A young football player holds his mouth guard.
Football participation among high schoolers continues to decline, as concern about brain injury increases. Could training without helmets make a difference?
Between email, Slack and social media, you may need three devices to handle all the interruptions.
Interruptions are inevitable – but how they happen matters.
The Supreme Court begins its newest session on the first Monday in October.
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The upcoming Supreme Court session will address notable cases about the rights of different groups. The cases go to the heart of how U.S. laws protect both individual and group rights.
School children in India celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
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Mahatma Gandhi is an iconic figure for the world. Richard Barlett Gregg helped introduce him to Americans.
A fan carries a copy of ‘Abbey Road’ as he traverses the infamous crosswalk that appears on the album’s cover.
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As the album celebrates its 50th anniversary, an expert in sound recording details how the band deployed stereo and synthesizers to put a unique artistic stamp on this iconic album.
The Supreme Court ruled that baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.
There's been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Are eggshells the next supermaterial for tissue engineers?
Bioengineers who are trying to grow replacement human tissues and organs are at the forefront of biomedicine. But you may be surprised by some of the materials they are using for this endeavor.
Nurses in November 2016 expressed support for a ballot proposition to limit what California state agencies pay for prescription drugs.
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Citizens voting directly on policy seems like a good idea. But that led to the Brexit mess in the UK. In the US, two scholars say direct democracy deepens distrust of politics and government.
Law enforcement officers walking to the scene of a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.
Major changes in the language of white supremacists have happened in the last decade that provide a window into how the groups mobilize support, shape political perceptions and advance their cause.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
The Supreme Court is on summer vacation, but because of John Roberts, they may have to come back.
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Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
Are tracking technologies changing parenting?
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,
Can a country move ahead when its citizens hold dueling facts?
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.
Hundreds of CubeSats are now being launched into space each year.
How do you train space engineers? You enable college students to build mini satellites, called CubeSats, launch them into space and help them collect the data.
Several parents do not want their children vaccinated, for religious or other reasons.
Measles cases in the US have reached their highest in 25 years. A bioethicist argues why parents opposed to vaccination are not just wrong about the science, but about the morals.
Who needs a worker checking shelves when you have a robot?
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Two management experts devised a new way to predict whether your job is likely to get stolen by a robot – and what you can do about it.
Security is tight in Rwanda’s authoritarian state.
Rwanda has overcome its past to become a development miracle but if it's not careful, history could repeat itself.
1899 lithograph of white minstrel performer Carroll Johnson depicted in blackface, right.
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The public was shocked by the blackface image on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page. But if blackface is now taboo, there was a time when it played a big role in American culture.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador with the families of the 43 students who went missing in 2014 in Guerrero state. He has ordered a truth commission to investigate the unsolved disappearance.
President López Obrador campaigned on some outside-the-box ideas to 'pacify' Mexico after 12 years of extreme violence. But so far his government has emphasized traditional law-and-order policies.
America’s public schools were meant to bring together children from all walks of life.
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Public schools were originally envisioned in the 19th century as 'common schools' where rich and poor kids could be educated together. MLK wanted the same thing – but it's not happening.