trump. But a press free to take a variety of viewpoints was the founders' intention.
Mothers are more likely to take care of the kids while fathers get to do their jobs.
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Women suddenly saddled with increased caregiving duties – whether for children or elderly parents – have been forced to reduce their hours, which hurts their careers and lifetime earnings.
A man carrying a club is seen as the Proud Boys, a right-wing pro-Trump group, gather with their allies in a rally against left-wing Antifa in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 26, 2020.
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Are the conditions ripe in the US for violence before, during or after the presidential election?
Assigning roommates in college doesn’t lead students to have more diverse circles of friends.
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Colleges should let students of color choose their own roommates to make a more supportive environment, says a researcher who looked at student housing policies.
Trump supporters fight Black Lives Matter protestors at an anti-racism rally in Tujunga, California, Aug. 14, 2020.
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Americans are mad – fist-fighting, protesting mad. And that's just how politicians want voters in election season. But the popular anger stoked by candidates doesn't just dissipate after the campaign.
Doing a job to help other people can give greater meaning to work.
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The philosopher Simone Weil offers an illuminating perspective for our work life.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris.
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Indian Americans constitute a mere 1.5% of the population, but their impact on American politics can be disproportionate, a political scientist argues.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (L) poses for a photo at a Moscow rally in support of political prisoners on September 29, 2019.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, gravely ill from a suspected poisoning, brought a new type of opposition to Russia in tune with popular concerns and aimed at finding common ground.
Rice University will hold some classes in outdoor tents this fall.
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Holding classes inside college classrooms puts students and faculty members at risk. A handful of colleges and universities are finding innovative ways to hold classes outdoors.
A Czech-born goaltender for a Canadian hockey team wears a jersey recalling the 1864 burning of Atlanta, Georgia.
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A 21st-century hockey team is connected with Gen. Sherman's Atlanta campaign and the destructive journey to Savannah.
The COVID-19 recession has made it harder for many Americans to pay their energy bills.
Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.
At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, a delegate holds up a copy of the Democratic Party Platform.
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Party platforms are a vital clue about which groups hold real power in the two major national parties, and can help predict what the government will actually do.
Rosalind Franklin at age 25.
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Franklin was born a century ago, and her X-ray crystallography work crucially contributed to determining the structure of DNA.
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Al-Quran menyatakan "kulit putih tidak lebih unggul dari kulit hitam, dan kulit hitam tidak lebih unggul dari kulit putih."
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a polling station to cast his ballot in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in Moscow on July 1, 2020.
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The recent vote in Russia supporting Vladimir Putin's constitutional reforms was pure theater and obscures growing friction between state and society.
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Idir’s songs gave Kabyles a sense that their culture counted: that their customs and traditions could form a part of a modern Algerian nation.
Muslims of all backgrounds pray during the 2019 Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
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The Quran recognizes 'no superiority of a white person over a black person.' That notion, radical in 7th-century Arab society of slavery and tribal divides – remains unrealized 1,400 years later.