Water: an increasingly expensive necessity.
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Should the U.S. help low-income households afford water service, as it does with heating and groceries? Chile does. An economist explains how it works there and how it could work here.
Headphone designers have to balance scientific limitations with human preferences.
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There is a lot to consider when buying a new pair of headphones. A professional musician and acoustics researcher explains how the science of sound and quirks of human hearing make for a great listening experience.
Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off.
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Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
The National Rifle Association may soon get a major legal victory.
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America’s love-hate relationship with guns is reaching a new level.
Strong narratives can help sway opinions.
Two film crews comprised of Latino and Black cinematic arts graduate students made short films to counter vaccine fears in both communities.
Forced into the darkness?
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What happens when a Chinese #MeToo moment meets authoritarian legality?
Carson v. Makin comes on the heels of other SCOTUS cases about aid to students in religious schools.
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Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021.
For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been video games.
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Video games are everywhere. So who was the first person to come up with the idea of playing a game on a computer screen?
Mark Zuckerberg’s company says the kids are all right, but the data it presents is only about how the average social media user is doing.
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Research from Meta and some scientists shows no harm from social media, but other research and whistleblower testimony show otherwise. Seemingly contradictory, both can be right.
Declines in the enrollment of international students span all fields of study.
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The US has experienced a record decline in the number of international students. How long will the trend continue? An international education scholar weighs in.
Native Americans are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime than the U.S. population as a whole.
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Thousands of cases of missing and murdered Native Americans remain unsolved. A scarcity of reliable data is only part of the problem, a tribal justice scholar explains.
A ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ flag waves near the U.S. Capitol ahead of a House vote on the infrastructure bill.
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As political parties spar, insults and catchphrases are adopted, appropriated and reappropriated in a dizzying verbal arms race.
Reducing household energy use can contribute to slowing climate change.
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How and where people spend their money and use energy can influence corporate behavior.
A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online.
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Fraudulent sites are easy to set up and it’s easy to get fooled, according to a psychologist who has advice on how to check out online merchants.
The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the largest in the world.
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Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of crude oil to tamp down rising gas prices, the largest drawdown in the reserve’s history.
Prayer apps can help guide spiritual practices and encourage people to set goals and stay on track.
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A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community – something apps aren’t likely to achieve.
Many grocery store workers have experienced high rates of anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
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Supermarket employees, still laboring in crisis mode, continue to report significant rises in physical and mental health problems.
The Supreme Court hears a case on Dec. 1, 2021, regarding a Mississippi abortion law that poses a legal challenge to Roe v. Wade.
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The upcoming debate at the Supreme Court is less about the existence of the right to abortion and more about how that right is limited by the emerging personhood of a fetus.
Only about 1 in 5 computer scientists are women.
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Could it be that girls aren’t pursuing jobs in computer science and engineering because society has told them that’s not what they want to do? Three scholars weigh in.
‘Moby-Dick’ inspired the Warner Brothers film starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab – and perhaps can inspire readers today amid the climate crisis.
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Melville’s epic novel about life aboard a wayward whaling ship holds lessons for the climate crisis today.