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Pastor Silas Malafaia, second from left, prays alongside President Jair Bolsonaro, far left, at the Assembly of God Victory in Christ Church in Rio de Janeiro. AP Photo/Bruna Prado

Religion is shaping Brazil’s presidential election – but its evangelicals aren’t the same as America’s

Trump and Bolsonaro use religion in similar ways, but there are key differences between the two countries’ evangelical communities – and politics.
Researchers are working to tease apart how various alcohol types contribute to weight gain and disease risk. pixhook/E+ via Getty Images

Beer and spirits have more detrimental effects on the waistline and on cardiovascular disease risk than red or white wine

Research has been inconclusive on the degree to which drinking alcohol leads to the growth of harmful fat. But a new study suggests that beer and spirits are far bigger culprits than wine.
Rural students who grow up with strong ties to their schools are more likely to return to their hometowns after they graduate from college. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

3 things that influence college graduates from rural areas to return to their communities

While many students who grew up in rural communities leave for good after going off to college, some are returning to their rural roots. A scholar who studies education and small towns explains why.
Why have women lagged behind in finance, while their numbers grow in other professions? MoMo Productions/DigitalVision via Getty Images

How to reduce investing’s gender gap: try talking about ethics

Many factors influence women’s underrepresentation in investment careers. One that isn’t often discussed: their concerns about ethics.
A Bohemian waxwing eating mountain ash berries. Lisa Hupp, USFWS/Flickr

With fewer animals to spread their seeds, plants could have trouble adapting to climate change

Forests around the world will need to shift their ranges to adapt to climate change. But many trees and plants rely on animals to spread their seeds widely, and those partners are declining.
Health and well-being come in many forms, including finding solitude and connection with nature. Pheelings Media/iStock via Getty Images Plus

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired new health habits for these 4 scholars – here’s what they put into practice and why

The new year is a perfect time to adopt new health habits and routines. These four scholars reflect on the ways that they overcame the pandemic blues to get fit.
In the U.S., people were placed into four groups for vaccine access. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

US vaccine rollout was close to optimal at reducing deaths and infections, according to a model comparing 17.5 million alternative approaches

With limited vaccines available in early 2021, the CDC had to decide which people received vaccines first. With the help of a supercomputer, researchers have shown that the CDC did an excellent job.

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