How Disappearing Jobs Keep Kids Out Of College
How Disappearing Jobs Keep Kids Out Of College
in Education by Alison Jones, Duke University
After states suffer significant job losses, college attendance drops among the poorest students of the next generation,…
Waking Up to the Beauty of the Earth
Waking Up to the Beauty of the Earth: Every Living Being Has A Song
in Environment by Anne Rowthorn
This is the time...to stand in awe before Earth and all the stars. The singing river calls us to sit on her banks and…
Can We Predict Political Uprisings?
Can We Predict Political Uprisings?
in Activism by Mohammad Reza Farzanegan, University of Marburg
Forecasting political unrest is a challenging task, especially in this era of post-truth and opinion polls.
Cities Can Jump Start Climate Progress By Plugging In Their Vehicles
Cities Can Jump Start Climate Progress By Plugging In Their Vehicles
in Climate Solutions by Daniel Cohan, Rice University
President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement reaffirmed what was already clear
3 Minute Story Of 800,000 Years Of Climate Change With A Sting In The Tail
3 Minute Story Of 800,000 Years Of Climate Change With A Sting In The Tail
in Warming Evidence by Ben Henley, University of Melbourne and Nerilie Abram, Australian National University
There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated.
Why What You Post Online Can Wreck Your Life
Why What You Post Online Can Wreck Your Life
in Privacy and Security by Thao Nelson, Indiana University
Harvard recently rescinded admission offers for some incoming freshmen who participated in a private Facebook group…
Leaving School Early Means You're Likely Never To Return In Adult Life
Leaving School Early Means You're Likely Never To Return In Adult Life
in Education by Stephen Lamb and Shuyan Huo, Victoria University
One in eight Australians will never get Year 12 qualifications. Some, but not all of these people, make up the one in…
Climate Action Never Did Depended on Trump
Climate Action Never Did Depend on Trump
in Climate Solutions by Colin Beavan, YES Magazine
There are so many ways we can slow and stop the burning of fossil fuels in the United States. But we need to get to…
Choosing Creativity Over Condition­ing Is The Primary Choice Of Your Life
Choosing Creativity Over Condition­ing Is The Primary Choice Of Your Life
in Activism by Amit Goswami, Ph.D.
The primary ongoing question of your life is: are you going to choose same-old, same-old, or are you going to explore…
Why Is Climate Change Such A Hard Sell In The US?
Why Is Climate Change Such A Hard Sell In The US?
in Political by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art
President Donald Trump on June 1 took the dramatic step of removing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement – the…
In The Future Your Ambulance Could Be Driverless
In The Future Your Ambulance Could Be Driverless
in Economy by Keegan Shepard, Edge Hill University
The revolution in driverless vehicles will make many jobs obsolete. In the US alone, it is estimated that driverless…
Why Fleece Jackets Are Bad News For The Ocean
Why Fleece Jackets Are Bad News For The Ocean
in Environment by Shelly Leachman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Microfibers are one of the biggest contributors to ocean pollution. New research clarifies how washing fleece jackets…
How Flexible Employment Could Be Making You Ill
How Flexible Employment Could Be Making You Ill
in Economy by Keith Bender and Ioannis Theodossiou, University of Aberdeen
The notion of a “job for life” has ceased to exist for most workers in the UK. Companies are shifting the burden of…
6 Things Every Consumer Should Know About The Internet Of Things
6 Things Every Consumer Should Know About The Internet Of Things
in Privacy and Security by Kayleen Manwaring, UNSW
At least 40% of Australian households now have at least one home “Internet of Things” device. These are fridges, window…
Why Bernie Believes There's Hope In The Age Of Trump
Why Bernie Believes There's Hope In The Age Of Trump
in Activism by Luca Trenta, Swansea University
When Bernie Sanders took to the stage at this year’s Hay Festival, it was to a room of cheers and clapping.
