Jim Brown takes a break during a 1963 Cleveland Browns football game.
The death of NFL great and Hollywood star Jim Brown renews questions about the role of modern-day athletes in political and social issues.
New gene therapies are helping to treat certain forms of inherited blindness.
Genetics expert Jean Bennett explains how gene therapy is being used to treat certain forms of inherited blindness.
Low-income college students often face financial pressures and family obligations that their instructors cannot see.
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The pandemic put a spotlight on inequalities among college students. But students’ resources were unequal all along.
Civil registries in the U.S. are spread across different local jurisdictions.
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Vital records document the birth, death, marriage and divorce of every individual. A more centralized system in the US could help public health researchers better study pandemics and disease.
The shooting of an elementary school teacher by one of her students is a shocking example of gun violence.
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Watching gun violence on screen can desensitize children to the harm caused by firearms.
Americans tend to not cross their political divides amicably. New research shows what helps this actually happen.
In-person conversations between Republicans and Democrats lasting just 15 minutes were found to lessen political animus, research shows.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah addressing the assembly in Karachi on Aug. 15, 1947, after the creation of Pakistan.
Jinnah insisted on secular education, gender equality and equal rights for minorities – all of which remain unrealized dreams in Pakistan.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump supporters, like these two, are more likely to be polarized by TV news than online echo chambers.
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Studies of online echo chambers don’t paint the full picture of Americans’ political segregation. New research shows that the problem is more Fox News Channel and MSNBC than Facebook and Twitter.
Sunscreens for sale at a Walgreens drug store.
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Rising concern about possible environmental damage from the active ingredients in sunscreens could have ripple effects on public health if it causes people to use less of them.
Many people attribute their coffee drinking to the need to feel more alert, but research shows that habit is just as big a driver behind caffeine consumption.
Understanding and changing the environment in which habits form is a critical step when it comes to breaking unwanted behaviors and forming healthy ones.
A protester holds a Q sign as he waits to enter a campaign rally with then-President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in August 2018.
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Overcoming conspiracy theories isn’t just about information. A scholar of religion explains that the emotions they inspire are part of their appeal.
Since its inception in 2007, Tumblr has served as a countercultural hub.
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Despite a mass exodus of users in 2018, Tumblr continues to be a place that fosters fandom and subcultures. Now, Gen Zers searching for a dose of early-2010s internet nostalgia are signing up.
When you imitate the speech of others, there’s a thin line between whether it’s a social asset or faux pas.
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We often imitate styles of speech we hear – what’s known as ‘linguistic convergence.’ But a researcher wanted to see if we alter our speech based on the mere expectation of how someone will sound.
The growth and decline of the human brain mapped in an ambitious global project.
Larry David, Lebron James and Matt Damon were notable celebrities hawking cryptocurrencies in Super Bowl ads.
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Whether the cryptocurrency hype makes you crypto curious or crypto skeptical, there are many ways your life could be affected by crypto’s underlying technology, blockchain.
Coastal cities like Port Arthur, Texas, are at increasing risk from flooding during storms.
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A street-by-street analysis shows where the risks are rising fastest and also lays bare the inequities of who has to endure America’s crippling flood problem.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sits in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 8, 2015. A long-awaited report on sexual abuse faulted his handling of four cases.
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A German report accused retired Pope Benedict XVI of mishandling several cases of sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are a few of our related articles on the Catholic Church’s crisis.
If Australia plans to sell as much of its fossil fuels as possible, the least it can do is help us in Kiribati survive the rising seas.
Actor Alec Baldwin was involved in a tragic on-set accident.
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A tragic accident resulted in the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of actor Alec Baldwin’s latest movie. The dangers of more guns on set extend to society, two scholars argue.
People pray for the victims of child sex abuse during a special service at a Catholic church outside Paris on Oct. 5, 2021. A new French report estimates that more than 200,000 children were abused by clergy since 1950.
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A French report on the scale of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is the latest revelation in the crisis, but its roots go back decades – or more. Here are a few of our many related articles.