How The Pain Of 9/11 Still Stays With A Generation
How The Pain Of 9/11 Still Stays With A Generation
by Dana Rose Garfin
The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were the worst acts of terrorism on American soil to date. Designed to instill…
How Climate Change Will Reshape The World’s Agricultural Trade
How Climate Change Will Reshape The World’s Agricultural Trade
by Luciana Porfiri, David Newth, and John Finnigan
Ending world hunger is a central aspiration of modern society. To address this challenge – along with expanding…
Young Australians' Prospects Still Come Down To Where They Grow Up
Young Australians' Prospects Still Come Down To Where They Grow Up
by Gerry Redmond and Jennifer Skattebol
Australia as a nation has never been richer. But it is now also more unequal than at any time since the early 1980s.…
Hurricane Florence’s Surge Is Expected to Hit Homes That Already Cost the Government Millions
Hurricane Florence’s Surge Is Expected to Hit Homes That Already Cost the Government Millions
by Lisa Song and Al Shaw
Though the flooding from Hurricane Florence is predicted to be unprecedented, residents of the coastal North Carolina…
Why It's Hard To Spread The Idiot Fruit
Why It's Hard To Spread The Idiot Fruit
by Stuart Worboys
Sometimes, in rainforest research, the only way to go is up. Twenty years ago I chose the rare rainforest tree…
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What a Society Designed for Well-Being Looks Like
by Tabita Green
Economic justice goes a long way toward improving mental health up and down the socioeconomic ladder.
Yellowhammer: The Brexit Bird With A Story To Tell About The EU
Yellowhammer: The Brexit Bird With A Story To Tell About The EU
by Samuel Jones
A little bit of bread and no cheese. This short phrase may conjure bucolic scenes of the British summertime in your…
No Quick Or Easy Resolution To The Trans Mountain Pipeline Question
No Quick Or Easy Resolution To The Trans Mountain Pipeline Question
by Mark Winfield
The decision by the Federal Court of Appeal against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion seems to have come as a shock…
Understanding London's Falling House Prices
Understanding London's Falling House Prices
by Geoff Meen
House prices in London fell by 0.6% in June, according to the UK’s official statistics body, the ONS. It might not…
Why Canada's Most Livable City Is Not Vancouver...it's Calgary
Why Canada's Most Livable City Is Not Vancouver...it's Calgary
by Meg Holden
Vancouver residents felt a sting to their sense of urban pride when they saw the news that their city had lost to…
How Much Plastic Does It Take To Kill A Turtle?
How Much Plastic Does It Take To Kill A Turtle?
by Britta Denise Hardesty, Chris Wilcox, Kathy Ann Townsend and Qamar Schuyler
We know there is a lot of plastic in the ocean, and that turtles (and other endangered species) are eating it. It is…
Is Our Shared Reality Fraying
Is Our Shared Reality Fraying
by Arie Kruglanski
What’s different is that in the past, debates about the status of truth primarily took place in intellectual cafes and…
Why Happiness Is The Metric Of The Future
Why Happiness Is The Metric Of The Future
by Jessica Pykett
Most recently, New Zealand announced that its 2019 budget will report on how national spending impacts on well-being.…
How Meteorologists Predict The Next Big Hurricane
How Meteorologists Predict The Next Big Hurricane
by Mark Bourassa and Vasu Misra, Florida State University
Hurricane Florence is heading toward the U.S. coast, right at the height of hurricane season. Hurricanes can cause…
Will We Repeat Prehistoric Vegetation Loss
Will We Repeat Prehistoric Vegetation Loss?
by Mari Jensen
Unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the current warming from climate change may drive a dramatic shift in…
Making Society Civil Again
Making Society Civil Again
by Jordan Richard Schoenherr
The United States media has been awash with debates about civility in recent months after a number of officials in…
How Passports Evolved To Help Governments Regulate Your Movement
How Passports Evolved To Help Governments Regulate Your Movement
by John Torpey
The Trump administration is denying passports to U.S. citizens who live in Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border, according…
Why We All Need To Stop Obsessing Over GDP
Why We All Need To Stop Obsessing Over GDP
by Sophie Mitra
GDP – or gross domestic product – is the rate at which the total value of goods and services produced in the U.S. grew.…
Do Parental Jobs Predict How Far You Get In Life
Do Parental Jobs Predict How Far You Get In Life
by James Devitt
American workers’ occupational status reflects that of their parents more than previously known, a new study shows. The…
Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now
Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now
by Steven Pinker
In his book Enlightenment Now, Pinker makes the case that Enlightenment principles of reason, science and humanism are…
What We Can Learn From China’s Fight Against Environmental Ruin
What We Can Learn From China’s Fight Against Environmental Ruin
by Brett Bryan and Lei Gao
A good news story about China’s environment is something you don’t hear every day. But a major review published today…
4 Ways To Defend Democracy And Protect Every Voter's Ballot4 Ways To Defend Democracy And Protect Every Voter's Ballot
4 Ways To Defend Democracy And Protect Every Voter's Ballot
by Douglas W. Jones
As voters prepare to cast their ballots in the November midterm elections, it’s clear that U.S. voting is under…
Extreme Weather In Europe Linked To Less Sea Ice And Warming In The Barents Sea
