Southern states’ bans on mask mandates in schools may violate the rights of disabled students.
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Fighting against federal authority is a political tradition in the South – and resisting federal guidance to wear masks in schools is just the latest example, an education policy expert writes.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the daily briefing on COVID-19 on March 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
An employee watches a bank of TV’s broadcasting a news report on a Hanoi summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2019.
Without its communist Soviet-style economy, North Korea would just be South Korea.
Taking a much closer look at what’s going on inside malware.
How do malware analysts examine software that’s designed to wreak havoc with computers? By using tools that watch software’s inner workings very closely.
Has student debt changed because the purpose of education has changed?
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About 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. But it didn’t always used to be this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.
Amazon suddenly became a major player in the supermarket wars.
Amazon paid a premium to snap up the upscale grocery chain, so we asked an economist to help us better understand the deal and what it means.
Many straight men no longer see befriending gay men as a threat to their masculinity.
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Could gay guys be the ultimate wing men for their straight, male friends?
The new One World Trade Center building, made with high-performance concrete.
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Tragedies involving building collapses prompt structural engineers to figure out what happened, and how to prevent it from recurring.
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Confronted with skyrocketing IVF costs at home, North American couples are packing their bags, making an overseas trip and returning home with a special souvenir.
There seems to be a level of implicit trust between gay men and straight women.
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Research shows that women are especially drawn to gay men in certain contexts.
Gender fluidity is becoming more mainstream.
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As genders blur, language is rapidly adapting. Look no further than the American Dialect Society’s 2015 Word of the Year.
A Spanish street performer dressed as a cowboy. Europeans have long been fascinated with the American West.
A linguist explains how words get co-opted from one language to another.
Touching Rabin in 2015.
Twenty years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin – the man who ushered in the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians – was assassinated. Today’s Israel is a very different place.
Coverage of slain TV journalists from the station where they worked.
The shooting of two TV journalists prompts a broadcast communication professor to draw insights on ethics and personal safety and pass them on to aspiring journalists.
Teens need help not only with school work, but with their emotions as well.
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There is lot on the minds of teens other than school, grades and friends. Research shows being asked “prying” questions could make a real difference to their mental health.
A rendering of how Ohad Meromi’s sculpture would appear along Jackson Avenue.
Criticism of Ohad Meromi’s ‘Sunbather’ has been swift and scathing. What does it say about our willingness to engage with art?
Watch your head.
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This fall, the deaths of three high school football players were linked to direct head injuries on the field of play and one collegiate football player’s death has been potentially attributed to unresolved…
Diseases can devastate coral reefs.
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The incredible diversity of coral reef ecosystems is being threatened by factors associated with global climate change and local pollution. Today diseases have increased and are killing more corals. Seeing…
As the trees go, so do the microbes.
Beneath the lush forests of the Amazon is a whole different level of diversity that new research says may be one of the keys to understanding how to stem the global impacts of deforestation. The Amazon…