Putting less emphasis on grades is essential.
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In order to keep students honest, research suggests that educators should focus on what's driving them to learn in the first place.
Most children don’t get severely ill from COVID-19, but they can still spread the virus.
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With a third of adults saying they likely won't get the vaccine, the US has a herd immunity math problem.
The lines between political fandom and sports fandom have blurred.
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Researchers find that the most devoted fans take their team's defeats personally and often blame losses on the refs or cheating. Sound familiar?
Democrats control both the White House and Congress for the first time in 10 years.
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Since 1953, the economy has only rarely been in recession when a Democrat was in the White House.
A laboratory technician wearing full personal protective equipment handles live samples taken from people tested for the coronavirus.
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The pandemic is placing strain not just on doctors and nurses but the medical laboratory professionals who conduct the billions of medical tests behind the scenes.
Young people’s attitudes toward alcohol have changed over the years.
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Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.
Exploring the unique capacities of online events, instead of trying to replicate in-person conventions, will yield the best results.
Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use COVID-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design.
Y-shaped proteins called antibodies are vital for attacking and destroying the virus.
Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic molecules manufactured in the lab. But do we need them if a vaccine is on its way?
Diwali is the most important festival for the South Asian community.
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Many Indian Americans will be celebrating the festival of Diwali this week. A scholar explains what this festival of lights means – especially in chaotic times.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks to supporters on Nov. 7 in Wilmington, Del.
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The US economy historically does better under Democratic presidents than Republicans, with far fewer months spent in recession
The Satanic Temple unveils a statue of Baphomet, a winged-goat creature, at a rally for the First Amendment in Little Rock, Arkansas, in August 2018.
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A group known as The Satanic Temple was started with the political goal of advocating for the value of church-state separation. This group is now challenging the traditional definition of religion.
Flavour, a popular Nigerian musician, can wear his dreadlocks in peace because they are seen as a temporary fashion statement.
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Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
A restaurant in Bishopville, S.C. markets the town’s association to the Lizard Man.
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Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.
J Cole at Etihad Stadium in 2014. Cole (aka ‘Therapist’) runs non-profit organisation Dreamville Foundation, and houses single mothers rent-free in his childhood home.
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Hip hop often gets a bad rap but for therapists and teachers it can be a transformative tool.
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The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
According to a recent poll, 45 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited the Earth.
Raphael Terra, 'UFO Sunset.'
Whether it's Hillary Clinton's courting the UFO vote or Donald Trump's lending credibility to various conspiracy theories, the "triumph of reason" seems to have gone by the wayside.
A photograph from The Sabbat Cycle’s Austin stop, where a screening of ‘The Witch’ was held, followed by a satanic ritual.
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What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
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The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
An exorcism being performed in Fafe, Portugal.
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The belief in demonic possession – often thought to be a relic of The Dark Ages and the Salem Witch Trials – remains surprisingly mainstream.