What can a modern-day Creole language tell us about its first speakers in the 1600s?
New research suggests that hints left in Creole languages can identify where the original speakers came from – even hundreds of years after they migrated and mixed together.
A male and female in a bar, looking like they may hook up consensually.
A recent study found that one in three college-aged women prioritized their male partner's sexual pleasure over their own. Here's how that might lead to difficulties in saying no.
Could the yearly flu shot become a thing of the past?
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Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But rational design – a new way to create vaccines – might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
People in the U.S. and the Caribbean share vulnerability to climate change-related disasters, but only in the Caribbean is the public truly worried. Why?
New research suggests politics and risk perception may explain why the US and Caribbean see climate change so differently, though both places are ever more vulnerable to powerful hurricanes.
First lady Melania Trump, Queen Rania of Jordan and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talk with students at the Excel Academy Public Charter School last April. Principal Dana Bogle, on left.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once called Excel Academy Public Charter School a 'shining example.' A Vanderbilt scholar explains why that description was woefully off target.
Muslims pray at the Kofar Mata Central Mosque in Kano, Northern Nigeria. Liberal and fundamentalist Islam are in a contest of legitimacy in the region.
The debate around photos of two Nigerian Salafi clerics taken in London wasn't a trivial conversation about dress and recreational choices. It was loaded with symbolism.
It would be better if people weren’t afraid of self-driving cars.
If government and industry overhype autonomous vehicles, the public may expect too much, be disappointed and reject the new technology.
For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any "black holiday. " It is a recognition that knowledge of black history is worthwhile.
Perusahaan teknologi ingin menghilangkan konflik antara perangkat teknologi dan kegiatan mengemudi.
Kalau pengemudi tidak perlu lagi memperhatikan jalan, maka ia bisa lebih lama menatap layar telepon seluler.
Only 5 percent of agricultural workers in Mexico are white, while almost 30 percent of white-collar workers are. That’s just one stat confirming that, yes, racism exists in Mexico, too.
Mexico may celebrate its mixed-race heritage, but a new study shows that racism is powerful there. Darker-skinned Mexicans earn less and finish fewer years of schooling than white citizens.
Financial aid would be doled out differently under the proposed PROSPER Act.
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The proposed PROSPER Act would change the way student financial aid is doled out and how student loans are paid back.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
In rural areas where there are often fewer healthcare professionals available, traditional healers can have a role to play in promoting HIV treatment.
Most U.S. law enforcement agencies didn’t report any hate crimes to the FBI in 2016.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
Apa yang mengikat kita begitu erat dengan telepon kita?
Mengapa kita sangat menyukai telepon kita ada hubungannya dengan kebutuhan dasar kita sebagai manusia, menurut seorang cendekia yang juga seorang pendeta.
It’s not so easy to keep up with technology.
There are technical reasons companies can be slow to update software, but as seen in the Equifax hack, a key problem is management.
What attaches us so deeply to our phones?
Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.
A photograph of Penn Station’s interior from the 1930s.
We asked five architecture experts to name one building or structure they wish had been preserved, but couldn't resist the tides of decay, development and discrimination.
The Constitution may burst Trump’s threat to withdraw from NAFTA.
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As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
Heavy storms in February caused parts of a California highway to give way.
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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?