How TV Cultivates Authoritarianism And Helped Elect Trump
How TV Cultivates Authoritarianism And Helped Elect Trump
in Reforms by James Shanahan, Indiana University and Michael Morgan, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Many gallons of ink (and megabytes of electronic text) have been devoted to explaining the surprise victory of Donald…
Why FBI Directors Are Forbidden From Getting Cozy With Presidents
Why FBI Directors Are Forbidden From Getting Cozy With Presidents
in Justice by Douglas M. Charles, Pennsylvania State University
How are U.S. presidents and FBI directors supposed to communicate? A new FBI director has recently been nominated,…
Why The Republican Push For Self-Sufficiency Misses The Point Of Safety Net Programs
Why The Republican Push For Self-Sufficiency Misses The Point Of Safety Net Programs
in Economy by David Campbell and Kristina Lambright, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Here’s how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has tried to justify the Trump administration’s bid…
How UK Higher Education Is Being Turned Upside Down
How UK Higher Education Is Being Turned Upside Down
in Education by Julie Davies and Joanne Blake, University of Huddersfield
There is little doubt that the challenging, turbulent and uncertain times faced by the UK’s university sector in 2016…
Is The World We Live In We've Created Giving Us Cancer?
15th Century China Has A Lesson For America's New Climate Policy
in Political by Dave Frame, Victoria University of Wellington
In the early 15th century the Ming Dynasty in China undertook a series of expensive oceangoing expeditions called the…
Our Human, Social, And Environmental Systems Are Vulnerable, And Wide Open To Be Shifted
From Humanity's Breakdown to a Breakthrough: Using Disruptions as Opportunities for Growth
in Trends by Kingsley L. Dennis
It is my understanding that global humanity presently stands on the verge of an unprecedented shift toward drastic…
Why Spending On Schools Beats Military Spending For Creating Jobs
Why Spending On Schools Beats Military Spending For Creating Jobs
in Economy by Gillian Kiley, Brown University
Government spending on the military yields fewer jobs, dollar for dollar, than spending on domestic programs such as…
Is There A Link Between Foreign Policy And Terrorism?
Is There A Link Between Foreign Policy And Terrorism?
in Hostilities by Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham
What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester and a British general election…
Wonder Women Have Been Smashing The Patriarchy Since Classical Times
Wonder Women Have Been Smashing The Patriarchy Since Classical Times
in Inequality by Roberta Magnani, Swansea University
Wonder Woman is an unsettling superhero. More so than her male counterparts, she resists easy classification: she’s…
6 Ways To Save California’s Trout And Salmon
6 Ways To Save California’s Trout And Salmon
in Climate Adaptation by University of California, Davis
A new report indicates that almost half of native California salmon, steelhead, and trout species are on track to be…
It's Time For We the People to Face the Music and Dance Together
It's Time For We the People to Face the Music and Dance Together
in Democracy by Steve Bhaerman
Call me a hopeless hopium addict, but I believe that we are "in the same boat". Our ship of state has run aground,…
How Bad Could The US's Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement Be?
How Bad Could The US's Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement Be?
in Political by Robert Kopp, Rutgers University
Even before the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, market forces and policy measures were starting to tilt…
Why Mandatory Minimum Sentences And Populist Criminal Justice Policy Do Not Work
Why Mandatory Minimum Sentences And Populist Criminal Justice Policy Do Not Work
in Justice by Kate Fitz-Gibbon and James Roffee, Monash University
The Victorian Liberal Party recently announced that, if elected in November 2018, it would introduce mandatory minimum…
Why The World Might Be Better Off If Trump Withdraws From The Paris Climate Deal
Why The World Might Be Better Off If Trump Withdraws From The Paris Climate Deal
in Political by Luke Kemp, Australian National University
The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would…
Why Cutting The EPA Budget Makes Little Economic Sense
Why Cutting The EPA Budget Makes Little Economic Sense
in Economy by Patricia Smith, University of Michigan
President Donald Trump recently ordered an air strike on Syria, fueled in part by moral outrage at images of babies…
Puerto Ricans are searching for solutions to the island’s worst economic and social crisis in a long time.