Extreme Weather In Europe Linked To Less Sea Ice And Warming In The Barents Sea
by Yueng-Djern Lenn, Benjamin Barton, and Camille Lique
The cold, remote Arctic Ocean and its surrounding marginal seas have experienced climate change at a rate not seen at…
Why It's Hard For Minorities To Pull Themselves Up By Bootstraps When It Comes To Health
Why It's Hard For Minorities To Pull Themselves Up By Bootstraps When It Comes To Health
by Shervin Assari
Many Americans deeply believe that people should pull themselves up by their bootstraps. After all, individual…
3 Ways Teenagers Are Misrepresented In Society
3 Ways Teenagers Are Misrepresented In Society
by Charlotte Kelly
Popular ideas about teenagers are often polarized: from lazy, immature school kids who love to wake up late, to…
People Who See Men And Women As Fundamentally Different Are More Likely To Accept Workplace Discrimination
People Who See Men And Women As Fundamentally Different Are More Likely To Accept Workplace Discrimination
by Cordelia Fine and Nick Haslam
How should people who care about gender equality in the workplace argue their case? The most popular approach is to…
How A Trade War Affects Working Class Americans
How A Trade War Affects Working Class Americans
by Jeffrey Kucik
Scholars of international political economy, such as myself, recognize that trade hasn’t always been good for poorer…
How To Make College More Affordable In The US
How To Make College More Affordable In The US
by Jill Tiefenthaler, Eric J. Barron, , and Reynold Verret
A college education has many funders. Federal and state governments provide support, as do the institutions of higher…
How Online Retailing Is Changing Our Lives, Whether We Use It Or Not
How Online Retailing Is Changing Our Lives, Whether We Use It Or Not
by Richard Holden
Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City held its much anticipated annual central banking conference in…
5 Ways Communities Are Coping With Climate Anxiety
5 Ways Communities Are Coping With Climate Anxiety
by Katie Hayes, Blake Poland, Mark Hathaway
This summer, wildfires erupted in California, torrential rains flooded parts of Japan, and record-breaking temperatures…
Aldous Huxley’s Dystopian Vision and Donald Trump’s Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s Dystopian Vision and Donald Trump’s Brave New World
by Keith Booker and Isra Daraiseh
The crass, three-ring-circus texture of the current crowd in Washington recalls the degraded America depicted in Mike…
Think The Invisible Hand Controls Markets? Maybe Not
Think The Invisible Hand Controls Markets? Maybe Not
by Caroline Brooks
While many economists assume the “invisible hand” theory influences markets, new research finds a disruptor has turned…
Do Hurricanes Feel The Effects Of Climate Change?
Do Hurricanes Feel The Effects Of Climate Change?
by Chanh Kieu
Hurricane Harvey, with its historical amount of rainfall over Texas, followed by a string of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and…
Why China Wants To Dominate The World's Green Energy Markets
Why China Wants To Dominate The World's Green Energy Markets
by Chris G. Pope
Renewable energy is increasingly inevitable, and those that dominate the markets in these new technologies will likely…
John McCain Helped Build A Country That No Longer Reflects His Values
John McCain Helped Build A Country That No Longer Reflects His Values
by Elizabeth Sherman
Arizona Sen. John McCain – scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global…
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The Infantilization Of Western Culture
by Simon Gottschalk
What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse? If you regularly watch TV, you’ve…
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To Build These Homes, We Chose an All-Women Crew
by The Mudgirls
The Mudgirls collective redefines expectations about what a construction site is supposed to look like—child care,…
How To Move Energy Policy Beyond Bias And Vested Interests
How To Move Energy Policy Beyond Bias And Vested Interests
by Shirin Malekpour and Enayat A. Moallemi
The Turnbull government’s flagship energy plan, the National Energy Guarantee, was intended to end a decade-long…
Can Civil Disobedience Change The World?
Can You Change the World with Civil Disobedience?
by Katie Fitzpatrick
It is not often that a neighbourhood squabble is remembered as a world-historical event. In the summer of 1846, Henry…
How Asian American Firstborns See Their Family Role
How Asian American Firstborns See Their Family Role
by Jared Wadley
When compared to European Americans, Asian-American firstborns feel the additional burden of being cultural brokers and…
Coffee Farmers Struggle To Adapt To Colombia's Changing Climate
Coffee Farmers Struggle To Adapt To Colombia's Changing Climate
by Jessica Eise and Natalie White
In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains,…
How Geo-Engineered Crops May Help And Harm
How Geo-Engineered Crops May Help And Harm
by Tim Radford,Climate News Network
To cool the world and also boost plant growth, geo-engineered crops might do the trick. But if they work by dimming the…
The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief
The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief
by Peter Kalmus
A climate scientist talks to a psychologist about coping with the crushing stress related to climate change. Here’s…
Why Turkey Is An Warning Of The Economic Pain Of Democratic Backsliding
Why Turkey Is A Warning Of The Economic Pain Of Democratic Backsliding
by Richard Holden
As American baseball legend Yogi Berra once supposedly quipped, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Three years ago the…
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