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Their vision is to, by 2020 to attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia.


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Gender-diverse adults have a harder time getting effective primary and preventive health care than their nontransgender counterparts. Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Doctors often aren’t trained on the preventive health care needs of gender-diverse people – as a result, many patients don’t get the care they need

From primary care to cancer screening and insurance coverage, gender-diverse people still face many hurdles to getting good medical care.
For every headline about pickleball’s miraculous growth, you can also find stories about conflicts and infighting. Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Pickleball’s uphill climb to mainstream success

Headlines about pickleball’s exploding popularity abound. But the less visible social undercurrents of an emerging sport ultimately shape its long-term future.
It a democratic duty … so just do it! Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Why there really is no ethical reason not to vote

‘I don’t like the candidates,’ ‘I don’t know enough to make a decision,’ ‘I don’t want to give this election legitimacy’ – an ethicist takes on nonvoters.
Pertunjukan tari kerap jadi magnet turis, namun komodifikasi budaya mulai membuat warga lokal tak nyaman. Aditya Argawal/Pexel

Indonesia hingga Meksiko berupaya menarik ‘digital nomads’, tapi penduduk lokal berkata “tak semudah itu”

Penduduk setempat biasanya melihat turis sebagai cara untuk meningkatkan perekonomian. Tetapi pada titik tertentu, perasaan tak suka mulai muncul.
Cancer-causing viruses like HPV can cause cells to divide indefinitely and, in the case of Henrietta Lacks, become immortal. Tom Deerinck/NIH via Flickr

What are HeLa cells? A cancer biologist explains

The immortal cancer cells of Henrietta Lacks revolutionized the fields of science, medicine and bioethics. And they still survive today, more than 70 years after her death.
Para pengurai di tempat kerjanya: Jamur rak memakan batang kayu yang membusuk. (Craig Joiner/Loop Images/Universal Images Group melalui Getty Images)

Yang terlupakan: peran penting jamur menjadi penopang kehidupan di bumi

Jamur menopang kehidupan di Bumi, tetapi jauh lebih sedikit dikatalogkan dan dipahami. Tiga ilmuwan menyerukan untuk memasukkan jamur dalam strategi konservasi dan kebijakan lingkungan.
Decomposers at work: Shelf fungi feeding on a rotting log. Craig Joiner/Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Beyond flora and fauna: Why it’s time to include fungi in global conservation goals

Fungi underpin life on Earth, but are far less well catalogued and understood than animals and plants. Three scientists call for including fungi in conservation strategies and environmental laws.
Common hazel dispersing pollen in early spring. Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Achoo! 5 essential reads for pollen season

Pollen brings seasonal misery to millions of Americans, but it serves a critical purpose: fertilizing many kinds of plants, including food crops.


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