What Rural, Coastal Puerto Ricans Can Teach Us About Thriving In Times Of Crisis
in Inequality by Carlos G. García-Quijano and Hilda Lloréns, University of Rhode Island
Puerto Ricans are searching for solutions to the island’s worst economic and social crisis in a long time.
Why It's Anger, Not Race And Religion, That Fans The Flames Of Terrorism
Why It's Anger, Not Race And Religion, That Fans The Flames Of Terrorism
in Hostilities by Simon Mabon, Lancaster University
The bombing of Manchester Arena on May 22 struck the very heart of British society. It was a horrific, direct assault…
It's Time To Be Part of an Inspired Community
It's Time To Be Part of an Inspired Community
in Culture Wars by Kingsley L. Dennis
Civilizations emerge and evolve when they are governed by a creative minority that inspires the people. In turn,…
Anyone who spends much time online knows the saying: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product”. That’s not exactly correct
How On The Internet, You Are Always The Product
in Privacy and Security by Suranga Seneviratne and Dali Kaafar, Data61
Anyone who spends much time online knows the saying: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product”. That’s not exactly…
Is Rule By The Lowest Common Denominator Baked Into Democracy?
Is Rule By The Lowest Common Denominator Baked Into Democracy?
in Democracy by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art
The Trump victory, and the general disaster for Democrats this year, was the victory of ignorance, critics moan.
Once Conservatives Warned That Liberals Were Defining Deviancy Down
For Years Conservatives Claimed That Liberals Were "Defining Deviancy Down"
in Culture Wars by Robert Reich
Last Wednesday, on the eve of his election to the House of Representatives, Montana Republican Greg Gianforte beat up…
Good Grief! Even The Weather Is Now Political
Good Grief! Even The Weather Is Now Political
in Political by Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton, University of Sydney
Until recently, weather talk was an easy filler for any awkward silence. But tragically for polite conversationalists…
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How The Internet Knows If You're Happy Or Sad
in Privacy and Security by Lewis Mitchell, University of Adelaide
Think about what you shared with your friends on Facebook today. Was it feelings of “stress” or “failure”, or perhaps…
The Left-Right Challenge to the Failed War on Drugs
The Left-Right Challenge to the Failed War on Drugs
in Justice by Ralph Nader
More and more conservatives and liberals, from the halls of Congress to people in communities across the country, are…
The Cost For The Iraq And Afghanistan War Is $6 Trillion And Unpaid
The Cost For The Iraq And Afghanistan War Is $6 Trillion And Unpaid
in Hostilities by Linda J. Bilmes, Harvard University
On Memorial Day, we pay respects to the fallen from past wars – including the more than one million American soldiers…
A Complete Repeal Of The ACA Will Result In More Deaths. Period.
Why A Complete Repeal Of The ACA Would Result In More Deaths. Period.
in Healthcare by AJ Earley
I was beyond frustrated. I felt extremely hopeless. I believed that I had zero options, despite the fact that I could…
How Australian Farmers Are Adapting To Climate Change
How Australian Farmers Are Adapting To Climate Change
in Climate Adaptation by Neal Hughes, Australian National University
2016-17 has been a great year for Australian farmers, with record production, exports and profits. These records have…
Can Progressive Politics Win In A Post-truth World By Making Myths Of Its Own?
Can Progressive Politics Win In A Post-truth World By Making Myths Of Its Own?
in Democracy by Timothy Stacey, Goldsmiths, University of London
Much has been made of Donald Trump’s wanton deployment of myths in the place of facts in recent months.
6 Reasons Why Stopping Terrorism Is So Challenging
6 Reasons Why Stopping Terrorism Is So Challenging
in Hostilities by Gary LaFree, University of Maryland
A January 2017 Pew survey showed that Americans rate terrorism as the top priority for the Trump administration and…

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