Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
in Culture Wars by The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building.
The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building. In…
Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food
Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food
in Healthcare by Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University
So far, policymakers have tried to reduce costs by tinkering with how care is delivered. But focusing on care delivery…
The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms
The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms
in Culture Wars by Todd Landman, University of Nottingham
In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre – the US’s 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone – it seems…
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?
in Climate Adaptation by Tara Garnett, University of Oxford
Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting its high carbon footprint…
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?
in Climate Impacts by Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State University
Some aspects of climate change could benefit certain forms of agriculture in the Northeastern United States, new…
Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial
Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial
in Education by Daphne Martschenko, PhD, University of Cambridge
Tests that purport to measure your intelligence can be verbal, meaning written, or non-verbal, focusing on abstract…
Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?
Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?
in Economy by Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide
In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would…
6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America
6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America
in Culture Wars by Frederic Lemieux, Georgetown University
As a criminologist, I have reviewed recent research in hopes of debunking some of the common misconceptions I hear…
Why We Should Listen To People Angry About Their Taxes
Why We Should Listen To People Angry About Their Taxes
in Inequality by Shirley Tillotson, Dalhousie University
Is it too much to expect people to talk calmly and reasonably about tax changes? Yes. Yes, it is too much. The…
5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years
5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years
in Culture Wars by Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University and Alex Waddan, University of Leicester
In the absence of any clear ideology associated with Donald Trump’s US presidency, it does seem he has at least one…
Awakening to a New Choice -- A Choice to Do Good
Awakening to a New Choice -- A Choice to Do Good
in Culture Wars by Shari Arison
The way I see it, there are two paths we can choose to take. One leads to further conflict, and the other takes us…
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How Sunlight And Microbes In Permafrost Add Carbon To Atmosphere
in Climate Impacts by Morgan Sherburne-University Of Michigan
Microbes in permafrost that eat sun-weakened carbon and convert it into carbon dioxide may be providing a major pathway…
How US Gun Control Compares To The Rest Of The World
How US Gun Control Compares To The Rest Of The World
in Justice by John Donohue, Stanford University
While deaths from mass shootings are a relatively small part of the overall homicidal violence in America, they are…
Why People Around The World Fear Climate Change More Than Americans Do
Why People Around The World Fear Climate Change More Than Americans Do
in Climate by Gregory J. Carbone, University of South Carolina
When asked about major threats to their country, Europeans are more likely than Americans to cite global climate…
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Do Tax Cuts Stimulate The Economy More Than Spending?
in Economy by Dale O. Cloninger, University of Houston-Clear Lake
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to boost the economy both by cutting taxes and investing more…
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Does Donald Trump Have A Passion For Cruelty?
in Activism by Henry Giroux, McMaster University
Donald Trump seems addicted to violence. It shapes his language, politics and policies. He revels in a public discourse…
What Are The Warning Signs Of Mass Violence In The US?
What Are The Warning Signs Of Mass Violence In The US?
in Culture Wars by Dwyer Max Pensky and Nadia Rubaii, Binghamton University
There are those who say that comparing President Donald Trump’s rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler is alarmist, unfair…
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Why Americans Are Embracing Climate Change Realities
in Climate Solutions by Bill Moyers Interviews Robert Jay Lifton
Robert Jay Lifton was born 91 years ago. Living through the catastrophes of the 20th century — world war, tyrannical…
The Power of Showing Up and Helping
The Power of Showing Up and Helping
in Activism by Joyce Vissell
I was listening to a news reporter in Texas listing all of the destruction, and then he started talking about all of…
Why Iron Added Naturally In The Pacific Ocean May Have Slowed Climate Change
Why Iron Added Naturally In The Pacific Ocean May Have Slowed Climate Change
in Climate Solutions by Keith Randall-Texas A&M University
Researchers have found at least eight occurrences of iron penetrating the Pacific Ocean, with each occurrence likely…
Study Shows Wetlands Can Significantly Reduce Property Damage
Study Shows Wetlands Can Significantly Reduce Property Damage
in Climate Adaptation by Siddharth Narayan and Michael Beck, University of California, Santa Cruz
A 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The…
Is Populism Democracy’s Deadly Cure?
