How Sexism Makes Women Sick
How Sexism Makes Women Sick
in Culture Wars by Catherine Harnoi and Joao Luiz Bastos, Wake Forest University
Recent social movements such as the Women’s March, #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BalanceTonPorc (#OutYourPig), and #SayHerName…
Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More Than Lies
Why Bullshit Hurts Democracy More Than Lies
in Culture Wars by Michael Blake, University of Washington
Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, members of his administration have made many statements best…
4 Financial Questions About Any College You Wish To Attend
4 Financial Questions About Any College You Wish To Attend
in Education by Jake Murray, Boston University
High student debt levels and low salaries can make it difficult for graduates to get ahead. Even though for-profit…
How Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership
How Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership
in Elections by Jill S. Greenlee, Brandeis University
Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Maryland’s Krish…
How Big Oil Distorts Climate Change Reality With Tweaks In Language
How Big Oil Distorts Climate Change Reality With Tweaks In Language
in Climate Impacts by Sylvia Jaworska, University of Reading
Almost every climate scientist agrees human-caused climate change is a major global threat. Yet, despite efforts over…
You Do Make A Difference: Trust, Have Faith, and Take Action
You Do Make A Difference: Trust, Have Faith, and Take Action
in Activism by Marie T. Russell
Trust and faith. These two items are in very high demand these days. But, come to think of it, they've been in high…
Babylon Berlin And Why Our Fascination With 1920s Germany Reveals The Anxieties Of Our Times
Babylon Berlin And Why Our Fascination With 1920s Germany Reveals The Anxieties Of Our Times
in Culture Wars by Peter Tregear, University of Melbourne
It is curious fact that certain times and places seem to have a particular hold on our popular historical imagination.…
Russians Also Hack Home Internet Connections – How To Protect Yourself
Russians Also Hack Home Internet Connections – How To Protect Yourself
in Privacy and Security by Sandeep Nair Narayanan, Anupam Joshi and Sudip Mittal, University of Maryland
In late April, the top federal cybersecurity agency, US-CERT, announced that Russian hackers had attacked…
3 Vital Ways To Measure How Much A University Education Is Worth
3 Vital Ways To Measure How Much A University Education Is Worth
in Education by Mark S. Schlissel, University of Michigan; et al
The past several years have seen increased calls for colleges and universities to demonstrate their value to students,…
What's Wrong With The Exports-Good, Imports-Bad Trade Policy
What's Wrong With The Exports-Good, Imports-Bad Trade Policy
in Economy by Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University
President Donald Trump’s trade policy leaves international economists like me scratching our heads.
Why We Trust Our Privacy To Some Apps But Not Others
Why We Trust Our Privacy To Some Apps But Not Others
in Privacy and Security by Matt Swayne-Penn State University
As concerns about privacy increase for people using mobile apps, new research suggests that trust and engagement may…
Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010.
Why Climate Change Is Heating Up The Arctic In A Big Way
in Climate Impacts by Mark Serreze, University of Colorado
Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most…
Why The Internet Is Not Designed For People
Why The Internet Is Not Designed For People
in Privacy and Security by Gordon Hull, University of North Carolina
As a scholar of the social and political implications of technology, I would argue the internet is designed to be…
How Much Money Do Trees Save Your City?
How Much Money Do Trees Save Your City?
in Climate Solutions by Theodore Endreny, State University of New York
Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each housing more than 10 million…
How To Know When Insurance and Extended Warranties Are Worth The Cost
How To Know When Insurance and Extended Warranties Are Worth The Cost
in Economy by Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University
Offers of extended warranties are increasingly becoming the norm for TVs and other relatively inexpensive goods.
It's Market Forces That Are Driving A Clean Energy Revolution In The US
It's Market Forces That Are Driving A Clean Energy Revolution In The US
in Climate Solutions by Bill Ritter, Jr., Colorado State University
Transforming U.S. energy systems away from coal and toward clean renewable energy was once a vision touted mainly by…
Our Potential Destiny: Co-Creating A Truly Magnificent Future For Earth
Our Potential Destiny: Co-Creating A Truly Magnificent Future For Earth
in Culture Wars by John R. Audette
Clearly, we do not live in a “one for all and all for one” world. Yes, there are some hopeful indicators that pockets…
Let's Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us
Let's Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us
in Environment by Shahid Naeem, Director, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability and Professor of Ecology at Columbia University
Today is Earth Day, but it’s one of the most confused and misguided celebratory days of the year. The UN refers to this…
A Historical Divide In How Christians View Their Relationship To The Planet?
A Historical Divide In How Christians View Their Relationship To The Planet?
in Environment by Jim Hanchett, University of Indiana
“Some believe in the importance of stewardship and practice an ethic of ‘creation care,’ while others believe in human…
Time To Rock The Boat? Cruise Ships Can Destroy The Very Destinations They Visit
Time To Rock The Boat? Cruise Ships Can Destroy The Very Destinations They Visit
in Environment by Jillian Rickly, Assistant Professor in Tourism Management and Marketing, University of Nottingham
Cruise ships aren’t all bad, of course. They are a part of the mass tourism trend that has democratised travel and…
Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Really Boost Plant Growth?
Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Really Boost Plant Growth?
in Climate Impacts by Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster
Many projections suggest that burning fossil fuels and the resulting climate change will make it harder to grow enough…
What Earth Day Means When Humans Possess Planet Shaping Powers
What Earth Day Means When Humans Possess Planet Shaping Powers
in Environment by Christopher J Preston, The University of Montana
Today you can travel to the furthest part of the Arctic Ocean, to the highest point of the Caucasus Mountains, to the…
Ants Have Evolved A Complex System Of Battlefield Triage And Rescue
Matabele Ants Have Evolved A Complex System Of Battlefield Triage And Rescue
in Culture Wars by Mike Jeffries, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Ants have a remorseless quality, seemingly indifferent to their individual welfare, their whole lives submerged in the…
What Children Can Teach Us About Looking After The Environment
What Children Can Teach Us About Looking After The Environment
in Environment by Rebecca Koomen, Max Planck Institute
When a natural resource is open access, such as fish in a lake, everyone has to limit the amount they take individually…
Election Security Means Much More Than Just New Voting Machines
Election Security Means Much More Than Just New Voting Machines
in Elections by Jamie Winterton, Arizona State University
In late March, Congress passed a significant spending bill that included US$380 million in state grants to improve…
Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
in Inequality by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
Societies tend to become more unequal over time, unless there is concerted pushback. A society that fails to invest in…
Is Climate Change Slowing Atlantic Currents That Help Keep Europe Warm?
Is Climate Change Slowing Atlantic Currents That Help Keep Europe Warm?
in Climate Impacts by Peter T. Spooner, UCL
The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the…
Rebuilding Trust In The Media Must Be From The Bottom Up
Rebuilding Trust In The Media Must Be From The Bottom Up
in Activism by Michael Gordon, University of Michigan
It seems clear that someone needs to rebuild trust between the media and the communities it serves. But how?…
How To Stop Leaking Data On Facebook
How To Stop Hemorrhaging Data On Facebook
in Privacy and Security by Belinda Barnet, Swinburne University of Technology
Every time you open an app, click a link, like a post, read an article, hover over an ad, or connect to someone, you…
Is There Really A Link Between Immigration And Crime?
Is There Really A Link Between Immigration And Crime?
in Civil Liberty by Dainis Ignatans, University of Huddersfield
I am an immigrant. Many people worry about those like me, and those from other countries who might follow in my…
Psychographics: The Behavioural Analysis That Helped Cambridge Analytica Know Voters' Minds
Psychographics: The Behavioural Analysis That Helped Cambridge Analytica Know Voters' Minds
in Privacy and Security by Michael Wade, IMD Business School
The dealings that have been revealed between Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have all the trappings of a Hollywood…
What Friends Of Our Friends Reveal About Us Online
What Friends Of Our Friends Reveal About Us Online
in Privacy and Security by Tom Abate-Stanford University
At a time when social network privacy is in the news, new research shows there are more ways than previously realized…
When Seeking To Attain Peace, What Matters Most Is Intention
When Seeking To Attain Peace, What Matters Most Is Intention
in Hostilities by Pythia Peay
For others, as for myself, the yearning for just a drop of miraculous balm to quiet the troubled waters of daily life…
It's Time For Third-party Data Brokers To Emerge From The Shadows
It's Time For Third-party Data Brokers To Emerge From The Shadows
in Privacy and Security by Sacha Molitorisz, University of Technology Sydney
Facebook announced last week it would discontinue the partner programs that allow advertisers to use third-party data…
How Paper Trails And Random Audits Could Easily Secure All Elections
How Paper Trails And Random Audits Could Easily Secure All Elections
in Elections by Eugene Vorobeychik, Vanderbilt University
As states begin to receive millions of federal dollars to secure the 2018 primary and general elections, officials…
It Only Takes A Few Countries To Kickstart A Decarbonisation Revolution
It Only Takes A Few Countries To Kickstart A Decarbonisation Revolution
in Climate Solutions by Markus Hagemann, Utrecht University and Andrzej Ancygier, New York University
In 2016, more renewable energy was added to the global grid than ever before, and at a lower cost. A global energy…
How Animals And Plants Trick And Deceive
How Animals And Plants Trick And Deceive
in Environment by Martin Stevens, Associate Professor of Sensory and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Exeter
Charles Darwin and his contemporary Alfred Wallace both appreciated the functions of deception in their theory of…
Better Ways To Foster Solar Innovation And Save Jobs Than Tariffs
Better Ways To Foster Solar Innovation And Save Jobs Than Tariffs
in Climate Adaptation by Edward Barbier and Terry Iverson, Colorado State University
Far from protecting U.S. interests, the tariffs are bound to stifle the current solar boom, destroying American jobs…
5 Things To Know About The Teachers' Strike In Oklahoma
5 Things To Know About The Teachers' Strike In Oklahoma
in Education by Erin McHenry-Sorber, West Virginia University
Following the success of the West Virginia teachers strike earlier this year that led to a 5 percent pay raise,…
Would Standing On The First Butterfly Really Change The History Of Evolution?
Would Standing On The First Butterfly Really Change The History Of Evolution?
in Climate Impacts by Jordi Paps, University of Essex
Science fiction writers can’t seem to agree on the rules of time travel. Sometimes, as in Doctor Who, characters can…
Why Can't We See The Five-Hundred-Pound Gorilla In The Room?
Why Can't We See The Five-Hundred-Pound Gorilla In The Room?
in Culture Wars by Emanuel Kuntzelman
Jane Goodall refers to Ervin Laszlo’s observation that most people are evolved enough to know that they need to change,…
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These Are The VA Healthcare's 3 Main Problems
in Healthcare by Richard Lachmann, University at Albany, State University of New York
The VA has long been in crisis. Nevertheless, it has pioneered evidence-based medicine and, overall, gets better…
You Don't Have To Quit Facebook, But Don't Trust It, Either
You Don't Have To Quit Facebook, But Don't Trust It, Either
in Privacy and Security by Denise Anthony and Luke Stark, Dartmouth College
Is it time to give up on social media? Many people are thinking about that in the wake of revelations regarding…
How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Targeting Model Really Worked
How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Targeting Model Really Worked
in Privacy and Security by Matthew Hindman, George Washington University
The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising…
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