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Yes The US Health Economy Is Big, But Is It Better?
in Healthcare by Diane Dewar, University at Albany, State University of New York
The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. So why does it underperform relative to many peer…
The Robert De Niro Theory Of Post-Truth: ‘Are You Talking To Me?’
The Robert De Niro Theory Of Post-Truth: ‘Are You Talking To Me?’
in Culture Wars by Colin Wight, University of Sydney
Many of the commentaries on post-truth have attempted to locate the sources of it. Where does post-truth discourse come…
Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic
Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic
in Culture Wars by Robert F. Hesketh, Liverpool John Moores University
The word radicalisation has been hijacked by the war on terror and become interchangeable with extremism. But…
Here's Why Your Local TV News Is About To Get Even Worse
Here's Why Your Local TV News Is About To Get Even Worse
in Democracy by Margot Susca, American University School of Communication
Considering the history of television news a few years ago, iconic anchor Ted Koppel declared that CBS’ 1968 debut of…
Does Pornography Foster Harassment And Abuse?
Does Pornography Foster Harassment And Abuse?
in Culture Wars by Sam Carr, University of Bath
Does pornography foster harassment and abuse? That was the question posed by a recent New York Times editorial, in the…
What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?
What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?
in Economy by Kean Birch, York University, Canada
I struggle with neoliberalism – as a problematic economic system we might want to change – and as an analytical term…
How Carbon Farming Can Help Solve Climate Change
How Carbon Farming Can Help Solve Climate Change
in Climate Solutions by David Burton, Dalhousie University
Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations pledged to keep the average global temperature rise to below 2C above…
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Flowers, Remembrance And The Art Of War
in Hostilities by Ann Elias, University of Sydney
Before 1914, flowers in everyday life spelt beauty, femininity and innocence; they were seen as part of women’s culture.
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Hate Globalization? Try Localism, Not Nationalism
in Economy by Kevin Albertson, Manchester Metropolitan University
It hardly needs saying, but there are changes afoot in the political economy of the world. Where there is…
The Trump Effect In Canada: A 600 Per Cent Increase In Online Hate Speech
The Trump Effect In Canada: A 600 Per Cent Increase In Online Hate Speech
in Culture Wars by Nadia Naffi, Concordia University
Under Hitler, Germany experienced the consequences of a nation caving in to propaganda and hate speech. This may…
How Telling The Right Stories Can Make People Act On Climate Change
How Telling The Right Stories Can Make People Act On Climate Change
in Climate Solutions by Tom van Laer, City, University of London and Ross Gordon, Macquarie University
The latest UN Climate Change Conference since the 2015 Paris Agreement is taking place in Bonn between November 6-17 –…
Why Social Media May Not Be So Good For Democracy
Why Social Media May Not Be So Good For Democracy
in Democracy by Gordon Hull, University of North Carolina
Recent revelations about how Russian agents inserted ads on Facebook, in an attempt to influence the 2016 election,…
What Should Human Rights In The Future Look Like?
What Should Human Rights In The Future Look Like?
in Civil Liberty by Kathryn McNeilly, Queen's University Belfast
Since the mid-20th century many have grown used to the idea of having human rights and how these can be used when those…
Powerful Men Have Tried To Silence Abused Women Since Medieval Times
Powerful Men Have Tried To Silence Abused Women Since Medieval Times
in Culture Wars by Roberta Magnani, Swansea University
In the wake of the numerous accusations of sexual predation, the endemic issue of the harassment and abuse of women is…
Why #metoo Is An Impoverished Form Of Feminist Activism, Unlikely To Spark Social Change
Why #metoo Is An Impoverished Form Of Feminist Activism, Unlikely To Spark Social Change
in Activism by Jessica Megarry, University of Melbourne
Using the hashtag #metoo, thousands of women around the world have posted on social media sharing their stories of male…
The Behavioral Economics Of An $1,800 IPhone
The Behavioral Economics Of An $1,800 IPhone
in Economy by Brendan Markey-Towler, The University of Queensland
The latest iPhone is going on pre-sale today for the eye-watering price of around A$1,800 for 256GB (approx $1400 US).…
How Climate Change Affects The Building Blocks For Health
How Climate Change Affects The Building Blocks For Health
in Climate Impacts by Alistair Woodward, University of Auckland
In August 2016, a third of the residents of the North Island township Havelock North fell acutely ill with…
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How Has Air Quality Been Affected By The US Fracking Boom?
in Environment by Gunnar W. Schade, Texas A&M University
Urban air pollution in the U.S. has been decreasing near continuously since the 1970s.