Is Populism Democracy’s Deadly Cure?
in Democracy by Simon Tormey, University of Sydney
It is impossible to follow the news without catching reference to the rise of populism. A once little-used term that…
The Most Important Ways Parents Can Prepare Children For School
The Most Important Ways Parents Can Prepare Children For School
in Education by Allyssa McCabe, University of Massachusetts Lowell
With school starting, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed. Almost everyone knows that…
Medicare For All Could Be Cheaper Than You Think
Medicare For All Could Be Cheaper Than You Think
in Healthcare by Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts to repeal…
How Margarine vs Butter On Our Toast Became A Weapon Of Class War
How Margarine vs Butter On Our Toast Became A Weapon Of Class War
in Culture Wars by Ellen Turner, Lund University
Margarine has seen its fortunes ebb and flow with the tide of popular opinion. But Unilever’s recent announcement that…
Solar Is Now The Most Popular Form Of New Electricity Generation Worldwide
Solar Is Now The Most Popular Form Of New Electricity Generation Worldwide
in Climate Solutions by Andrew Blakers, Australian National University
Solar has become the world’s favourite new type of electricity generation, according to global data showing that more…
Hurricanes, Flood Insurance And The Dangers Of Business As Usual
Hurricanes, Flood Insurance And The Dangers Of Business As Usual
in Inequality by Paul O'Hare, Manchester Metropolitan University; et al
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, it was reported that up to 80% of home…
How The Government Can Steal Your Stuff
How The Government Can Steal Your Stuff
in Civil Liberty by Nora V. Demleitner, Washington and Lee University
Should someone wearing a badge have the power to relieve a suspected drug dealer of his Maserati on the spot without…
How Animals Vote To Make Group Decisions
How Animals Vote To Make Group Decisions
in Democracy by Jan Hoole, Keele University
Today we opt for ballot boxes but humans have used numerous ways of voting to have their say throughout history
How Vietnam Dramatically Changed Our Views On Soldiers, Honor And War
How Vietnam Dramatically Changed Our Views On Soldiers, Honor And War
in Hostilities by Richard Lachmann, University at Albany, State University of New York
When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering. We count the dead…
What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities
What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities
in Climate Impacts by Julie Cohen-UC Santa Barbara
A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern cities with cold climates, including…
Irma Price Gouging Shows Consumer Fleecing Is The New Normal
Irma Price Gouging Shows Consumer Fleecing Is The New Normal
in Economy by Ramsi Woodcock, Georgia State University
Since Hurricane Irma put Florida in its sights, there have been thousands of reports of price gouging on everything…
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
in Climate Impacts by Andrew King, University of Melbourne
There has been no let up since Hurricane Harvey dumped record-breaking rains on the Houston area of Texas. Hurricane…
How A Tiny Portion Of The World's Oceans Could Help Meet Global Seafood Demand
How A Tiny Portion Of The World's Oceans Could Help Meet Global Seafood Demand
in Trends by Halley Froehlich and Rebecca Gentry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Seafood is an essential staple in the diets of people around the world. Global consumption of fish and shellfish has…
How DACA Affected The Mental Health Of Undocumented Young Adults
How DACA Affected The Mental Health Of Undocumented Young Adults
in Civil Liberty by Elizabeth Aranda, University of South Florida and Elizabeth Vaquera, George Washington University
With President Donald Trump’s reversal of an Obama-era executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals…
Do Noncompete Clauses Clash With US Labor Laws?
Do Noncompete Clauses Clash With US Labor Laws?
in Inequality by Raymond Hogler, Colorado State University
Most Americans with jobs work “at-will”: Either party may terminate the arrangement at any time for a good or bad…
Capitalism Isn't Broken -- But It Does Need A Rewrite
Capitalism Isn't Broken -- But It Does Need A Rewrite
in Inequality by Julian Friedland, Trinity College Dublin
In the 1990s, economists indulged heady hopes that globalisation would raise all boats via unfettered free market…
Transforming Anger Into Nonviolent Power
What Can You Do with Justified Anger?
in Activism by Stephanie Van Hook, Waging Nonviolence
Anger, rage and a desire for revenge are all reasonable and justified in the face of armed attacks, abuse and…
How I Came To Know That I Am A Closet Climate Denier
How I Came To Know That I Am A Closet Climate Denier
in Climate Impacts by Joy Murray, University of Sydney
What we believe and how we act don’t always stack up. Recently, in considering what it means to live in a post-truth…
What Made The Rain In Hurricane Harvey So Extreme?
What Made The Rain In Hurricane Harvey So Extreme?
in Climate Impacts by Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University
The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978.
What Is The Online Equivalent Of A Burning Cross?
What Is The Online Equivalent Of A Burning Cross?
in Culture Wars by Jessie Daniels, City University of New York
White supremacy is woven into the tapestry of American culture, online and off – in both physical monuments and online…
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
in Climate Impacts by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2…
5 Tips For Stretching Your Donation Dollars
5 Tips For Stretching Your Donation Dollars
in Activism by Gay David Campbell, Binghamton University
There’s no shortage of media reports listing which groups are taking donations, often with scant guidance about what…
How Psychology Can Help Us Solve Climate Change
How Psychology Can Help Us Solve Climate Change
in Environment by Nadira Faber, Research Fellow , University of Oxford
Time to cooperate. The Paris agreement on climate change calls for a global responsibility to cooperate. As we are…