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The surprise attack on Hawaii brought unimaginable suffering and led to further horror. Eight decades later, we must never forget.
A Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of murder on Nov. 19, 2021. His trial sparked a national debate over gun rights and self-defense.
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Spoiler alert: Stolen guns arm criminals, and limiting gun carrying outside the home reduces violent crime.
Apple reportedly has policies designed to encourage consumers to touch its products.
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New research shows people experience the ‘endowment effect’ of valuing an object more when they can touch it, even in virtual settings.
Nonprofits are seeking to diversify their leadership.
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When staff members learn how to acknowledge and talk about their social differences, nonprofits can get better at developing strategies, forming alliances and mobilizing people, a recent study found.
A life reconstruction of
Australopithecus sediba commissioned by the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.
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Studying the lower back allows researchers to understand how the species’ anatomy was adapted for different kinds of movement.
Did Paul McCartney, right, and Ringo Starr hire Peter Jackson for a rescue operation?
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In their press rounds, director Peter Jackson and Paul McCartney have been eager to recast the legacy of the band’s final years.
How do regular people participate in philanthropy?
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Stanford researcher Lucy Bernholz is re-imagining what philanthropy looks like and is trying to understand how average people create, fund and distribute shared social goods in the digital age.
When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black.
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Black American women have disproportionate HIV infection rates – in part because of systemic and structural racism in the health care system.
Social technologies perpetuate a single idea of what constitutes a pregnancy.
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New research shows technologies like pregnancy apps do not account for pregnancy loss 72% of the time, causing real harm to users.
Expanding access to broadband internet in rural communities has long been a challenge.
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States have widely different track records on expanding broadband internet access. Here are the ones that could struggle to handle the federal funds coming their way.
The Supreme Court appears poised to uphold a Mississippi law severely restricting abortion.
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In past rulings, the court has acknowledged that there’s a connection between the ability of women to control their reproductive lives and the economic health of the nation.
Baby talk is cute when used with babies. But when adults converse with each other? Not so much.
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As many as two-thirds of couples do it.
So far, there have been 222 school shootings in 2021.
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School shootings are typically preceded by a series of warning signs. Are educators, police and policymakers paying enough attention?
Women’s reports of domestic violence are widely rejected by family courts.
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Family courts’ hostility – both in the US and abroad – toward claims of paternal or spousal abuse has been widely reported. Now there’s an in-depth study that documents that hostility.
Little information is available to college students on stopping the spread of COVID-19 within an intimate relationship.
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Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.
Time spent mentoring students is often ignored when it comes to faculty salary and promotion decisions.
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If colleges want to address systemic racism within their institutions, they can start by crediting female faculty members of color for work that gets overlooked. A group of higher ed researchers explains how.
Surplus corn piled outside a farmer’s co-op storage facility in Paoli, Colorado.
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The US has required motor fuels to contain 10% biofuels since 2005. As this program nears a key milestone in 2022, farm advocates want to expand it while critics want to pare it back or repeal it.
A virus’s genes hold a record of where it’s traveled, and when.
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After a nose swab tests positive for a virus or bacteria, scientists can use the sample’s genetic sequence to figure out where and when the pathogen emerged and how fast it’s changing.
The FDA approved the first PrEP drug, Truvada, in 2012.
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World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 this year comes at a time when a key step to removing financial barriers to PrEP access in the U.S. faces legal challenges.
Black men who have sex with men in Southern states have a low rate of using HIV prevention treatments.
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This finding suggests public health efforts will have to address the treatment barriers these men face – like poverty or homophobia – to meet the nation’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.