With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
The ways Americans talk about firearms is full of contradictions, two communication scholars explain – and that powerfully shapes the country’s approach to gun policy.
Scholars explain why many see abortion access as a religious freedom issue and what the views of different faiths are on ‘ensoulment,’ the point at which the soul is believed to enter the fetus.
Kindergartners who are relatively younger than their classroom peers are at risk for doing less well in school. A clinical psychologist explains how to reduce those problems.
Fluent expression is not always evidence of a mind at work, but the human brain is primed to believe so. A pair of cognitive linguistics experts explain why language is not a good test of sentience.
We asked four experts to explain what gas taxes are used for and whether waiving them will make much of a difference to American households.
The gun rights decision from the conservative majority on the Supreme Court signals a fundamental change in how the court reads the Constitution.
A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.
A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Economic growth of countries needs many ingredients. Getting the recipe just right is important.
Concerns about Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders have made the rest of the world wary of sending money, and many foreign aid workers have already fled.
An anthropologist explains the power of purification rituals, such as bringing down a building following a tragic occurrence in it, and why they help reduce our anxieties.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is reexamining the health effects of bisphenol A. A chemist explains why BPA is in plastics and why it’s hard to find a safe replacement.
States with red flag laws saw fewer firearm deaths, on average, than states without them.
Presley never wrote a memoir. Nor did he keep a diary. His music could have been a window into his inner life, but he didn’t even write his songs.
Some of the largest donations made in 2021 went to donor-advised funds, financial accounts known as DAFs.