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A student protester with a banner reading ‘Hind Hall’ at a Harvard University building. Student protesters at several universities have unofficially renamed campus buildings in response to the war in Gaza. (Frank S. Zhou/The Harvard Crimson)

The renaming of universities and campus buildings reflects changing attitudes and values

Students renaming campus buildings during ongoing protests follows years of campus renaming controversies. A study of campus naming policies proposes how to make naming more inclusive.
Ice on Lake Erie provides winter light for algae thriving below. Sue Thompson

Losing winter ice is changing the Great Lakes food web – here’s how light is shaping life underwater

In winter 2023-24, the Great Lakes’ ice cover was near record lows, peaking at just 16%. Researchers explain how diminishing ice could have consequences for fisheries, and how species are evolving.
Nashville is one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities and increasingly a destination for immigrants. Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Excessively high rents are a major burden for immigrants in US cities

The US economy relies on immigrants to fill jobs, but many of them are struggling with high rent burdens that make it harder to build productive lives and integrate into their communities.
A man pulls his kids behind an electric bicycle near the pier in Huntington Beach, Calif. Paul Bersebach/Orange County Register via Getty Images

E-bike incentives are a costly way to cut carbon emissions, but they also promote health, equity and cleaner air

Many incentive programs promote e-bike use, but they aren’t necessarily targeting the right people for the right reasons.
O fenômeno conhecido como ‘island naïveté’ (ingenuidade insular) faz com que os albatrozes não saibam reagir aos ataques, enquanto pesquisadores lutam para encontrar maneiras de erradicar os camundongos e proteger os pássaros. USFWS - Pacific Region/Flickr

Camundongos assassinos atacam albatrozes em atol no Pacífico, e cientistas lutam para dar fim ao problema

Em uma pequena e remota ilha no Oceano Pacífico, predadores improváveis se alimentam da maior colônia de albatrozes do mundo. Pesquisadores estão tentando descobrir como deter eles
Termos um vocabulário mais rico de palavras na área do amor muda a forma como o entendemos, e a linguagem pode guiar seu coração de maneiras inesperadas. VLADGRIN/Stock via Getty Images Plus

Você está mesmo apaixonado? Como expandir seu vocabulário amoroso pode melhorar suas relações e como você se vê

As palavras têm poder, e o vocabulário que você tem à sua disposição para descrever seus relacionamentos com outras pessoas pode moldar os rumos que esses relacionamentos podem tomar
Students’ lockers are seen an elementary school in Toronto on Jan. 9, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Trauma-informed approaches to discipline matter for equitable and safe schooling

Additional research and attention is needed — particularly in Canada — to provide schools with evidence-based, trauma-informed and culturally attuned approaches to school discipline.

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