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There’s an interesting evolutionary benefit for some women if the consequences of casual sex are high. Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

What really drives anti-abortion beliefs? Research suggests it’s a matter of sexual strategies

Some reasons people oppose abortion seem to be at odds with other positions they hold. Evolutionary social science points to a surprising motivation for anti-abortion attitudes.
Though intolerance is still commonplace, young Americans are finding it less stigmatizing to openly identify as trans. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

A window into the number of trans teens living in America

A new study that breaks down the number of trans teens by state could give policymakers a better idea of how many kids will be affected by anti-trans legislation.
Words can have a powerful effect on people, even when they’re generated by an unthinking machine. iStock via Getty Images

Google’s powerful AI spotlights a human cognitive glitch: Mistaking fluent speech for fluent thought

Fluent expression is not always evidence of a mind at work, but the human brain is primed to believe so. A pair of cognitive linguistics experts explain why language is not a good test of sentience.
Homes overlook a forest in the wildland-urban interface in Arizona. Marius von Essen

The fastest population growth in the West’s wildland-urban interface is in areas most vulnerable to wildfires

A new study maps vegetation’s fire risk across the West and shows where population in the highest-risk areas from California to Texas is booming.
Little information is available to college students on stopping the spread of COVID-19 within an intimate relationship. DisobeyArt/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Why COVID-19 must be included in safer sex messaging on college campuses

Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.
Environmental, social and governance problems in a company’s supply chain can be hard for investors to track. KDP via Getty Images

ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry’s sustainability promises in doubt: Supply chains

Two supply chain experts see a major flaw in how ratings agencies measure companies’ environmental, social and governance performance.
Public spending aimed at reducing poverty can lead to deep reductions in child maltreatment and could improve overall child well-being. shih-wei/ E+ via Getty Images

State spending on anti-poverty programs could substantially reduce child abuse and neglect

Public investments in benefit programs could save tens of thousands of children from being victims of child abuse and have important later-life effects on child welfare and overall health.
In late 2016, people working and living in the embassy district of Havana, including at the U.S. Embassy seen here, began hearing strange sounds before getting sick. AP Photo/Desmond Boylan

Havana syndrome fits the pattern of psychosomatic illness – but that doesn’t mean the symptoms aren’t real

Havana syndrome has spread to government officials around the world and stumped doctors for years. Despite news of mysterious attacks, evidence suggests mass psychogenic illness may be the true cause.
A protest against racial injustice and police violence in Spain. Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP

White privilege: what it is, what it means and why understanding it matters

A transnational movement for racial justice requires a sensitivity to the specific, local conditions in which race and racism touch the everyday lives of people.
Ilustrasi dari sebuah planet di luar tata surya. dottedhippo/iStock via Getty Images

Adakah planet lain di luar tata surya kita?

Ada miliaran galaksi di alam semesta.Terdapat miliaran bintang di setiap galaksi. Apakah mungkin di luar sana ada miliaran planet juga?
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Some animals have excellent tricks to evade bushfire. But flames might be reaching more animals naive to the dangers

Studies show some animals can recognise the threat of fire, and behave in a way that increase their chance of survival. But what about wildlife who have evolved in areas where fire was once rare?

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