How Trump's Media Tactics Echo Segregationist Strategies In Civil Rights Era
How Trump's Media Tactics Echo Segregationist Strategies In Civil Rights Era
in Culture Wars by Scott Weightman, University of Leicester
When US President Donald Trump was confronted with the shocking events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017,…
The Hidden Connection Between Obesity, Heart Disease And Trade
The Hidden Connection Between Obesity, Heart Disease And Trade
in Trends by Ronald Labonte, University of OttawaRonald Labonte, University of Ottawa
These Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the chronic diseases — including cancers, cardiovascular diseases,…
The More Years Spent In A Classroom The Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease
The More Years Spent In A Classroom The Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease
in Education by David Evans, The University of Queensland
A new study out today has found increasing education by 3.6 years – similar to the length of a university undergraduate…
Ice Cores Indicate Even Higher Methane Emissions Than Previously Believed
Ice Cores Indicate Even Higher Methane Emissions Than Previously Believed
in Climate Impacts by Lindsey Valich-University of Rochester
Humans are probably contributing more methane to the atmosphere through fossil fuel use and extraction than scientists…
The Burger Apocalypse: Low Carbon Eating And Avoiding Food Waste
The Burger Apocalypse: Low Carbon Eating And Avoiding Food Waste
in Climate Impacts by Tony Curran, University of Southampton
More than 95% of people still eat meat and don’t like being told that it is wrong and bad for the planet to do so. But…
Why We Should Test Everyone's Genes To Predict Disease
Why We Should Test Everyone's Genes To Predict Disease
in Healthcare by Anna Vinkhuyzen and Naomi Wray, The University of Queensland
If you could take a test that would reveal the diseases you and your family might be more likely to get, would you want…
Dream Things That Never Were And Say ‘Why Not?'
Dream Things That Never Were And Say ‘Why Not?'
in Reforms by Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.
Lack of personal meaning and fulfillment is endemic to contemporary Western and Westernized societies. Why are…
Do Our Laws Do Enough To Protect Our Health Data?
Do Our Laws Do Enough To Protect Our Health Data?
in Privacy and Security by Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University
Have you ever wondered why your computer often shows you ads that seem tailor-made for your interests? The answer is…
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All The Lessons Donald Trump Is Teaching Us
in Democracy by John Colarusso, McMaster University
Recent surveys suggest that people who do not like Donald Trump as United States president find nothing at all to like.…
I Don't Want To Waste This Life: It's Time to Act!
I Don't Want To Waste This Life: It's Time to Act!
in Activism by Erik Curren, Transition Voice
I need to remind myself not to waste time. Not to click on too many hyperlinks and certainly not to spend to much time…
Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be A Good Deal
Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be A Good Deal
in Trends by F. Todd Davidson and Michael E. Webber, University of Texas at Austin
Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are…
Why The US Health Care System Is A Patchwork That No One Likes
Why The US Health Care System Is A Patchwork That No One Likes
in Healthcare by Simon Haeder, West Virginia University
Almost all parties agree that the health care system in the U.S., which is responsible for about 17 percent of our GDP,…
World Hunger Is Increasing Due To Wars And Climate Change
World Hunger Is Increasing Due To Wars And Climate Change
in Climate Impacts by Leah Samberg, University of Minnesota
Around the globe, about 815 million people – 11 percent of the world’s population – went hungry in 2016, according to…
How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate
How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate
in Climate Impacts by Chris Turney, UNSW; et al.
Melting of Antarctica’s ice can trigger rapid warming on the other side of the planet, according to our new research…
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 Clare Downham, University of Liverpool
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…